Director M.Padmakumar is getting ready to release his second movie Vargam later this month and we’ll see Prithviraj doing a Police role again (after V.K.Prakash’s Police and Vinayan’s Satyam). In Vargam we would see Prithviraj’s character having negative shades initially, and no surprises here, the transformation of Prithviraj into a better cop.
Circle Inspector Solomon (Prithviraj) is a cop, and not a very good one at that. Make hay while the sun shines is his policy. He has no qualms about using his authority to amass wealth. He doesn’t think twice about teaming up with the marijuana growers of Idukki. He gets particularly close to Iritti Vavachan (Vijaya Raghavan) and becomes a key player in the latter’s growth. Ummachan (Devan) is another grower in the area and Vavachan’s sworn enemy. Their personal rivalry even sent reverberations across the political hierarchy.(Synopsis)
Director Padmakumar’s first movie was Ammakkilikoodu (released in 2003), which left us with mixed and confused feelings. We felt that Ammakkilikoodu started off well, but the twists and turns in the script brought down the movie. That movie’s screenplay was written by Renjith, who wrote blockbusters like Nandanam, Devasuram, Narasimham. Vargam is written by Padmakumar himself. This factor of unkown quality would decide the fate of the movie. We do not know any previous attempt by M.Padmakumar to write, hence is unsure about the movie’s performance.
Are the audience willing to taste another dose of Prithviraj’s donning police uniform after two previous not so succesful attempts? Among the new crop of actors only Pritviraj has the pesona to carry such a role, but attempting it often, given the previous results, might be an overkill.