Cleopatra is an upcoming malayalam movie directed by Rajan Sankaradi who had earlier directed films like ‘Guruji Oru Vakku’ and Meenathil Thalikettu’. Cleopatra would be a multilingul films that would be simultaneously made in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Vineeth and Manoj K Jayan do the male lead role in this film. The shooting of the films would start on the 1st NovemberWeird is the word that springs to mind, when you get to watch the initial few scenes of the film ‘Cleopatra’, which has decided on its name for some real unknown reason. I couldn’t make even a real wild guess as to why it has been named ‘Cleopatra’, and if there was some clue lying somewhere around, I’m sure I must have missed it.
That isn’t much of a sob story when you get to hear the tale that the ghost (Aswathy) tells him. She was actually an orphan who fell in love with another orphan (Vineeth), who in turn, used to look after several orphaned senior citizens. It was all nice, until he moved abroad, and she got killed. That’s what the suspense is all about, and I better not get into the gory details.
Phew! So that’s what ‘Cleopatra’ is all about, and after many discussions, he starts writing her story. The villain does walk in too, and gets bumped off in no time. It’s all pretty abrupt, and you are definitely glad when it’s all over.
To say that the writing is bad would be an understatement. And the making does no justice to the writing, and together it’s a mishamash of a movie that is a royal pain. The redeeming factors, are non-existent, and I couldn’t find a reason why I should recommend this for a viewing.
This is the kind of a film that drives you into a passive mood, and before long, you have resigned yourself to your fate. You grow non-expectant, murmur a bit to yourself and then fall silent, aghast at the way things are moving forward. It all culminates in pure dejection.
The film does have seasoned actors like Vineeth and Manoj K Jayan, but this is no ‘Sargam’, believe me. Aswathy is quite good in the role that she has been provided with, but there is little that any of these actors can do to salvage the film