Dir: Amal Neerad
Cast: Asif Ali, Kalabhavan Mani, Rahman, Indrajith, Vinayakan, Nithya Menen
DID YOU KNOW? Amal Neerad has made three films – Big B, Sagar Alias Jacky reloaded and Anwar, which have been well appreciated for its technical brilliance but have not done much business at the cash registers. Bachelor Party is a straightforward copy of Hong Kong director Johnnie To’s Fong Juk (2006) or Exiled.
THE PLOT: Five friends, who took to small time thefts right from their childhood days, are now into the serious business of supporting an underworld don. After one of them, Toni (Asif Ali), falls in love with the boss’ stepdaughter Neethu (Nithya Menen), things go bad. While Geevar (Indrajith) and Benny (Rahman) tried to bump the don off, Ayyappan (Kalabhavan Mani) and Fakeer (Vinayakan) support him. What happens next?
THE REVIEW: After an interesting first half, modeled perhaps in the Guy Ritchie kind of whacky films, Bachelor Party loses its charm in a big way. Forget the histrionics, storyline or script and if you are there to enjoy the visuals and some action, the film may be fine to a certain extent.