Monday, January 30, 2012

Casanovva: Fans love it, but critics disappointed

While there are reports that the new Rosshan Andrews movie, Casanovva, is a hit among viewers, the critics don't seem to like it. The general consensus seems to be that the director has given importance to style over substance.

Director Rosshan Andrrews’ Casanovva, the modern version of the legendary lady charmer, has been claimed by its makers as the costliest Malayalam film ever. Well, even if we are ready to buy that, the absence of a genuine storyline looms large and the film barely lives up to the hype and hoopla surrounding it.
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There was a time, not in the very distant past, when Malayalam cinema was admired  for its content... But lately, there has been a general fall in standard and the industry is struggling to keep pace with the expensive technological advancement all around. Malayalam filmmakers have started borrowing content from other languages in order to pull crowds to the theatres... We see the same trend being followed in Casanovva... [T]he question that bothers us the most is, what about the story?
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Mohanlal, in one of his most stylish avatars in recent times is the only saving grace of this wish-wash film, that's a disappointment whichever way you look at it.
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IndiaGlitz's reviewer seems to be an exception, calling it a stylish flick.

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