Argentina Fans Kaattoorkkadavu review: A watchable entertainer
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkkadavu is an interesting genre that has never been tried in Malayalam cinema
Saturday 23 March 2019
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkkadavu
Midhun Manuel Thomas
Kalidas Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi
Aadu director Midhun Manuel Thomas has narrated a romantic tale in the backdrop of a village where almost everyone is a hardcore football fan, in Argentina Fans Kaattoorkkadavu.
In a sleepy village named Kaattoorkkadavu the locals have shared their allegiance between popular football teams, mainly Argentina and Brazil.
Vipinan (Kalidas Jayaram) is the son of a crazy football fan, who awakened a priest in the nearby church one midnight to pray for Colombian footballer Andres Escobar, when he was shot dead for his mistake of scoring a self-goal in the 1994 World Cup.
Vipinan has grown up as a diehard Argentine fan. He is madly in love with Mehrunnisa Kadarukutty (Aishwarya Lekshmi), his childhood friend, who is aware about his feelings for her, but never accepts his proposal. She is a live wire with strong political views unlike the timid Vipinan. Meher is a Brazil fan, before some incidents change her views.
Though mixing romance and football is a rather interesting idea, the movie succeeds in keeping the audience engaged only to a certain extent. The “Escobar dreams” fails to make much of an impact. Then the story moves ahead depending on comic dialogues but even that becomes forced after a while.
The visuals by Renadive and the music by Gopi Sundar are good. In fact the film gets some energy every time a song sequence appears.
Kalidas Jayaram looks handsome and is fine at best, with his dialogue delivery becoming a problem at times. Aishwarya Lekshmi plays her character with so much dedication. Aneesh Gopal, who plays Suni, scores with his comic timing.
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkkadavu belongs to a genre that has perhaps not been attempted before in Malayalam. This one could have been better and manages as an okay watch in the end.
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkkadavu review: Watchable