CAST & CREW
The movie, Sound Thoma, stars actor Dileep. The movie is a directorial venture by Vysakh, who has been giving hit movies. Sound Thoma was released during the time of vacation, and the humor strewn all over the movie is meant to attract audience among children. They have deployed the trick to make the movie commercially viable, but have they succeeded in the effect? One has to read the review to know the answer.
The movie, Sound Thoma, is about a man (Dileep) with cleft lip and speech impairment. He makes efforts to rise above the odds. The disabled man’s father, Sai Kumar, is a stringent person, and does not give the medical aid that Dileep needs. Due to the problem he has, Dileep drops out of school during sixth standard. Dileep does not want the cleft lip to bog him down. In spite of the odds, he wants to marry Namitha Pramod. He deploys various tactics, only to be dismissed by Namitha. Namitha’s father wants her to become a singer. So, Dileep takes up every effort to become a singer. What follows is a very banal comedy and the turn of events is also very predictable.
Dileep and Suraj Venjaramoodu are the main assets to the movie. They deliver their best to save the story from falling apart. Sai Kumar has given a decent performance, but talents seem to have been wasted. Namitha Pramod appears in a couple songs, and there is no scope for performance by her. The other supporting actors are Reshmi Boban, Vijayaraghavan, Dharman, Shajon, Joju and Nedumudi Venu, who compensate the flaws in the movie. There is the role of a cop, but the actor does not suit the attire, and the dubbing sounds awkward.
Of late, Dileep’s movies are found lacking in innovation, the stories are stereotypical, and there is dearth of quality humor in the movies. The flick, Sound Thoma, is not an exception. The dialogues have been penned by Benny P. Nayarambalam, and the direction is by Vysakh, who had been delivering some hit movies. Benny is usually seen giving wonderful scripts, but the magic does not work out this time. The movie tries to deliver a message about inter-religion marriages. But the flaws are abundant in the movie and the message does not get across. As the plot meanders towards the climax, director Vyshak seems to have lost his grip on the story. The movie lacks the life that is expected in a comedy flick.
What is not there?
1. The action scenes towards the climax betray the expectations among the fans.
2. The story is clichéd, and lacks the life in it.
3. Most of the humor in the movie is very stale.
4. The dialogues are very unwitty.
What is there?
1. The only asset to the movie are performances by Dileep, Sai Kumar and Suraj Venjaramoodu.
The movie is a stale comedy that could be skipped for the weekend.
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