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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 taking part in a unfavorable character within the film. Directed by debutant Ratheena and  primarily based 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 deliver 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 means of his entitled and egoistic lens. The battle level of the film is constructed round Parvathy’s character who performs the function of Kuttan’s sister Achyol. A progressive lady, she lives with a theatre activist Kuttapan who comes from a distinct caste.

The film follows Kuttan’s life together with his son Achu and it’s clear that the teenager is suffocating beneath his father. Kuttan by no means intimidates his son, however exerts his authority over him in quite a few delicate methods, and that’s 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 burden of his ego and a few previous demons. He is usually proven anxious and in panic, purpose behind which is slowly revealed within the movie. Most of the film follows Kuttan’s psychological battle between his id rooted in caste and anxiousness coming from his previous deeds. However, whereas establishing Kuttan, there’s alot of emphasis on unusual character traits that really feel extraneous.

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