Release Date : Apr 15,2015
Bhaskar The Rascal (aka) Baskar The Rascal review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Anto Joseph
Cast: Mammootty, Nayanthara
Direction: Siddique
Screenplay: Siddique
Story: Siddique
Music: Deepak Dev
Background score: Deepak Dev
Cinematography: Vijay Ulaganath
“A commercial family drama mixed with a lot of emotions, comedy and action.” Director Siddique has been quite successful in churning out hit scripts using this formula over and over again. But, does Bhaskar the Rascal categorize under one of Siddique’s midas touches?
Well, the movie is about a single mother and a single father, whose respective children develop an affection towards each other’s parents and attempt to bring them together. Mammootty and Nayanthara play the role of the single parents and the role of their children are played by Sanoop and Anikha respectively.
The movie starts off on a decent note, introducing the central characters into the movie and attempting to anchor the script towards its desired purpose. However, somewhere midway the story completely loses path and dives into “what-is-happening” land losing clarity, depth and significance. 
Director Siddique does not provide a luminous justification to the attempted twists and turns that one might expect. The disappearance and reappearance of J.D Chakravarthy, the suspicious glances of Nayanthara’s friend in Pune, Nayanthara having a daughter without even being married, Isha Talwar’s actual role in the script, the out of the blue gun fight are some of the elements in the film that lack limpidity in the scheme of things.
Vijay Ulaganath’s cinematography is worth a mention as the visuals do manage to maintain the mood and setting of a rich lifestyle, with all the multicoloured walls and glasses of orange juice on the dining table whenever a guest walks in. (or is it mango juice?)
Sanoop and Anikha perform their roles to perfection, their innocence reflecting distinctly in their eyes. Nayanthara looks extremely beautiful and pleasant on screen and the selection of her costumes has worked a great deal in bringing in the look of a rich, single mother.
Mammooty is fabulous on screen as always. There is this subtlety in his comedy and delivery of emotional dialogues that pulls the audience into the weak script to some level.
Kalabhavan Shajon’s and Harisree Ashokan’s involvement in the script does not add too much flavour except for a few bare minimal chuckles here and there. 
Produced by Anto Joseph under the banner Anto Joseph Film Company, Bhaskar the Rascal fails to ring the kind of bell that would excite the audience.
Verdict: A family drama with a weak script that lacks clarity
( 1.75 / 5.0 )


Bhaskar the Rascal (aka) Baskar the Rascal

Bhaskar the Rascal (aka) Baskar the Rascal is a Malayalam movie with production by Anto Joseph, direction by Siddique, cinematography by Vijay Ulaganath. The cast of Bhaskar the Rascal (aka) Baskar the Rascal includes Mammootty, Nayanthara.