The other day Suresh Gopi burned his hands when a dynamite explosion hit him. No, we are not talking about what happened in the set of Rashtram, but in the film Lanka. The dynamite called Mamta Mohandas hit him and poor Suresh Gopi has been burned. We had predicted that Suresh Gopi’s Romantic Tiger avatar would backfire and that is exactly what happened. Here is a roundup of some reviews.
The director A.K.Sajan has tried to do something different, but eventually landed in making one of the most confused films in recent times, with no narrative flow. The film does not offer any cliche themes, scenes or story telling strategies, to its credit.
Mamta excels in her acts but also in her weary dresses has plenty of oomps and get to shoe off her tan in every alternate scenes,which also make this film less vulnerable for a home audience. It could have been a good storyline is wasted and all we are left to do is to bring in a dose of cold cynicism.
The Sify Review is more brutal
In the bleak and dark word of A.K.Sajan, the audience does not understand the going-on’s and this slapdash enterprise makes you groan. There are far too many continuity lags and question to be asked to the director- How did Lanka become blind? From where the hell did that child of Sravan suddenly appear? Suresh Gopi is a miscast as Sravan the Casanova which turns out to be a damp squib.
Mamta Mohandas looks vampish throughout with gaudy make-up. She overacts and grimaces as she tries to frighten the viewer. Roughly constructed and haphazardly shot with no continuity, it is technically one of the worst films in recent times. The producer has just taken some exterior shots of Sri Lanka, mostly a running train and matched it with the Udupi coastline and has shot the entire second half inside a bungalow that looks more like a resort.
Lanka will go down as one of the worst, insufferable movie of the millennium.
What role does the train play in the movie?
Where does Sraavan get his daughter from?
Who was his wife, who ditched him to elope with a younger guy?
Why does the heroine speak Tamil or Sinhalese to the hero and to her friends, but Malayalam to the hero’s friends?
How does Bekkal Fort of Kasargode come in Sri Lanka?
Does Sajan have any previous enmity with the producer?