Achayans review: Loud masala entertainer

It's obvious that the makers of this film doesn’t expect us to take their offering too seriously

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 22 May 2017

Movie Title

Achayans review: Loud masala entertainer


Kannan Thamarakkulam

Star Cast

Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Amala Paul, Unni Mukundan ,

There are some set recipes while cooking loud, masala entertainers. The frames will be colourful with comedy about almost everything around, booze, double meaning dialogues, boisterous music and then somewhere along the line, there will be some mystery that is waiting to be unveiled with minimal efforts.

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It’s that same old story in director Kannan Thamarakkulam’s Achayans.

As is mandatory in Malayalam cinema, when the characters are Christians, their main source of entertainment is liquor and lavish weddings. Roy Thottathil (Jayaram) and his cousins Tony (Unni Mukundan), Aby (Adil) and their friend Raffi (Sanju) are the ‘Achayans’ here

Tony is in love with Jessica (Sshivada), but their wedding is postponed after the groom fails to turn up at the right time, on the wedding day. The gang of four is now sent to another church to get reformed but there they create more problems for the priest.

So what next? They head to a resort and on the way they meet Rita (Amala Paul) and Prayaga (Anu Sithara). A cop Karthik (Prakash Raj) too join the action after a while.

It’s obvious that the makers of this film doesn’t expect us to take their offering too seriously. If that is the case, the question is whether they succeed in keeping the viewers engaged.

Well, if you are the kind who find the comic skits in TV channels hilarious, this comedy thriller could be an okay watch for you.

Jayaram is back in his new salt n pepper look and though he is introduced like they do it for heroes in some of those Telugu movies, he has a limited role to play. Unni Mukundan proves once again that he has no acting bones in his well-toned body. Amala Paul has to look angry all the time and she does that sincerely. Prakash Raj has to play a formulaic cop and he does that in his trademark style.

Achayans is a loud masala entertainer that tries really hard to keep you entertained. If you are ready to leave your brains back home and is ready to laugh pretty easily, this one could have some entertaining moments here and there.

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