Malluwood 2011: The Top 10 Disappointments
This ain’t really a difficult task, since the number of films that disappointed us have been dime a dozen. Here we put up a list of ten films that turned out be royal snores for various reasons, their box office performance being just one of them. And these were of course films that had sent expectations soaring, but which totally failed to live up to them.
1. Living Together: Fazil was the director of the film, and though it had been a few years since he could rework his magic, we kept our hopes perked up. But this one turned out to be one of the worst from the director as yet.
2. Mohabbath: Meera Jasmine in outlandish costumes had us wondering what this film would be all about. The East Coast banner promised some good music as well. When Mohabbath finally made it to the theaters, not many fell in love with it though.
3. Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2: This was a film that made us shudder at the thought of another sequel. Those who have been through this sorry film could only listen to the evergreen song from the original, all the while keeping their eyes snapped shut.
4. Film Star: This Dileep – Kalabhavan Mani starrer had been in the making for quite a while, and when it finally graced the screens, not even the stellar presence of Rambha could save it. This was a pure disaster.
5. Kanakombath: Madhu Muttam, who had scripted the classic ‘Manichithrathazhu’ was back with a vengeance, screamed the posters. The few who got into see what was up the hidden branch couldn’t believe their eyes. No wonder they fled.
6. Doubles: Mammootty and Nadia Moidu together sounded like the ultimate casting coup of the year. The disappointment was multifold as well, and this film that told the story of twin siblings touched very few hearts.
7. Tejabhai & Family: Shot in Malaysia, this was the one black scar in Prithvi’s career this year. The jokes were mostly dumb, the story downright silly and the script non-existent. Result? There were few takers for this family!
8. 3 Kings: V K Prakash came up with unbelievably unfunny slapstick comedy with 3 Kings that had three of the best actors in business. It was another story that it didn’t evoke much laughter. Thank God, Prakash gave us ‘Beautiful’ soon after!
9. Ulakam Chuttum Valiban: Jayaram’s antics as the prankster who roamed the world were the elast amusing, and with a story that had been told a million times already, UCV went for just that – to roam the world- a few days after its release.
10. Nayika: We thought this one is gonna be classy stuff, and there was Sharada herself playing an aged actress who had seen better days. But when they couldn’t decide what they wanted the film to ultimately turn out to be, we realised with a shrug that ‘Nayika’ was far from what we hoped it would be.
Tags: Best of 2011