Unnam (2012) Review Aggregator
‘Unnam’, Asif Ali’s second release in 2012, has been directed by Siby Malayil. It also stars Prasanth Narayan, Nedumudi Venu, Lal, Sreenivasan, Swetha Menon and Rima Kallingal in the key roles. Loosely inspired by the Bollywood film ‘Johny Gaddar’, ‘Unnam’ seems to have few takers.
Rediff thinks the film is off-target: “Unnam, directed by Siby Malayil, the veteran who was once known as the torch-bearer of meaningful cinema, is an adaptation of the Hindi film Johnny Gaddaar, a thriller that achieved cult status. On the whole, one can safely say that Siby Malayil’s Unnam (aim) is disappointingly off target.”
Nowrunning calls it a wannabe thriller: “Siby Malayil’s ‘Unnam’ is a film that starts off promisingly and them goes off tangent all on a sudden. The end product isn’t therefore half as intriguing as it should have been, given the structuring of the plot. The smell of a wannabe thriller lingers through out the film, with plenty of money, infidelity, and sad lives lying all around. And yet, the film falls short of the target by a mile!”
Sify advises us to get a copy of the original: “Unnam (meaning ‘target’) reminds one about this basic fact: adapt or remake a film only when it is relevant and when it can be made to suit the times. Get a copy of the original, if you want to watch a gripping thriller instead of wasting time on this one, which sadly misses the target!”
Tags: Asif Ali, Nedumudi Venu, Rima Kallingal, Siby Malayil, Sreenivasan, Swathi Bhaskar, Swetha Menon, Unnam