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Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri review:An average watch

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri review:An average watch

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Monday 14 May 2018

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Movie Title

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri

Director

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri

Star Cast

Suraj Venjarammoodu, Srinda, Biju Sopanam

Director Jean Markose’s Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri begins as a drama happening in the home of a police constable before the plot some curious turns, mainly towards the end. 

Kuttanpillai (Suraj Venjarammoodu) is a police constable, living in a rather huge ancestral home, with his wife Sakunthala, who is a sub inspector. Kutttanpillai is scared of crackers, his son-in-law Suneesh (Biju Sopanam) and ghosts, not necessarily in that order. He often see a group of ghosts in a neighboring grave yard. 

The first half of the story goes along without any direction and the efforts are just to kill time by adding one liners that are meant to tickle the funny bone. During the Sivarathri festival at a temple in the area, Kuttanpillai’s relatives come to his home and he hates this. 

His son-in-law wants the wood of a jack fruit tree in Kuttanpilai’s plot to complete the building of his new house. But Kuttanpillai loves the tree more than his family. 

With a wafer thin plot and some comedy in between, the first half tests your patience. The dramatic twists in the story that happens in the second half takes it till the end, but as a bumpy ride. Though the duration of the film is only 2 hours, you fill like being there for quite long, as the end titles start rolling.

The visuals are good and the music by Sayanora Philip is peppy.

The key aspect that works for the film is an impressive performance by Suraj Venjarammoodu. He does his role with total dedication and makes his character look convincing. The rest of the cast have done their parts fine. 

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri is based on some ideas that are barely sufficient to make the viewers glued on to the screens for this long. It has some good moments and could be an okay fare at best for the not so discerning viewer. 

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri review: Verdict: Average