Among the four eid releases, Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum can be considered as the most conventional Malayalam comedy. Depending too much on the stereotypes we have in this genre, this craft from Lal Jose is an average film that’s worth watching once for its scattered humor here and there. The trailer did promise a typical entertainer that appeals to the family audience, but the similarities to many films that released in the last 10 years or so takes away the brightness from the movie and it ends up as an ok entertainer.
Gopan is a youngster from Kuttanad who lives the life of a tour guide. He has a house boat and he manages his family of 3 elder brothers and mother from this earning. Gopan’s brothers aren’t interested in any job and their conduct certificate is so bad that those who are afraid of taking revenge on them will punish Gopan who is physically on the weaker side. The movie basically narrates an important phase in Gopan’s life where he meets his love interest and how his rival Kuriyachan tries to take revenge on Gopan, who happens to be the reason for the downfall of Kuriyachan.
Writer Sindhuraj was able to create many characters that will offer some typical humor for the audience who are in a festive mood. But what the movie lacks is a strong conflict zone. Some where the whole situation reminds me of a few films of Dileep like Meesha Madhavan, Marykundoru Kunjaadu and Sound Thoma. The elements we have seen in these movies in some way repeats with slight changes. A hero who is scared of getting beaten, his conversations with Kuriyachan, the financial burdens and even that scene where the advocate talks to the police authority about the phone calls he made will remind you of those names I mentioned above. The film manages to impress us in its post interval session where the humor was able to make us laugh continuously for a while.
Kunchako Boban was comfortable in his role as Aadu Gopan. The character isn’t a great challenge. Namitha Pramod did well in her role as Kainakari Jayasree. Shammi Thilakan was impressive as the slightly humorous villain Kuriyachan. Irshad, Joju and Shiju don’t have much screen time when compared to the significance given in the title; but they were good in their characters. Suraj was in his typical style as Mamachan, but surprisingly there wasn’t much overload of expressions and that worked big time. Rest of the cast including Anusree, Harishree Ashokan, Bindu Panikkar, K P A C Lalitha, Sivajy Guruvayoor, Ponnamma Babu etc were good in their respective characters.
In the making, Lal Jose has tried to make things interesting by enhancing the visual beauty of the movie. S Kumar’s cinematography was also impressive as it captured Kuttanad in a delightful way. As I said, the script is too dependent and lacks freshness. The dialogs are humorous and enjoyable. The music is good from Vidyasagar, but the placing of some songs was really awkward.
Overall, Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum is a onetime watch average creation. My rating is 2.5/5 for this conventional entertainer. This movie from Lal Jose is enjoyable in parts.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended