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Sadhu Miranda - Review

Written by: By: Settu Shankar
Published: Monday, February 11, 2008, 15:02 [IST]

After comedy riots like Friends and Engal Anna, ace Malayalam director Siddique come out with Sadhu Miranda, a poor cocktail of comedy, sentiment and action. Abbas and his brother rob a bank at Pondicherry on a sunny day. They steal Rs. 20 crores of Govt money come from the treasury. The police catch them them but they escape from the clutches of the police by kill Prasanna's innocent sister - a bank customer who comes to apply for an education loan. Abbas, using his links with the drug mafia tries all to legalize the money illegally.

Prasanna seeking vengeance for his sister's death and abducts Abbas' brother and make him as an addict to drugs, dupes him and makes Abbas to rush back to Chennai from where he has comfortably settled in the US. The rest of the movie is as good as any ones guess. It seems that the director confuses the audience a a little while into the film as to whether it is a comical flick or an action thriller. The eventual result is a mess.

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Most of the scenes look to be in a very amateur manner and are very boring. Prasanna acts well in the role of a brother who seeks vengeance for his beloved sister's murder. But in the action scenes, it is too hard to believe his extraordinary punches and dives. The role of a white collar bank robber fits Abbas like few roles have recently. Kavya tries to emote beyond just using her eyes expressively but often fails in the process. Her looks neither seductive nor family oriented but she shows some maturity in the scenes with Prasanna.

Seniors like Kota Srinivasa Rao, Charlie, MS Bhaskar and Karunas are really save at least a part of the movie and make the same watchable particularly Kotta Srinivasa Rao who rocks in the role of a comic villain. Manivannan, Manoj K Jayan, Sachu are also in the cast. The title song of the film is very impressive. The lyrics and the item girl performance (Swetha Menon) in the song are very catchy and seductive.

Prathap V Kumar's cinematography is noteworthy. The editor should have concentrated on making the scenes crisp. Gokula Krishna's dialogues are funny in parts, crisp and clever in others.

Verdict: Average
Credits:
Cast: Prasanna, Kavya, Abbas, Kotta Srinivasa Rao
Music: Deepak Dev
Camera: Prathap V Kumar
Direction: Siddhique
Producer: Alka Film Corporation

Topics: sadhu miranda, prasanna
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