Malaysia To Amnesia (2021) Review

A laughable comic drama that could’ve done with better jokes!

Siddarth Srinivas -

Malaysia To Amnesia (2021) Review
Platform
Zee5
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Format
Original Movie Review
Movie Rated
All Ages
Genre
Comedy
Language
Tamil

Malaysia to Amnesia is the latest Tamil original film on the block, and has been released on Zee5 as a direct original film. 

What is the story about?

Arun (Vaibhav) is a successful businessman who has a family that loves him. However, Arun has an extramarital affair that he hides from the family. After a Bengaluru trip to meet his girlfriend goes awry, Arun is forced to work his way around the problem where his situation could get exposed to his own family. 

Analysis

Radha Mohan’s films are usually very sensible and funny in more than one way. The director has the knack of binding stories that have a good load of comedy and familial elements coupled into one. However, Malaysia to Amnesia will join the list of his least interesting films, because the writer-director does not manage to gather a good load of jokes and is largely dependent on the basic, unexciting set of events that he lists out. The film has a handful of places where one can laugh out, but apart from that, there is nothing much worth investing our time in. At one point, Malaysia to Amnesia feels like a film that was made by a newbie, and not by a director known for his matured handling of emotions and comedy. 

Performances

Vaibhav is a fine fit to the role, and does a decent job overall. Vani Bhojan who plays his wife Sujatha is really good and gets a fair share of scenes to showcase her skills. MS Bhaskar is usually the kingpin in Radha Mohan’s films, but there is nothing special from his side for the film this time. Karunakaran and Riya Suman come in for supporting roles, and they do justice to their parts. 

Music & Other Departments

Premji Amaren’s music is fine, with Mahesh Muthuswami’s camera getting things done in quick time without too much novelty. 

Highlights

A few jokes here and there work, and would satisfy those who are looking for a time-pass watch. 

Drawbacks

The film doesn’t have enough weight to roll out as a comedy, and clearly needed better jokes and a funny vibe.

Did I enjoy it?

Not fully. The film is one which didn’t make best use of its potential. 

Do I recommend it?

This is a film which you can watch if you have nothing else to do. Coming from Radha Mohan, this is short of its target. 



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