Kerala Kaumudi Online
Wednesday, 08 February 2023 3.30 PM IST

Georgekutty should have watched Operation Java!


Drishyam 2, the sequel to the megahit Malayalam movie Drishyam has rocked the living rooms of movie lovers across the world, especially the Keralites since its release in Amazon Prime on 19th February 2021. Being thrilled by reading the reviews and comments, I too had watched the same with the very same excitement. Though I am not a film critic but a fan of good movies and I have no technical knowhow of the cinematography, the frames of Drishyam 2 is as fresh and good as its predecessor. Mohanlal is magnanimous and elegant as usual and handsome than never before. The movie is designed in a magnificent manner to thrill you from beginning to the end, without giving us a pinch of guilty consciousnesses to mentally support and pray for the criminal to help him to escape from the eyes of the law. The movie also carefully and beautifully kept the law and the police in the villain side and protected the criminal family on the leading end. To that extend the movie is beautiful and well designed.

But the second half is full of contradictions and the plot is not suitable for the year 2021 where the cyber crimes are being traced and culprits are being arrested on the same day or sooner. The story presents a vigilant police officer, elegantly presented by MuraliGopi who is dutybound and emotionally connected to the controversial Varun murder case and pledged to checkmate Georgekutty and his family at any cost. He created an invisible web around Georgekutty to keep surveillance over him and his family and was waiting for last six years to get a good chance to plot him. He eventually gets successful in tracing the body remains from the police station and the investigation leads obviously to Georgekutty. Till that point, the movie was safe and easy to digest. But after that Georgekutty, being an extraordinary man with criminal genius had travelled from Idukki to Kottayam, stayed in the room of the security guard of the forensic lab for that night and do some tricks to save his family. My natural doubt at that stage is, why the investigation officer had failed to assign at least a constable to keep an eye on Georgekutty, the prime suspect, to have a check on his movements. If so, the story would have ended then and there itself and Georgekutty should have been behind the bar along with his daughter and wife! Is that a failure of the scriptwriter or he had played safe by taking an anticipatory bail through the character of Saikumar by making him say that “there are few risk elements in climax”. Even the investigation officer presented by Murali Gopi is confessing before the Magistrate about the lack of systemic support he got in the case. But it was more than easy for him to trace the location of Georgekutty by merely making a call to the cyber cell of the police department and no systemic support was needed for that at least.

And finally, Gerogekutty would not have handed over the #ashes of #varun to his parents, who pledged to put him behind the bars, if he had watched Forensic movie in which Tovino played the lead. Even from ashes, DNA can be traced, says Tovino!!

Coincidentally, Operation Java directed by Mr Tharun Moorty which running successfully in theatres now is based on the theme of Cybercrimes and the said film beautifully showcases the investigation of the police department to bust the criminals with the help of cyber police, within few hours of a murder. The said story is plotted in 2015, which is 5 years prior to the plot of Drishyam2.

In my humble opinion, Georgekutty, being a movie buff would not have ventured into the misadventures, if Operation Java was released in 2019

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