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Kunchacko Boban, Navya Nair, Nedumudi Venu, Sujatha, Jagathy and Riaz Khan
Sibi Malayil
Alphonse Joseph


Thursday, January 1, 1970 • Malayalam Comments

One of the biggest problems for actors in India is being typecast. No sooner a hero gets acceptability in a particular role than he is flooded with offers of the same kind from others. Kunchacko Boban should know. For, after his first few successes as a lover boy, he has been stuck such characters.

It has been difficult for him to come out of the mould.

Hopefully, veteran Sibi Malayils Jalolsavam will change that.

To be sure, at core this film is also about the love between Chandran (Kunchacko Boban) and Geeta (Navya Nair). But the director has infused into the film a lot of earthy sentiments and misty-eyed emotions especially of the father and son variety.

Chandrans respect and love for his father (Nedumudi Venu) is another cornerstone of the film. It is this deep-seated affection that makes him not readily accept the love of Geeta.

The latter for her part too is very industrious and sincere. Brought up by Pappiamma (Sujatha), She has also come up the hard way in life. It is only logical that she is attracted towards the simple-minded and honest Chandran.

But he is reluctant to accept her hand simply because he is afraid that his love may bring disrepute to the standing of his father in the society.

It is a story with lot of tender touches. It is a story that has lot of scope for emoting and acting.

Kunchacko Boban is banking heavily on this film. Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy and Riaz Khan have provided him good support. The female cast is lead by the vivacious Navya Nair. Sujatha can as usual be expected to be adequate. Alphonse Joseph has handled the music while Venugopal has handled the camera.

For Sibi Malayil this is yet another opportunity to prove that there is still scope some old-fashioned story telling in these times of gimmick-ridden films.