`Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus` is directed by debutante director Marthandan and scripted by Benny P Nayarambalam. Set against the backdrop of theatre, Mammootty plays the title role of Cleetus, a theatre artiste. Honey Rose is paired opposite Mammootty.
Movie Review by PS
Arjun (Rating : 1.5/5)
Deivathinte Swantham Cleatus (God's Own Cleatus) is another in the line of a silent trend.
Plot: I searched a lot to find it, at last what I found is - A drama group (includes a Father) finds a local goonda, Cleatus (but even Police Superintendent is afraid of him) to play the role of Jesus. O Jesus. To their surprise lot of unexpected things happened following his arrival.
Mammootty, here also as usual tried his best to hold the movie together but the poorly written script had very thin scope for him. This film is the first big mistake of Aju Varghese in his career. After this, I think, more people will offer him such small useless roles. Sad. Suraaj was good in two emotional scenes but those scenes ended up as an attempted comedy. Apart from them, there are few characters who comes throughout the film with no aim or way.
The basic idea of the movie is good which is similar to Munnabhai MBBS and the narration kind they selected is also good, ditto to Rang De Basanti but the movie falls from a dangerous height from the very first frame. Script, background music, editing and supporting actors performances spoiled any chance to become Cleatus an average movie.
Script is very poor, when you know it is written by a professional, it is really shocking. Characterization is so poor that some people's mannerisms and character just changes from one scene to the other. Apart from the script, it is the music, especially background music which gives you headache. So irritating, the tempo changes every now and then, sometimes within two or 5 seconds. Do people really think using ding dong dong music during a scene will make viewers laugh.!
Really sad to see a great actor again in such a forgettable role. Watching this film makes me wonder if anyone besides Mammootty even cared about what they were doing!. Sad for Mr. Marthandan also. Could have selected a better script. Hope he will be soon coming with a good film with no usual formulaic methods.
Overall - a massive disappointment.