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Ee Pattanathil Bhootham - Review

By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Just a couple of weeks after the release of Mohanlal"s movie Bhramaram, another Malayalam superstar, Mammootty has released his Ee Pattanathil Bhootham. Although it is his first film in 2009, he has done nothing but added one more movie to the list of his flop movies like Parunthu, Mayabazzar and Love in Singapore.

Director Johny Antony, who is popularly known for his comedy films, has delivered another comedy for children. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham (EPB)is a fantasy movie, which also seems to be meant for children. Like the tales of Balaramayan, the movie deals with magic and bhootham.

There are very few plus points in EPB to count. Hilarious slapstick comedy, Mammootty"s performance, and amazing graphic work are few of the highlights. But the number of minus points is more. Johny Antony"s selection of weak script and uninteresting way of narration spoil the movie, which has a predictable story line, characters and situations. The movie seems to be very dull because of too much of animation. Shaan"s music is another let down and it could have been bettered lot more.

Ee Pattanathil Bootham movie is about Jimmy (Mammootty) who is an orphan and is reared up by Krishnettan (Innocent). He runs a street circus group. He develops enemity with a big mafia in a bid to save street children from the gang of goons. How he will be sent to jail and how Bhootham (Mammotty"s second role) fights the injustice in the society will form the rest of the story.

Cycle fame director and famous script writers like Sibi K Thomas and Udaya Krishnan have failed to create an interesting story for a superstar like Mammootty. It seems that they have done nothing, but repeated the same sequences from his previous movies.

Mammootty has played dual role. He has given wonderful performance as Jimmy, the circus stunt man. But as Bhootham, he fails to impress the audience. This is mainly due to the childish voice of the character.

Although the role played by Kavya Madhavan is very important, there is very less scope for her role to prove her mettle in the film. As usual, Suraj and Salim Kumar shine in their comedy roles. Other remaining actors have also lived up to their roles. Shaan"s music is a big flop.

In a nutshell, it can be said that Mammootty sets out as a man of show. There is nothing to boast about the movie. It might run due to Mammootty"s huge fan base.

Producer: S Benchamin

Director: Johny Antony

Cast: Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan, Suraj and Salim Kumar

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