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is OK

Author: vishnu_s_prasad from India
14 February 2009

Kattila Gopalan is a notorious name in a little village named Oonjaalaadi. Though nobody has seen Gopalan, people hold him in dread as he is a thief who always manages to steal whatever he wants, without ever getting caught or even being seen by anyone. His identity remains a mystery.

Then one day Harishchandran, a carpenter happens to see Gopalan for the first time. He is thus forced to flee the little village and seeks refuge in the city. There he meets Lakshmanan, another thief who has an ailing mother to look after. They form a team and start thieving, Lakshmanan to treat his mother and Gopalan with an aim to buy back his ancestral house which he has lost in his childhood. And then a girl named Diana and her brother Babu John, a rich banker, come into the lives of Gopalan and Lakshmanan. Life changes drastically for the duo.

Dileep is his usual self as Gopalan, though he shines more in the comic sequences than in others. Salim Kumar as Lakshmanan is good. The rest of the cast, like Harisri Ashokan as Harishchandran, Manoj K. Jayan as Babu John and Biju Menon as the commissioner of police are OK, though none of them gets to do anything outstanding. The heroine Radha Varma as Diana doesn't impress much. Jagathy Sreekumar too is his usual self.

Nothing much to jot about the songs. The technical aspects are in keeping with the mood of the film. The main flaw as far as Crazy Gopalan is concerned is that it loses its appeal when Dileep's character, that of Gopalan starts playing the usual film hero, inf the baddies and engaging in all kinds of heroics. If the character had been presented in a comic vein on the main, it would have been much more enjoyable. The director Dipu, who has also penned the script, has to take the blame for this. There are many sequences that could have been executed much more deftly, but as such the film requires more of polish.

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this gopalan is OK !

Author: (timesquare66)
13 May 2010

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The introduction scenes are good and has its comedic moments. Salim kumar is serious in this one and overall the movie lacks an interesting plot.The crazy gopalan song is good with funny scenes. manoj k jay an should stick to villain roles as he is good in it. Jagthi,harishree ashoken should have given more length in their character. The director did not utilize the combo of dileep and harishree ashoken as seen in meesha madhavan,thilakam.

The heroine is OK in her role but the director could have chosen a better actress.This movie is predictable and has very less suspense. There is a flashback of dileep when salim kumar is beaten by the people but it was not explained by the director much. They copied an action scene or two from some English movie.

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