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Chocolate – Review

Posted by Admin On October - 19 - 2007

Pritviraj’s, Shafi directed Chocolate melts in your mouth and is yummy! It is a sweet campus story, laced with comedy, one-liners, romance, peppy music and has a designer look. The role of Shyam, an all rounder and hunk is tailor made for Pritviraj to showcase his skill as the fastest rising star in Malluwood. He has proved that if he is given the right role and script, he can deliver a commercial hit. The star has discovered his comic side and has come out with a riveting performance.

St Mary’s woman’s college in Kochi has refused to turn into a co-educational college as the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) wants it that way. Ann Mathew (Roma), Nandana (Samvrutha) and Annama (Remya Nambisan) are students in the college who call the shots and are opposed to entry of boys to the college. But as per University rules for PG courses, a boy can be given admission, though PTA led by Das ( Rajan .P.Dev) is fiercely opposed to it, as his daughter Nandana is studying there.(her sisters who studied in co-ed colleges ran away with their boyfriends!)

The principal of the college (Sari), using the loop hole in the PG seat, admits her friend and colleague Vanaja teacher’s (Vanitha) son Shyam (Pritviraj) into the college to do his MA (English) course, which creates an uproar! The gang of three, led by Ann Mathew starts ragging Shyam, a guy who has faced 9 suspensions in his academic career and 7 police cases! Shyam’s advisors are his friends the middle aged Papa ( Salim Kumar) and Fashion designer Ranjit (Jaya Surya), who is in love with Nandana. Soon Shyam becomes the college heart throb, and the love-hate relationship between him and Ann leads to jealousy among the girls especially Neetu. This leads to further complications and drama.

Shafi’s script is what makes the film work, its minty cool along with the comedy in the first half which is rip-roaring, and the drama within a play in the climax makes it sweet. He has been able to make it a non-stop entertainer with humour, romance and sentiments mixed in the right proposition. Added to that the Alex Paul- Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma teams music like the song Ishtam alle Chollu…, and the chic looking campus have made it rocking.

Pritviraj as Shyam has come out with his most lovable performance, letting his hair down and also proving that he has a gift for comedy and dramatic subtlety, which has remained neglected all these years. Pritvi’s petticoat scene is a riot! Roma is strikingly sweet while Samvrutha and Remya are OK. Jayasurya has played second fiddle to Pritvi, while Salim Kumar is once again able to bring the house down with his comic timing.

On the whole Chocolate is not only sweet, but hot –‘n’- happening. Go for it and enjoy!

One Response to “Chocolate – Review”

  1. breauna says:

    please reply back……

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