Home Yellow Pages Movies Classifieds Jokes Jobs Free Hosting Free Mail
 
  Movies
  Film Actors
  Film Actress
  Photo Gallery
  Film News
  Film Reviews
  Interview
  Movie Clips
  Downloads
  Screen Savers
  Wallpapers
  Movie Forums
  Links
  Television
  Radio

 
Subscribe
Joke Mail Newsletter




BizHat.com > Movies > Reviews

Vaasthavam

Cast: Prithviraj, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy, Murali, Sindhu Menon, Samvritha Sunil, Salim Kumar, Jagadheesh, Usha, Manka Mahesh, Sreeraman
Language: Malayalam
Banner: Sree Chakra Films Pvt Ltd
Director: M.Padmakumar
Producer: Sree Chakra Films Pvt Ltd
Camera: Manoj Pillai
Story: Babu Janardhanan
Screenplay: Babu Janardhanan
Dialogue: Babu Janardhanan
Lyrics: Gireesh Puthenchery
Music: Alex Paul
Distribution: Sree Chakra Films Release
Year: 2006

Hats off to director M. Padmakumar, who has come out with a very bold and different film in Vaasthavam. Padmakumar made his directorial debut with Ammakilikoodu and then gave us a very well-made Vargam, which however was not well accepted at the box office. And now with Vaasthavam, he proves that there still are directors who can tread fresh and unbeaten tracks and give us something new, something gutsy.

Vaasthavam takes us into the life of young Balachandran Adigal, the son of the idealistic Ramachandran Namboothiri. Balachandran is in love with young Sumithra, with whom he had grown up and who is also acceptable to Balachandran's parents and all their relatives.

All of a sudden an aged contractor Thrippan Namboothiri makes his entry with a marriage proposal for Balachandran. He wants Balachandran to marry his niece Surabhi and in exchange he proposes to secure him a job in the Government Secretariat, and because the family is in dire straits financially, he also promises to render financial help towards marrying off Balachandran's sisters.

Though Balachandran is dead against this, his family and even Sumithra convince him that it is the best option and he willy-nilly agrees to it. On his marriage night itself, his sister elopes with her lover, who is from another caste.

Balachandran reaches the capital city and meets Unnithan, who wields considerable influence over the bureaucracy. Unnithan gets Balachandran into government service in the secretariat. Though aged, Unnithan is a veteran of sorts and has his own ways and principles, which are practical though not very idealistic. He becomes a sort of a godfather for Balachandran and trains him in the art of receiving bribes and even tells him how to manage things in today's world.

After he sheds his ideals and principles, Balachandran takes all kinds of shortcuts, uses everyone for achieving his purposes and starts climbing the ladder of success. He very soon becomes the private secretary of Revenue Minister Pattom Raveendran, by his very clever machinations and manipulations. He becomes influential and rich, at a very young age. He uses Vimala Thankachi, the Minister's niece to take his first step towards success, and then uses the Minister's wife Radhamani, a goonda named Vasu and others to continue to prosper. But things are not so good in his personal life...

Director M. Padmakumar and writer Babu Janardhanan have done a really good job. The subject is well-chosen and the treatment is up to the mark.

Performance by Prithviraj as Balachandran is excellent. Kavya Madhavan as Sumithra, Samvritha as Surabhi and Sindhu Menon as Vimala Thankachi do their respective roles well. However, it's Jagathy Sreekumar who scores best as Unnithan. Murali as the minister Pattom Raveendran and Salim Kumar as Thrippan Namboothiri have also done justice to their roles.

The others in the cast are also OK, except perhaps Rajmohan Unnithan, who has to learn that acting is a lot different from delivering political speeches. Cinematography by Manoj Pillai, Art Direction by Saloo K. George and Editing by L. Bhoominathan are in sync with the theme.

Songs penned by Gireesh Puthenchery and set to tune by Alex Paul have also come off very well and merge with the film and the storyline.

In total Vaasthavam is a well-made film which has a very well worked out climax.


Malyalam Film News

Andrea Jeremiah not in love with Fahad
Dileep to play dual role in 'Saddam Sivan'
Kalabhavan Mani accused of beating up forest officials
Dileep, Lal Jose team up again
Mohanlal in Rajesh Pillai's 'Lucifer'
Anoop Menon, Bhavana in Angry Birds
'Amen' completes 50 days
Prithviraj in Vasantha Balan film
Fahad Fazil, Kunchacko Boban teams up
Unni Mukundan to replace Fahad Fazil
Jayaram, Kamal team up again
Swathy replaces Andreah in North 24 Kaatham!
More...

Tamil Film News

Poda Podi confirmed for Diwali?
Case against Tamanna
Aishwarya Dhanush to direct Rajinikanth in Oh My God remake?
Poornima Bhagyaraj makes a comeback
Kamal launches Pon Malai Pozhudhu audio
Ajith's Varalaru becomes Godfather
Radha Mohan & Prakash Raj team up again
Venkat Prabhu all set to make Biriyani with...
Vidya Balan's 'Kahaani' to be remade in...
More...

Hindi Film News

Aamir trains with Tiger for Dhoom 3
Joker release postponed
Pooja Bhatt to dub for Sunny Leone in...
Sonakshi prepares for Once Upon A Time...
Deepika crowned world's sexiest woman
Shahrukh, Katrina Kaif come together...
Anushka Sharma detained at Mumbai...
More...

BizHat.com   Bookmark   Astrology   Chat Room   Classifieds   Computer   Downloads   Directory   Dating   Domain Tools   Education   eCards   Finance   Forums   Freelance Work   Free Hosting   Free Mail   Gallery   Games   Guest Book   Greeting Cards   Ham Radio   Health   Home Business   Hosting Tutorials   Hosting Directory   India   Jobs   Jokes   Kerala   Matrimonial   Music   Movies   News   News Letter   Recipes   Real Estate   Search   SMS   Tourist Guide   Top 100 Sites   Vote Us   Yellow Pages   Arthunkal Church   Site Map  

Terms of Service  Advertise with us  Privacy Policy  Contact us 
Copyright © 2003-2005 BizHat.com, Hosted by FlashWebHost.com