Chirakodinja Kinavukal is a popular phrase or title for all malayali film lovers which had become very popular with the film named Azhakiya Ravanan conceived by Kamal and the narrator of the story in that film too had become a highly popular whose name is tailor Ambujakashan, the role which was played by Sreenivasan. Even though Azahakiya Ravanan not did well at box office that time the character of Ambujakashan and his so called novel named Chirakodinja Kinavaukal had become a great hit among the audience. And when the same character returns with the same novel and title the expectation naturally go towards skywards. This flick was directed by newcomer Santhosh Viswanath and the name of the producer also add to the expectation as it was Listin Stephen who gave us lot of Good films including traffic and Ustad hotel etc.
Chirakodinja Kinavaukal has a good and interesting list of artists such as Kunchacko Boban, Sreenivasan, Joy Mathew, Rima Kallingal, Srinda, Gregory, Idavela Babu, Lalu Alex, Mamukkoya etc and all have done their part neatly. The film is a kind of spoof which ridicules the clichés in Mollywood cinemas and it may be first of its kind in mollywood. As an experiment we have to appreciate them for the risk taken by them. But the storyline is well known to everyone featuring the love affair of tailor and Sumathi and the villain of course is Sumathi’s father Viraku Vettukaran’ who decides to marry her off to a UK return new generation man. Ambujakshan gets a producer to make his novel a film and the presentation of the film is in a fresh way as well. But they had failed to blend the spoof line and the real storyline well and it ended up as an average affair.
Kunchacko Boban had done dual roles in this flick and he did the role of tailor well but not that much impressive as UK return new generation boy. Rima Kallingal and Joy Mathew were quite impressive as Sumathi and Viraku Vettukaran. Sreenivasan looks very good throughout the film as Ambujakshan but not as good as he did it in Azhakiya Ravanan. The blend of romance and humour is what they had intended but it not happened to the level as they expected it to be. It also gives us the memories of Azhakiya Ravanan here and there and that also affected this film as this one not raised up to the standard of that one from which it originated.
Chirakodinja Kinavukal is only an average affair which can only please those who can go to a film with no expectation and specially those who had completely forgotten Azhakiya Ravanan.
Director : Santhosh Viswanath
Release Date : 1/5/2015
Cast : Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Rima Kallingal