You’ve to admit that debutant director Saji Surendran’s Ivar Vivahitharayal begins on a decent premise. But it’s sad to see how those involved in its making, mess up things, after a while.
In a desperate effort to package in too many messages and plots, the script loses its grip and the movie meanders along aimlessly like a ‘mega-serial on big screen’ (Not to forget that most involved in it are active in the TV serial circuit).
Vivek (Jayasurya) is an MBA student and the only son of a lawyer-couple, played by Siddique and Rekha. The parents, who live separately in adjacent apartments though not legally divorced, are stunned when their son asks to get him married soon after his exams are over.
He gets married to Kavya (Bhama), a radio jockey who has just lost her job and their problems start right from day one.
Kavya finds it difficult to adjust with her husband, as he is too immature! To add to her woes, he is too close to his friends even after their marriage, especially to Tessy (Samvritha Sunil). Soon there is tension happening between them and the parents as well.
As he announces towards the end, it was an attempt to bring his parents close that Vivek tied the knot in the first place, but he perhaps opted for the wrong partner!
Now, with its rather dramatic situations, amateurish script and unimpressive performances, the film is not perhaps intended to be taken too seriously. Both Jayasurya and Bhama behave as if they have no definite idea about the nature of their characters.
No wonder, it is comedian Suraj Venjarammood and to some extent, Samvritha Sunil, who eventually come out with the most impressive performances in the film.
In all fairness, is a nice attempt, but it is a situation where the makers of the film had all the resources, but just didn’t know how to use them effectively.
The songs are good and have been taken in a stylish way. But things would have been even more attractive with better visuals during the scenes, especially since most of the sequences happen inside the apartments.
Ivar Vivahitharayal is a watchable fare and may cater pretty well to all those who defines entertainment just as a perfect mix of song ‘n’ dance routines, melodrama and tasteless buffoonery. But the question for all those involved in its making is that, why should you settle with that when you have a nice storyline and a competent cast, at your disposal?
Banner: Kunjuveettil productions
Cast: Jayasuriya, Navya Nair, Samvrutha, Bhama,
Sai Kumar, Siddique, Devan, Nedumudi Venu, Suraj Venjaramoodu,
Suresh Krishna, Anoop Menon, Rekha, Kala Ranjini,
Mallika Sukumaran, Manian Pillai Raju, Suresh Kumar, Pradeep Prabhakar
Direction: Saji Surendran
Production: S. Gopakumar