Unemployed youth Appukuttan (Mohanlal) saves an heiress Chandra (Sukanya) and is mistaken for her husband. His juice vendor friend (Sreenivasan) also enters the fray and pretends to be Chand... Read allUnemployed youth Appukuttan (Mohanlal) saves an heiress Chandra (Sukanya) and is mistaken for her husband. His juice vendor friend (Sreenivasan) also enters the fray and pretends to be Chandra's "husband" at her father's factory, while Appukuttan plays the same role in the hospit... Read allUnemployed youth Appukuttan (Mohanlal) saves an heiress Chandra (Sukanya) and is mistaken for her husband. His juice vendor friend (Sreenivasan) also enters the fray and pretends to be Chandra's "husband" at her father's factory, while Appukuttan plays the same role in the hospital.
The story may sound a little ridiculous. Appukuttan(Mohanlal), a man struggling in life, is mistaken for another man Alphy who is the husband of the heir of a prominent business family. The woman Chandra(Sukanya) is involved in an accident and Appukuttan brings her to the hospital at which point he is mistaken for Alphy. He is persuaded by Iruvikutty(Innocent) to act as Alphy till the father recovers. But Appukuttan wants to continue the game till he gets a loan approved from a bank. This leads to various hilarious situations. Their problems are further complicated by the entry of Lekha(Pooja Batra), Iruvikutty's daughter who is suspicious of Appukuttan. The story moves into sillier and sillier situations but that's what makes the movie so special. The turnaround of Lekha towards the middle is also done well. Noor, Appukuttan's friend also provides some hilarious scenes. The scene where he rushes into the hospital and where he and Appukuttan both have to pretend as Alphy is comedy gold and is one of the best scenes in the movie. The memorable scenes are aplenty. The scene where Appukuttan needs to help the nurse in changing her dress is an example. Mohanlal's expressions and Innocent's performance in this scene is simply outstanding. Pappu as the accountant is also a great addition in this scene. Another classic scene is the scene where Appukuttan tells Iruvikutty that he wants to continue the game. The fast flowing lines are one of the highlights and credit should be given to the dialogue writer for writing such clever lines.
Mohanlal turns in an outstanding performance as the desperate man with a heart of gold. The scene where he tells Lekha not to cry is one of the best scenes and showcases the versatility of the actor. Innocent is hyper energetic in this movie but that's not a bad thing. He doesn't have his usual sarcastic demeanor. In this movie, his character seems like a man who is in panic most of the time. In the scenes towards the end, he is excellent and this shows that he is capable of doing any kind of role in the comedy genre. Sukanya has done a good job but doesn't have much role in this movie. Pooja Batra is the surprise package here. I didn't expect her to do well but she has given an energetic performance. Srinivasan as usual is good. There are many flaws. What about Mamukoya's character? How will his reaction be when he finds out the truth? Would the company employees be quiet if they heard that they were being tricked? The reaction of Chandra's father when he finds out the truth isn't believable either. The movie has several flaws and isn't really believable(noor as another Alphy!) but I didn't really care because it was so much fun! In the end, it all comes together perfectly so why complain? Overall a great movie(if you are willing to look past the flaws) and one of my favourites.
- Jan 29, 2009