Rakshadikari Baiju Oppu Review : Another entertainer filled with realism
Rakshadikari Baiju Oppu is made on rather an interesting and brilliant track that makes an extended run through each and every character playing in the background of the movie and thereby giving us a clear and open view on the character assessment. The style used here may not be digestive for a limited number, but that actually gives the perfect basement to the entire plot.
The well planned casting has led way to ignite many a laughter sessions throughout the flick, but fear that it had put down the rough storyline which was going alone simultaneously. The movie comprising of a bunch of villagers goes on the usual tracks of playing various types of sports with friends who are very closely bonded. Biju Menon putting in his typical act portrays Baiju, who is an irrigation department employee and one among the bunch who loves playing with his younger ones. To the core, the playground shown in many of the scenes and put in highlight has minimal reference in the later part of the story, which is inappropriate.
As mentioned, the movie which gives more than a half of it to humour and such acts has connected the happenings in events to a sporting field and thus gets the audience in hand. The parts of life briefly described through regaining consciousness from mental disability or a beautiful love story or the present scenario where flats and hi-tech buildings chain the desire of kids to play on a field or someone who reaches a better place by persuading his dream or an elderly man having conflicts while walking by the playground or a NRI who finds happiness wandering along the playarea are essayed well as the subplots. These things made sure that the entire film had given the audience something to keep in mind.
Looking at the performance level each actor had put in clearly depicts the dedication they have shown. Biju Menon had been used efficiently this time by the director thereby not only sticking to the usual humour roles enacted. He is portrayed as an irresponsible middle class man who is there at a call for everyone. To an extend he had lived as Baiju and worth a mention to the non-humourous scenes performed. Others be it Deepak Parambol, Hannah Reji Koshy, Aju Varghese, Janardhanan, Alencier Ley, Indrans, Vijayaraghavan, Chethan Jayalal, Dileesh Pothen, etc. had given a mesmerizing act throughout. Padmaraj Ratheesh looked a bit awkward and stood apart from the rest due to his unnatural tint. Debutant Sreekala who had played Aju’s pair deserves a special mention.
Ranjan Pramod who has marked his directorial after a small while has evidently shown in the experiences had with veteran makers like Joshiy, Sathyan Anthikad and Lal Jose. He had made sure that the movie should not go offbeat at any instant. The techniques introduced by him had seen a whooping success throughout the flick; the live sound recording had definitely added a pinch of realism to the movie. Bijibal yet again adding the perfect symphony to a flick had less effort in tuning the background score. The camera cranked by Prasanth Raveendran were fully filled with life and the essence of a village.
As mentioned earlier, the movie may take some time to make you fully dissolve into it. The length storyline may make you bored but at halfway stage when the subplot starts to revolve you may find it worthy. A clean entertainer for the Biju Menon aka Baiju lovers out there.