Aalorukkam review: Watch out for Indrans' brilliant performance
A hard hitting film that has its good moments
Saturday 7 April 2018
Indrans, Sreekanth Menon
Director V C Abhilash’s Aalorukkam had fetched the best actor trophy, for its lead actor Indrans, at the recently announced Kerala State Film Awards.
Pappu Pisharody (Indrans) is a seventy five year old ‘Ottam Thullal’ artiste. The old man has reached the town in search of his son named Sajeevan, who went missing 16 years back. The story begins at a hospital where Pappu Pisharody has been admitted. The doctor there seeks the help of a journalist friend to find Sajeevan, who should be 37 years of age now.
The journalist, with the help of a cop, tries to find out where Sajeevan is. Meanwhile, Pappu Pisharody slowly recovers from his injury and makes friends with everyone at the clinic, with his friendly nature.
Can they find the son and make the dad happy? The story stores some nice moments for the audience. We won’t discuss the storyline further as it would reveal clues about the surprises in store.
It’s a genuine attempt that need to be applauded, no two ways about it. The film has been competently packaged.
The film presents some never seen before aspects but then decides not to go further when it could have delved deep into the minds of the characters to great effect. That is actually surprising and perhaps it could be a lost opportunity as well.
In a role that requires so much maturity as an actor Indrans thrills the viewers with his acting talent. He is so effective that we can barely take our eyes off him, whenever he is on screen.
The supporting cast also performs with complete dedication.
Aalorukkam seems longer than its actual duration. It is a hard hitting film that has its good moments, but then, this one could have been much more than what it is now.
Aalorukkam review- Verdict: Watch it for Indrans’ brilliant performance