There is nothing new about the story. Dileep has proved his mettlein comedy in movies like 'CID Moosa' and 'Meesha Madhavan',two of his best comedies to date. But here, there is a maudlinelement to the romance which is downright disgusting at times.
For instance, the scene where Kannan helps Radhu to wear a saree and the antics that follow are some of the most revolting things this citizen journalist has ever seen in a movie. It is very obvious that the director?s intention is to titillate. But this is lewdnesswhich is completely tasteless. And one has to wonder about the IQ of a heroine who falls in love with a man whose hand brushes her navel.
In fact, it makes you wonder about the director's IQ as well. Itis even more disgusting to watch Kannan's friend, Vasu (KalabhavanShajon) desperately trying to catch a glimpse of Kannan and Radhu in the bedroom as he helps her with the sari, and later, trying to catch hold of Kannan's hand (the hand which groped the navel).
It is shocking that an actor like Dileep even agreed to enact ascene like this which demeans women and men alike. We have seen himenact romantic scenes before but never have they been so vulgar.
There is another oft-repeated theme here which again is not new to Malayalam movies. And that is the 'rich girl marries poor boy' theme. It is never the other way round. It always falls upon the rich girl to elevate the hero to a higher position through marriage so that there is a levelling of disparities in society.
It is also incredible that the grandparents do not realize who their son-in-law is despite several gunshots ringing out in the middle of the night probably waking up the entire village. This is lazy film making at its best.
Joy Mathews as the don, could work on his expressions a bit. Dileep is a big hit with kids. And for that same reason, he should exercise more care in selecting his films and directors. 'Sringaravelan' is definitely not a feather in his cap.