Film : Garbhasreeman
Starring: Suraj Venjaramoodu,Siddique,Shajohn,Gouri Krishna etc
Directed By: Anil Gopinath
Music By: Ouseppachan
'Garbhasreeman' is all about a pregnancy gone all wrong. That it gets its male protagonist preggers isn't the only thing that has managed to rake up our interest; it has none other than Suraj Venjarammoodu, basking in the glory of a freshly won National Award for Best Actor donning the lead role.
Sudheendran (Suraj Venjarammoodu) runs a courier company along with his best friend Gopalakrishnan (Kalabhavan Shajon). The man has a family to look after, especially after his dad had decided to end it all on the spur of a moment, unable to pay off the heavy debts that had piled up over a period of time.
Dr. Roy (Siddique) is a specialist doctor who has been busy undertaking monumental research activities in fertility issues, and he makes a mammoth discovery that leads him to conclude that men can in fact, be pregnant. Despite opposition from the doctor fraternity, he decides to go ahead with his experiment, and is on the lookout for an ideal candidate who could play a surrogate mother, or rather father in this case.
When the doc runs into Sudheendran, it requires a bit of coaxing to convince him to be part of the phenomenal trial, and eventually Sudhi agrees, with the blade mafia hot on his heels. He is reassured by Gopalakrishnan that never before in the history of humankind has a man got pregnant, and hence he too never will.
Contrary to expectations, Sudhi does get pregnant, and the pregnancy ruins it all, and it includes the film as well. As the man roams around with a bloated tummy, there isn't a moment when you empathise with him; there isn't a moment when you laugh with him.
The insipid sequences through which Sudhi and Gopalakrishnan wade through, would give any mediocre caper a run for its money. If it isn't disappointing enough that the story element is abysmally thick, it is even further dejecting that it scores low on all departments.
Even more astonishing is the way the story talks of the social ramifications of a man getting pregnant, and the efforts to ease him out of the mess that he is in, makes true laughing matter. Well, the less said about it, the better.
There is a romantic thread that runs parallel to the tale which includes Sudhi's love interest Malavika (Gowri Krishna). The only purpose that it serves is that the two get to thump around in garish costumes to the beats of a song. Talking of songs reminds me of another one that sets the stage right at the beginning that has Sudhi and Gopalakrishnan dancing along with the rest of their family members and the entire crew perhaps, which is downright unwatchable. Ouseppachan, seriously?
Suraj does a fine job of playing Sudheendran, and this is a film that he had committed long back the National Award came his way. It would perhaps be a bit unkind to expect him to bag a National Award every other time he does a film, and hence it would suffice to say that this is one of the wrong choices that he had made in his career.
'Garbhasreeman' is no fun, by any stretch if imagination. It's nauseating, repellent and downright sickening, and ironically all this has nothing to do with the pregnancy that is played out on screen.