Sunday, September 16, 2012


Molly Aunty Rocks - Review


Dir: Ranjith Sankar

Camera: Sujith Vasudev

Music: Anand Madhusoodanan

Cast: Revathy, Prithviraj

FACTFILE: Techie turned filmmaker Ranjith Sankar made a spectacular debut with Passenger but his next film, Arjunan Saakshi turned out to be a turkey. Molly Aunty Rocks has been inspired from the life of his friend’s aunt. Revathy had said no to an earlier script of his as she had nothing much to do in it but was all excited to play this one. Ranjith turns producer launching his banner ‘Dreams N’ Beyond’. Molly Aunty Rocks is being distributed by Prithviraj’s August Cinema.

THE PLOT: Molly Aunty (Revathy) has rejoined her job as a bank clerk, after living in the US for almost 20 years. She is independent and her style is something new for the natives of the remote village where she has been posted. Things take an interesting turn when she has a showdown with a brash Income Tax official. She takes on the young IRS officer Pranav Roy (Prithviraj), which affects her and her family as well.

THE REVIEW: It’s a refreshing experiment with a middle-aged woman playing the lead, no two ways about it. Revathy excels as Molly Aunty and she is extremely likeable. The situations are clichéd at times but enjoyable. Sunil Sukhada’s IT official goes a bit over the top and that is when things get a bit shaky. Prithviraj sleepwalks through his role and the climax looks a bit preachy.

Still, this film needs to be appreciated for its bold stance and for its inherent sincerity.

RATING: 2.5/5


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