After the big hits from Dileeplike 'Karyasthan' and 'MayaMohini', film critics seems to have developed a fear in rating the commercial prospects of Dileep flicks. Even the ones that they wrote off as duds, managed to keep the Box Office happy, with families pouring into laugh out of the inane sequences and forced wits.
Adding to this list is his latest 'Mr Marumakan', another scripts from Sibi K Thomas-Udhay Krishna. A loud, larger-than-life and formulaic stuff, 'Mr Marumakan' is packed with every favorite formula of the scriptwriters, starting from the confusions to blown up twists and surprising coincidences. For those who relish the regular stuffs from Dileep camp, this movie at almost three hours is more than an 'Onasadhya', while for others it is as usual, the unbelievable stuff that goes well with the masses.
Dileep is a law graduate named Ashokraj here, who has rechristened himself as Chakravarthy (Dileep), to focus on his aim, that is becoming a famous person. More involved in the running of the Bharatha kalakshethram, the drama troupe owned by his family, Ashok is more seen as an actor on stage than on courts. His brother Baburaj (Biju Menon) who studied in abroad is currently facing financial troubles, as the apparel factory that he started is not functioning, due to staff strikes and as a result the family faces financial troubles. Failing to repay a big loan has landed them into troubles with the bank appointing an ombudsman Balasubrahmanaian (Bhagyaraj), to confiscate
02:56 PM, Aug 23, 2012