Guppy review- Genuine & honest

Guppy review- Genuine & honest



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 08 August 2016

Movie Title

Guppy review- Genuine & honest


Johnpaul George

Star Cast

Master Chethan, Tovino Thomas, Sreenivasan

With its inherent honesty, debutant director Johnpaul George’s Guppy is a good film that has its fine moments.

Master Chethan plays ‘Guppy’, which actually is his nick name as he is making a living rearing the kind of small fish that eat mosquito larvae. He takes care of his ailing mother and is saving money to buy her a wheelchair.

With colourful visuals, nice music and competent performances, the picture of a coastal area is painted quite well, but the narration takes its own sweet time in the process. After a while, an engineer named Thejus Varkey (Tovino Thomas) comes to the locality to build an over bridge where an old man, played by Sreenivasan, is a railway gatekeeper.

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The story then gains some pace and perhaps, a different direction as well, with Guppy and Thejus begin a cat and mouse game. And it slowly reveals the real nature of some of the characters.

It’s a rather small theme that is being narrated here, but this one has been beautifully packaged. Johnpaul goes for detailing of the sequences, which is excellent, but at times there is a deviation from the basic theme that the film is trying to convey.

The emotions are conveyed quite effectively and there are some cute sequences involving the youngsters from the area, which is a delight to watch. The visuals by Gireesh Gangadharan are top notch and the music is good.

Master Chethan performs his role earnestly and with lots of maturity. Sreenivasan is convincing as the soft spoken gate keeper. The rest of the cast have done their parts well. But it is Tovino Thomas who comes up with an excellent show, with his weird style of dressing and mannerisms.

Guppy could have been crispier and then, it could have been more appealing even to those who are not there to watch a serious theme, but this one has at its heart at the right place. If you have an eye for genuine movies, you won’t be disappointed with this one.

Guppy review- Verdict: Genuine

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