As per the know-alls in our film industry, the viewers here have no brains. They would appreciate well-made films, but what the masses need is masala entertainers, for which you don't need brains to enjoy and all the stories will have some set formats.
Lal Jose's Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum is one such film.
The makers of these 'laugh riots' make statements that these films are not for the intelligent viewers but mostly they succeed in raking up the moolah. But after several tests of patience, the viewers will turn a blind eye towards films of these genres.
In this case, the acid test to decide whether this one will be a hit or pit, which can be known in the next few days.
Lal Jose, who has made some spectacular movies in the past, has decided to take the risk of making a “no-brain entertainer” this time. The result is that the film could be an irritating comedy, if you start using your brains anywhere in between.
Now the storyline of this bargain basement version of the director's yesteryear hit 'Meesa Madhavan', goes like this.
'Chakka' Gopan (Kunchacko Boban), lives in a Kuttanadan village, with his mother and three good-for-nothing elder brothers (Irshad, Joju and Shiju). The trio spends their time carelessly and gets into fights with the natives for which Gopan ends up paying the price.
The young man has hired a houseboat and is trying desperately to make both ends meet. Somewhere in between, he snubs a local politician Kuriachan (Shammi Thilakan) the wrong way. Just like Jagathy Sreekumar in 'Meesa Madhavan', the thick moustache sporting Kuriachan is the villain.
The heroine, Kainakari Jayasree (Namitha Pramod), is a dancer who has been assigned by Gopan to perform before his 'firangi' tourists. Don't say that you will be surprised if they fall in love.
What next? If you have seen ten films of the masala genre, just imagine all the clichéd situations and even the stereotyped dialogues. You will be surprised at your skill as things happen in a disturbingly predictable manner.
Lal Jose and scenarist M Sindhuraj have added all the ingredients that are regarded quintessential in recipes of this kind. The desperate attempts to make the viewers laugh barely succeed and at best, there are some good moments here and there.
Still, the film has been deliciously made by the director, with superb visuals by S Kumar and good music by Vidyasagar.
Among the performances, it is Suraj Venjarammoodu who shines with a matured show. The rest of the cast, including the lead stars, has done their parts in a fine way.
Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum is a boring comedy that is aimed at the so-called “masses”, for their past crime of having helped some of the atrocious films in making big bucks. The extent of your liking of this movie may perhaps be a test of your intelligence as well. Now, decide on your own.
Verdict: Lowbrow comedy