Cinema Company is a 2012 Malayalam romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Mamas, and starring mainly newcomers. Basil, Sanjeev, Shruthi Hariharan and Badri play the roles of four close friends who dream of making a film.
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Three friends run a beachfront hotel leaving their jobs. Now their hotel is haunted by paranormal phenomenons. A cold reading psychic John Don Bosco enters their life and Clara's phantom realm to solve the troubling mystery.
Ann Mariya, a jovial kid hires a goon, Gireesh due to an incident at school. Her kindness causes Gireesh to change his morals and they become great friends. Family problems and her desire to be no. 1 at long jump form the rest of the story.
As Paul Cheriyan (Basil) prepares to leave for his office, he sees several people coming into his building. He asks a watchman about it, and learns that a boy has died in an accident, to which his friends bore witness. Paul goes to where the dead boy's friends are mourning and cursing themselves, and then returns to his apartment, where he starts thinking about his own friends and where they might be now. He recalls Parvathi (Hariharan), also called Paru, who carried a ukulele with her and sang jingles on air, then Varghese Panikkar (Sanjeev), a rich friend of his who wanted to be a director and always carried a sketch pad and a camera. He next thinks about Fazal (Badri), also called Ikka, a writer who received many awards for his books. He was in love with a rich girl named Roshni (Lakshmi). Paul then reflects on his own former dream to be an actor. The four friends had intended to make a film together, but things did not work out and the project was abandoned. Paul returns to Kochi,...
At A Time When Mainstream Movies Are Boring, Cinema Company Stands Out!
So, I had heard a lot about Cinema Company & I must say it is one of the few watchable movies of 2012.
The cast might not be professionals but all of them have done a great work with what they were asked to do. Only the lead girl over acts. But that's fine. Mamas has done well with everything and the writing is cool. The plot is also inventive and out-of-the box. The astrology part might unrest you but rest everything's fine. Songs are average, and the climax is genuine. Some sequences may make you ridicule, but as the story progresses, everything will gel at the right point.
BOTTOM LINE: You may watch it for the sheer pleasure of watching something new and inventive.
WATCH OUT FOR: Prithviraj's look-alike!
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES
Language: No | Sex: No | Nudity: No | Violence: No | Alcohol: Mild
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