Orkut Oru Ormakkoottu (2012) Review Aggregator
Debutante directors Manoj and Vinod have just released their film ‘Orkut Oru Ormakkoottu’ as the first film of 2012, and it stars Ben Lalu Alex, Joe Siby Malayil, Anu Mohan and Vishnu Raghav, along with Rima Kallingal. Critics have expressed diverse opinions about the film ranging from average to amateurish.
Sify calls it predictable and preachy: “Orkut Oru Ormakkoottu tries to say lots of things, but doesn’t really succeed in doing it in an impressive way and ends being predictable, preachy and even insipid. 2011 had begun with Traffic, which had definitely raised the bar with its brilliance, but no such luck with the first release of 2012.”
Rediff thinks of it as outdated: “The Orkut in the title Orkut Oru Ormakoot refers to the social networking site that was very popular a couple of years ago but has disappeared from public notice since. This also gives an idea of how outdated is this film written and directed by newcomers Manoj and Vinod.”
Nowrunning feels its a shapeless film: “Thus, ‘Orkut Oru Ormakkootu’ turns out to be a film that decides to go in reverse, just when the going gets strong. With a somewhat steady first half and a haphazard second, the film is a shapeless coming-of-age caper that misses the point by a mile.”
Tags: Anu Mohan, en Lalu Alex, Joe Siby Malayil, Orkut Oru Ormakoot, Rima Kallingal, Vishnu Raghav