God for sale review

Story: The film revolves around the life of a youth who traverses along unexpected paths before turning into a self-proclaimed godman.

Review: In God for Sale, Babu Janardhanan makes an honest effort to hold together a lot of weighty issues, a ploy that proves futile as the narrative progresses. The film is about men who claim they are gods. The narrative probes the circumstances that go into the making of such men.

The protagonist in God for sale is Prasannan Nair, played by Kunchako Boban. His past is traced partly through his drowsy recollections in a narco-analysis centre and mostly from the scattered memories of his brother; a character Suraj Venjaramoodu personifies with an unusual rawness.

Janardhanan spreads out diversified facets of his lead character. Prasannan Nair is a believer in Hindutva, a caring lover, a man with a volatile psyche that could burst unannounced anytime. Later he becomes a communist, an unregretful jilter, a Christian preacher, a psycho and finally turning into a Godman.

The result of etching multi-faceted shades on a single character is disastrous. The reason is that there is hardly any control with which this task is done. Despite earnest attempts, Boban fails to save the plot.

The artwork in this film is commendable for the manner in which the 1970s is recreated. Towards the middle of the narrative, the film goes wayward with recollections becoming sheer drudgery and characters wandering aimlessly.

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