jubileeBanner:    Unity Pictures
Cast:    Innocent, Saikumar, Jagathy, Manoj K Jayan, Salimkumar, Sadiq, Anoopchandran, Bijukuttan and K P A C Lalitha.
Direction:    G George
Production:    Alex Chacko, Anto Mathew
Music:    Shyam Dharman




Jubilee is probably as worse as it gets in Malayalam commercial cinema. It’s a baffling debacle that fails to make any sense whatsoever to the viewers and remains downright offensive and plainly unpleasant.

Thomas Koya (Innocent) is an octogenarian and a patriarch to the core. Neither the money nor the authority is any longer there, and his youngest son Joji (Saiju Kurup), a vagabond youngster only adds to his woes. An automobile engineer by profession, Joji dreams of making it big someday, but is accused of nothing less than cold blooded murder. As his sponsorship to England lies waiting on the cards, Joji and his pals have little time before they can set things straight!

What does one comment regarding a script and screenplay that revels on a title Jubilee and proudly proclaims that the hero has been accredited with the nickname courtesy his being born after his father was well over fifty years? Ifjubilee that wasn’t inane enough, you have quite a few dreadfully distasteful double innuendos that would make you throw up in disgust.

Saiju Kurup is one lucky actor in that we have seen quite a few of his releases in recent times. I should grant it to him that he does make an effort, but sadly they simply aren’t enough. Manasa as his lady love is barely there. The secondary characters do need a special mention in that they are first rate actors brought down to play contrived roles. Innocent and KPAC Lalitha must have seen better times, for sure.

The hilarity and humor in Jubilee are regrettably unintended. The action sequences are so painfully fake that you would laugh your guts out. Rajmohan Unnithan delivering a few blows evokes loud guffaws and so do a few other supposedly emotional scenes that turn out to be real awkward.

This fiasco runs for a full two and a half odd hours and the narrative that loses steam within the first five minutes is jerked up further, time and again, by songs as if in an errant musical. Popping up at the most importunate moments they make you scratch your head off in sheer exasperation.

As they say, it never rains, but it pours. Bad acting is compounded with jubileeequally terrible editing, choreography and almost everything else that you care to lay your eyes on. Most of the sequences are unevenly paced and Jubilee clearly doesn’t have a clue as to what it wants to do or say.

One can’t help being amazed by the kind of money being pumped into projects as these. And it simply confounds me as to how this deadly yawn of a film earned itself a theatrical release. Jubilee could quite easily be reference material for a Bad Filmmaking Book for Dummies or a handbook for Film Institutes on how not to make a movie.

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