Mr & Ms Rowdy movie review: a fun ride

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Hit-maker Jeethu Joseph's latest film Mr & Ms Rowdy narrates the story of a group of wannabe rowdies - Appu, Maniyan, Pathro, Asif and Anto. “Every village will have a bunch of worthless fellows like them,” says one of the villagers and so they are.

While the five are trying to establish their gang, it's the need for money that is driving them. One is an orphan, one's family is burdened with loan and he has to marry off a sister, another has a mother who complaints of her son not being responsible, and a fourth one has only his grandmother as his relative. We barely know anything about the fifth one as a cell phone is whole world.

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But the five of them when together bring life to the underlined characterisation in the script. The five share a good rapport and that is quite evident on screen.

The first half has a few laugh-out-loud moments laced with hilarious dialogues and the youngsters carry it off with ease. While they are on the hunt for 'work', Appu suffers an accident and meets Pournami and there begins the twist. Pournami decides to come and stay with Appu in spite of the fact that the duo nurse hatred for each other. But things take a turn when Appu gets a quotation to kidnap Pournami for a big-shot businessman Jeevan played by Vijay Babu.

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The best things about the movie is the performances. Kalidas Jayaram as Appu, Aparna Balamurali as Pournami, Ganapathy as Asif, Shebin Benson as Partho and the other two goons have excelled.

After Poomaram, Kalidas blends well as a young-ill fated gang leader, and on the other hand Aparna's bold avatar and fighting sequences make it engaging.

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Jeethu Joseph has made yet another entertainer after My Boss and he needs to be praised for roping in young actors in Mr and Ms Rowdy. But the romance is missing and so is the punching climax. However, the director has made sure there is a message underlining the comic sequences. Even the serious climax has was a comedic plotline.

Doing justice to the genre and tagline, 'just for fun', 'Mr and Ms Rowdy', directed and written by 'Mr and Mrs Jeethu Joseph' is a fun ride.

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