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Rosapoo, starring Biju Menon and Neeraj Madhav in the lead roles is one among the big releases of the day. The film, directed by young film-maker Vinu Joseph has been tagged as a complete entertainer.
The story of Rosapoo revolves around Shajahan and Ambrose. Shajahan is having a tough time with his business not working out well. He and his friend Ambrose try out different business plans, but none of themturns out to be a success. It is then that they decide to make an adult movie. What happens rest has been narrated in Rosapoo.
At first, let's see how the cast & crew members of Rosapoo have fared for the movie..
Biju Menon As Shajahan
Biju Menon plays the role of Shajahan. He does a good job with his role and entertains the audiences with the witty one-liners and comic timing. But, the role has nothing new to offer him and it is a mix of many roles that he has done in the recent past. Nevertheless, with his performance, the actor keeps the audiences entertained up to an extent.
Neeraj Madhav As Ambrose
Young actor Neeraj Madhav plays the role of Ambrose, who aspires to become a film-maker. He has done his part pretty well but, the scope for performance is pretty less as the role has a template format associated with it.
Anjali As Rashmi
Popular South Indian actress Anjali makes a comeback to Mollywood with this movie and she plays a character named Rashmi. Well, Anjali is one of the most talented actresses of South Indian film industry but the role has nothing in it to showcase her acting prowess.
Soubin Shahir As Sajeer
Soubin Shahir is back to a comic role after playing some different roles. Well, he does entertain the audiences at parts with his trademark style and witty one-liners, which work at parts.
Rest Of The Cast
Rosapoo does feature a huge list of supporting actors in it. Dileesh Pothen plays an important role in the film. Salim Kumar is a part of the star cast but he fails to provide that comedy factor. Vijayaraghvana was fine in the role of a money lender. Alencier Ley, Sudheer Karamana, Dinesh Prabhakar, Nirmal Palazhi, Shilpa etc., are also a part of the cast list.
Director – Vinu Joseph
Rosapoo is Vinu Joseph's second directorial venture. It has to be said that the film-maker in him hasn't come up with a quality entertaining product. With his work in the initial portions of the film, he did show some signs of promises, especially in the comic sequence. But, the things did go out of control, especially as the film progressed. Many of the sequences looked forced in and they lacked continuity.
The film has a rather straight forward storyline which has the elements in for a fine comedy entertainer. But, the screenplay of the film falters with lackluster sequences forced in just for the sake of it, especially in the second half where everything goes haywire. The dialogues penned by Vinu Joseph and Santhosh Aechikkanam are average at best.
Sushin Syam who shot to fame with his works in movies like The Great Father, Ezra, Villain etc., has handled the music department of the movie. The "Mutta" song is a good number and has already emerged as a hit. Jebin Jacob is the DOP of the film and has done his job according to the requirements. Editing by Vivek Harshan is decent but it couldn't hide the flaws of the film.
As mentioned above, Rosapoo has a storyline which has the core elements for an entertainer. Having said that, the sole difference or novelty in the film lies in the fact that the film is set in a different time period.
The first half of Rosapoo gives the audiences some moments of laughter with Biju Menon striking big with his trademark comedy numbers. Things do progress smoothly upto an extent with some decent comedy numbers that hit the mark, which make the first half of the film a watchable affair.
Later on, Rosapoo loses the plot completely with forced in sequences, which fails to offer any kind of entertainement and things turn messy as the movie progresses. The film moves aimlessly towards its culmination point with whole lot of characters being wasted. Such kind of entertainers do require something special towards the ending and the makers try to bring in that special factor, but even that looks half-baked because of the mediocrity of the total product.
Rosapoo doesn't stay true to the tag of an entertainer and turns out to be a half-baked film which has more number of misses than hits.