Mera Naam Shaji did not tickle the funny bones, collections unsatisfactory

Mera Naam Shaji, from the director of hits like Amar Akbar Antony and Kattapanayile Rithik Roshan, released on April 5. The film had a talented cast that included Asif Ali, Biju Menon, Nikhila Vimal and Baiju Santhosh. The audience had expected a laughter-riot with the director-actors combination. But the film was a huge disappointment with humor that was downright crass and misogynistic. The writer's struggle with his shoddy script was apparent. The music and visuals were a saving grace. The movie did get the expected crowd-pull in the theaters. The Kerala BO Collection for the film stood at 2.32 crore after 3 days.

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