After the success of Chess (2006), comedian-turned-hero Dileep once again teams up with director Raj Babu in Sunitha Productions' latest film Colours, starring Vinu Mohan, Roma and Bhama in major roles. Though promoted as a Dileep flick, the entire show essentially belongs to Roma, as the lead actor appears on the scene only a few seconds before the interval, i.e., exactly an hour after the film starts.
Set in the backdrop of Coonoor military camp near Ooty, Colours revolves around a military doctor Lt. Colonal Dr. Rajalakshmi (Sharanya), her two daughters Pooja (Bhama) and Pinky (Roma) and her father-in-law, Pushkaran Pillai (Innocent). Pooja, a typical coy girl and her mother's pet, is a school teacher. On the other hand, Pinky is a tomboyish girl who always roams around with a group of village guys and is mostly busy shooting for her TV show Colours with her constant companion and cameraman Rahul, who is already in love with her. Adventurous and bold Pinky shares a very special relation with Pooja and her grandpa.
Rajalakshmi detects a financial fraud in her military hospital in the purchase of costly medicines. She is intent on bringing the culprits before the law and consequently earns some enemies. At this juncture, Navy officer Lt. Commander Sanjaynath (Dileep), arrives, locking horns with Pinky from their first meeting. Every one feels he is the right person to control Pinky's naughtiness, which gradually leads them into falling in love. From there, the plot develops.
Though the basic plot seems interesting, the film becomes a total bore due to the feeble screenplay by V.C. Ashok. The film could still have been made enjoyable if the director had improved the weak points of the script.
Roma, who can be considered the main player of the movie, is good at some places, but terribly bad at others. She should stop repeating her roles. Sharanya's performance as Rajalakshmi is average; Bhama as Pooja has nothing much to do; Dileep, who makes his entry just before the interval as Sanjaynath, seems rather uncomfortable with the undemanding; Innocent as Pushkaran Pillai is his usual self. Though the technical sides are not weak, a pointless script and uninventive direction spoil the entire show. The film has nothing new to offer and the presentation lacks freshness. Suresh Peters' songs 'Kanmaniye' and 'Pookkalam' are the only relief in Colours, which is dull rather than colourful.
Banner: Sunitha Productions
Cast: Dileep, Roma, Cochin Haneefa, Sadhique, Venkat Bose, Innocent, Jayakrishnan, Maya Viswanath
Direction: Raj Babu
Production: M. Mani
Music: Suresh Peters