Ithu Thaanda Police is a fun ride
Asif Ali’s maiden Mollywood outing in police uniform, Ithu Thaanda Police is a fun ride. The movie exploits all the naughty and menacing possibilities of a male driver posted in a women’s only police station in Kerala. The director depends on the funny and awkward situations in the plot rather than telling a concrete story and the stream of events are capable of entertaining the viewer’s till the end.
The movie unfolds in a women police station, which is ruled by the redhead inspector Arundathi Varma, played by Abhirami. She is a misandrist by nature and a difficult person to get along with. There are another 10 lady police officers in the station, who are in different age groups and with different characteristics. The plot thickens when a young man called Ramakrishnan, played by Asif Ali, is posted as the driver in the station. The hilarious events develop between Ramakrishnan and the women in uniform constitute the plot. While Ramakrishnan gets involved with some unexpected events and a romantic affair, the movie races towards a climax.
Ithu Thaanda Police is hilarious in many ways and the makers make maximum use of the funny side of the plot. Even though Mollywood has produced so many cop based movies, Ithu Thanda Police tries to keep a unique version of the life in police uniform. There are some genuine scenes in the movie and the characters look convincing. Asif Ali looks hot in his cop role and the actor is comfortable in comedy scenes. Janani Iyer, who plays Ramakrishnan’s love interest, looks gorgeous.
The real heroes in the movie are the 11 police woman at the station. Sajitha Madathil, Neena Kuruppu, Krishna Prabha, and Sruthi Lakshmi deserve special mentions for their hilarious performances. The women dominate the first half of the movie and their world is really interesting. Sudheer Karamana delivers a stunning performance as the police officer and the actor is really capable of handling any role offered to him. Sunil Sughatha, Shaju and Sethu Lakshmi are also in good form.
Director Manoj Palodan manages to deliver a decent entertainer without slipping into pun or clichéd situations. The movie is watchable for its unusual plot and genuinely comic situations. Ithu Thaanda Police will work for those who are looking for a time pass with some good laughter.