Cine Rating - 65%
Mohanlal-Indrajith Starrer Fails to Impress Critics
As we sit inside the cinemas watching Rajeev Nath’s Rasam, all we think about is this – what is the purpose of making this terrible film?
It could have been made for some promotional purpose for some brands or some actors. The bonus is the satellite rights or some revenue from the theatres, for which a silly story has been churned up and Mohanlal has been brought in to do a cameo.
A culinary expert d Valliyottu Thirumeni (Nedumudi Venu) is invited by a moneybag named Menon (Devan) to Doha, to prepare food for his daughter’s wedding. His son Balu (Indrajith) reaches the place a week earlier, along with his assistant, to make the necessary arrangements.
Now, the entire first half of the film is spent on unnecessary detailing, with incompetently written scenes that would make you cringe in the seats. In these days when the world has become so closer, did the director think that he could get away showing visuals of magnificent buildings and the age-old jokes about travelling in flights?
Mohanlal comes in at times playing himself but his presence barely helps the film, which is seriously puerile.
It would have helped if Rajeev Nath explained who would be interested in this misadventure of his, except for those who have managed to act in the film. In an industry where a sizeable number of movies flop every year, films like these can only alienate the existing viewers from watching films.
Indrajith maintains a single look throughout the film. When he is aware that his presence even in a cameo role could be marketed by its makers, Mohanlal should have shown some responsibility to the viewers, while agreeing to do this one.
Rasam is tasteless to the core, no two ways about it. Get a sumptuous meal at your favourite restaurant instead of wasting your time and money on this one.