For quite some time after the recent remake fever of hits in Mollywood, the viewers has sensed it as an endeavor to make quick cash with little efforts of throwing up some sensuous, vivid scenes with older screenplays. 'Chattakkari', from its initial promos look no way different, but failing to rework on the script has made it a strictly average endeavour that may not get applauds for recreating a period classic.
Coming from debutante Santhosh Sethumadhavan, the son of the director of the original, the expectations were much more than what we see on screen. Here we have the very original story line of an Anglo- Indian girl Julie falling for the Sasi from an Orthodox Hindu Warier family. Shamna Kassim, boldly and appreciably lends believability to her first heroine role in as Julie, living with her siblings, strict mother (Suvarna), and lovable but alcoholic father Morris (Innocent) who is an engine driver. Though living a European life style with the little money they have, Julie but discards her long time friend Richard from her own community, for her best friend Usha's brother Sasi(Hemanth), now on vacation from his higher studies in abroad. As Sasi moves off for a year to Calcutta, Julie finds herself to be pregnant. Fearing the society, Julie's mother takes her to their Aunt (Sukumari) living alone at a seaside home. There she delivers the baby and come back home to succumb to her mother's wishes of proceeding to U K. Whether the lovers unite
01:08 PM, Sep 15, 2012
Remakes are in a vogue in Malayalam cinema of late what with more and more adapted versions becoming hits. Producer Menaka Suresh Kumar whose earlier movies 'Neelathamara' and 'Rathinirvedam' were successful, and whose latest film 'Chattakkari' releases shortly, speaks about the trend. "Both 'Neelathamara' and 'Rathinirvedam' were movies that stood the best of time. There is always an audience for classic movies, that were adored by people at that time."...
04:30 PM, Sep 12, 2012
The sultry Julie, in a knee-length flowery frock and a sensuous smile on her face had won the hearts of a generation. 'Chattakkari' released in 1974 and subsequently the Hindi version 'Julie' released the next year, went on to become blockbusters. The script was an out and out heroine-oriented one and Lakshmi - who played the female part in both versions became extremely popular. And now with the latest adaptation...
11:15 AM, Sep 12, 2012