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Lessons learnt from King and Commissioner

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1. If Aliens can meet Predators and Godzilla can meet King Kong, then why not the King and Commissioner?

2.If Amoorthananda (Ekalavyan1993) saw this movie, he would have giggled like a girl seeing the efforts put by Sai Kumar in this movie. Wigs and loud screams are so 1980s.

3.Tongue is mightier than sword.

4.Ranji Panicker’s fetish for firangi women and girls in saffron sarees has only grown since his Rowdram, Ekalavyan, Bharatchandran IPS days.

5.Malayalam is now part of Pakistani Army training since their Army chief speaks it fluently. He also knows that if he wants to be spared by King Kong and Godzilla, he has to simply utter “Bharat Mata ki Jai”

6.In a particular scene in the movie Renji Panicker teaches one of the villains and us the difference between Patriotism and Jingoism. However the director(Shaji Kailas)goes one step further and gives us a visual description for the latter in the film’s climax.

7.If you have seen Cassanovvva, this movie is funnier.

8.Just the multi-language multi-page dialogue emitted by the senior citizen superstars make you feel as if you are on top of Mount Everest without oxygen tank.

9.Apparently, Shaji Kailas and Renji Panicker made great entertaining films once. But looks like they are stuck in time. Doesn’t MACTA have a pension plan?

10.Renji Panicker’s verbal diarrhoea requires immediate treatment. The guy is already severely dehydrated.I fear he’ll go into a state of shock soon.

10.5 At the end of the movie, when the credits come up, you realize that it takes a whole lot   of people to produce such garbage.

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8 Comments

  1. I feel like a saint – for not having watched the originals ‘The King’, ‘Commissioner’ or its new hybrid rehash … :) My only concern is that I might miss out on my general knowledge on mallu pop-culture and treated like a pariah! May be I can live with that :)

  2. Kishor,

    You should definitely see the original “Commissioner”. It’s probably one of the 10 best police movies made in India. I believe the whole thing is on you tube.

  3. Thanks Filmbuff. I will make an exception and put “Commissioner” on my to-watch list. Added bonus — It has my favorite actress & icon Shobana in it.

  4. The movie starts like a pseudo Jerry Bruck. production replete with ships of the coast, satellites, interception of messages, etc.

    Sai Kumar’s dialogue baazi – ‘Khoon chahiye beti’ crazt end in the abandoned factory and fights staged in the gym etc. sink the movie.

    The biggest flaw is that there is no suspense – you know who the bad guys are in the first frame itself.

    Poor Professor Narendra Prasad looking at Sai Kumar’s buffoonery from heaven is sure to be pained :)

    Rs.120 wasted on the cinema-ticket – Cobra released today has poor reports, Masters – I guess lost out, Ordinary is apparently extraordinary :)

  5. “Renji Panicker’s verbal diarrhoea requires immediate treatment. The guy is already severely dehydrated.I fear he’ll go into a state of shock soon.”

    His [Renji] weakness is that he is stuck in time. But his films from the 90s had the dialogues at a moderate level. I feel like now it has increased 10X. Both him and Shaji needs to realize the fact that the year is 2012. Things have changed in Kerala. Make an intelligent that is still mainstream.

    When I compare a South Korean cop movie, Memories of Murder, and compare it to this, I realize how “backwards” we are in our standards.

  6. On the bright side, look at the good movies of the year so far. The momentum of the “change” from 2011 continues to 2012. This decade of the 2010s will be a time of change for Malayalam cinema.

    1) Second Show
    2) Ee Adutha Kaalathu
    3) Nidra (although a remake, it is an improvement of the original)
    4) Ordinary
    5) 22 Female Kottayam

  7. Shaji Kailas has lost it. He is the worst director in Malayalam cinema. I feel sorry for the producers who have taken up his films and will again in the future. I just don’t get why this man has not been “out” yet? Are producers who hire him that stupid?

  8. While I can understand the excitement of bashing the poor quality of work, I would not encourage the writer’s excitement for using words like ‘senior citizen super stars’. Much is expected from your writing – easiest thing today is to poke fun at artists for their age – we need a more sensitive approach where the medium of cinema is understood in totality.

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