Directed by : V. K. Prakash
Produced by : Abdul Nazar alias Jeevan
Written by : Y. V. Rajesh
Starring : Indrajith,Kunchacko Boban,Jayasurya,Sandhya,Ann,Samvrutha
Distributed by : Playhouse Release
Release date : July 2, 2011
Review by : Thanseer M.A
As we all know, this is not the time for serious films. The genre that consistently brings success is comedy. V.K Prakah, Malayali’s new Priyadarshan, has learned the trick of trade and started making comedy films for the masses.
Three Kings is the story of 3 cousins who detest each other and their expedition to find a lost treasure. Ram (Kunchako), Bhasi (Indrajith) and Shankar (Jayasurya) born in royal family as cousins on the same day loves to make each other’s life a hell. Infamous Silsila and Kerala’s own Sreeshanth were made fun of in this film too.
In Three Kings Indrajith wears a happy go lucky comedy face and takes away most of the laughs. For Kunchako this is another hit after seniors and Jayasurya is marvelous though not miraculous as he like people to call him. Samvritha, Sandya and Ann have done their roles which elicit laugher. These dumb but beautiful girls have brought a lot of laughter. The director had made fun of their stylized English. Suraj and Salim Kumar were hilarious as usual. Former comedy King Jagathy was able to bring some laughter.
Script writer Y.V Rajesh has shown enormous creativity and has made his work a comedy classic. The film has made fun of many other films. Three Kings though comedy, cannot be compared with recent hit Seniors as it has a unique V.K Prakash signature all over it.
The posters which promised fun have done its job. The show allover Kerala were houseful and people had a good time. The comedies in plane, satirist approach on serials are unique. The film’s treatment is in line of CID Moosa. Special effects are used convincingly. The camera by Venu and editing by Mahesh Narayanan matches the mood.
From audience it can be inferred that the climax portion needed more trimming especially fight, adventures and speech. Viewers don’t expect anything serious in these kinds of films. Viewers dearly miss Suraj in the climax.
V. K Prakash takes a lot less time than many other directors as his shoots are perfectly planned, which makes him popular among producers. 3 Kings is shot in 35 days.
Through this film V.K Prakash has proved to be a consistent and successful commercial director. Three Kings with its above average entertainment value will bring in children and their parents back to theatres and will be a mega hit.
Rating : 4/5