Puzhu Movie Review: Mammootty performs a dangerously egoistic character in a film that exposes faultlines of caste

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Puzhu has been within the information ever because it was revealed that Mammootty can be enjoying a unfavourable character within the film. Directed by debutant Ratheena and based mostly on a narrative by Harshad, the movie has sure similarities to Oor Iravu, the ultimate phase of the Tamil anthology Paavai Kaadhagal.

If the purpose of Puzhu was to carry out new aspects of Mammootty as an actor, it clearly wins in that regard. He performs Kuttan who hails from a Brahmin household and views the world solely by his entitled and egoistic lens. The battle level of the film is constructed round Parvathy’s character who performs the position of Kuttan’s sister Achyol. A progressive lady, she lives with a theater activist Kuttapan who comes from a distinct caste.

The film follows Kuttan’s life along with his son Achu and it is clear that the teen is suffocating below his father. Kuttan by no means intimidates his son, however exerts his authority over him in quite a few refined methods, and that is the place Mammootty excels as he underplays the character. From the beginning of the film itself, Kuttan is proven as somebody who is usually grumpy and is carrying the load of his ego and a few previous demons. He is typically proven anxious and in panic, cause behind which is slowly revealed within the movie. Most of the film follows Kuttan’s psychological battle between his id rooted in caste and nervousness coming from his previous deeds. However, whereas establishing Kuttan, there may be alot of emphasis on unusual character traits that really feel extraneous.

Mammootty aligns with the character, and manages to offer nuance and shades of grey to it along with his physique language, actions and sound modulation. His efficiency is at par along with his character in Munnariyip. Parvathy additionally does justice to her position. Appunni Sasi as Kuttappan is a memorable character within the film.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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