Actors Dulquer Salmaan and Aparna Gopinath have been roped in to play the lead pair in Martin Prakatt's "American Born Confused Desi" (ABCD).Read More
After his sparkling debut with Mammootty starrer Best Actor Martin Prakkat comes with his second directorial venture ABCD featuring Dulquer Salmaan and a group of new faces.It narrates the journey of two american malayalees to their Motherland. This film is produced by K.ShibuThameens under the banner of Thameens Productions.
Movie Review by PS Arjun (*****)
Is this supposed to be a comedy film or a drama!
Dulquer`s fourth film. His very next after the dull `Theevram`. Huge publicity, impressive marketing, hit before-the-release song and attractive trailers.
Basic thread is similar to Rajinikanth`s Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984) and Prabhudeva`s Alli Thantha Vaanam (2001). A good for nothing freaking youth who finds enjoyment is the only way of living is sent to India from US along with his friend by his father with all source of money blocked, to learn the value of life. A sub plot shows friendship with utmost beauty. - A plot which have enough good scope of entertainment and messages.
Production value is impressive so is the performance of Dulquer and Aparna, so is the beautiful cinematography and foot tapping music, and the supporting cast does well too. All of them tries their best to keep the momentum going, but the script falls flat. It could had been a movie filled with life lessons but it`s a pretty empty movie with its themes.
There are few hilarious scenes but sadly the funny parts do not make up for the slow, baseless and boring parts.
What works well!
* Music - songs and background music.
* Performance of the entire team especially Dulquer.
* Camera work is impressive.
An ordinary film with lots of laughs. With 5 to 10 mintes of editing, it will work well - perfect for juveniles exploring entertainment and nothing more, adults must find it very silly with senseless character development and the script which doesn`t have sense.
BO expectation: At a time when movies - with lot of girls, no drama, lot of drinks, no logic, lot of funny moments, no memorable moments, - are doing well, can expect ABCD to do well.
Somewhat funny in places, but mostly a missed opportunity for a good movie.