Monday, May 16, 2005

Guerrilla Marketing – a review

I always liked work of Jayantha Chandrasiri. His work always had a difference. “Vedahamine” to start with was an excellent tele drama. Its theme was good, well casted… and every thing. “Dandu basnaa maanaya” was a milestone in history… His movie “Agni Dahaya” was one of a kind…
Then comes the disappointment of “Guerrilla Marketing”. Is it a mistake or is it just me?
Here’s this guy who’ve had schizophrenia from his childhood, cured by medication, goes on to live normally until he meet this politician whose personality seems to scare him back to his illness and suddenly cause of his illness is his love with his cousin, who he betrayed!!! And when the cousin forgives him he returns to normal but continues to see visions – as in A Beautiful Mind! Story didn’t have any base to begin with or to end with. It had no theme – at least sense of one. And the promotions said it’s about people who market their souls… he wasn’t marketing his soul… no one really did in that movie.
He had the illness well before he betrayed his love… or started marketing career. It’s the politicians’ personality which made the illness return.
Now I know Jayantha Chandrasiri is a very capable director. But he completely screws up in this movie.