‘Ottu’ film evaluation: Grounded by a slightly lifeless script

Midway by way of Ottu, one wonders whether or not it’s a thriller, a street film or an everyday gangster flick. For, there are parts right here that might make it belong to any of those genres.

By the top of all of it, the questions nonetheless stay as a result of the makers themselves don’t appear to have made up their thoughts on what they needed out of the movie. The tip credit then level in direction of the prospect of a prequel and a sequel, after which the ‘Chapter 2’ within the title begins making some sense.

The planning for a three-part collection could possibly be additionally the explanation why a lot is left unsaid within the film. Ultimately, it appears to be like like a jigsaw puzzle with fairly a number of lacking items, making one ponder whether it has sufficient in it for a stand-alone film.

Kichu (Kunchacko Boban), a jobless youth, is planning to fly in another country along with his girlfriend Kalyani (Eesha Rebba) who has secured a job in Norway. To fund this plan, he takes up a mission from a mysterious group to befriend David, alias Dawood, (Arvind Swami), a dreaded underworld don who has misplaced his reminiscence fully after a shootout. Kichu is required to assist him regain his reminiscence, which may help the group find the placement of some lacking gold.

Director Fellini T.P., who debuted with Theevandi, goals for a much bigger canvas in Ottu, scripted by Hemanth Kumar. Nonetheless, the ambition, mirrored within the star forged and the expansive setting alongside the south-western coast stretching from Mumbai to Mangaluru, doesn’t translate properly on the display screen, partly on account of a dull script.

The movie invests lots on the street journey that Kichu takes with David as a method to rekindle his recollections in locations intently entwined along with his previous. Apart from a number of fascinating sequences, a lot of this journey is marked by sheer boredom, with the plot advancing at a glacial tempo. The one factor that works to an extent is the chemistry between the 2 actors and their evolving relationship through the journey.

The plan all alongside appears to have been to take the bored viewers unexpectedly, with a flurry of twists and high-flying motion in the previous couple of minutes. Regardless of a genuinely shocking flip, this plan doesn’t work properly. Added to the truth that the makers stored every thing for too late are the pointless motion sequences that are staged slightly unimaginatively.

A cameo from Jackie Shroff makes us ponder whether he was there only for together with one other common identify from the yesteryears within the forged, since not a lot effort has been made in writing that character.

The way in which Ottu proceeds doesn’t make one excited sufficient for the promised prequel and the sequel.

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