Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan review-An entertaining ride

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan-An entertaining ride



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 19 November 2016

Movie Title

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan review-An entertaining ride


Nadir Shah

Star Cast

Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Prayaga Martin, Salim Kumar

Just like his debut hit venture Amar Akbar Anthony that came out last year, director Nadir Shah has once again presented a light hearted entertainer with Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan. It’s the coming of age story of a youth who fights against all odds to emerge successful in life.

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After failing to make an impact as a successor to yesteryear hero Jayan, Surendran (Siddique) does everything to make his son Krishnan Nair aka Kichu (Vishnu Unnikrishnan), a movie hero.

Though the kid is not really keen about acting initially, Kichu manages to grab the minor role of a thief in a movie, while at school, making him quite a star in his hometown in Kattappana. But from then on he is made to continue playing the same character for the remaining years, as an actor.

The first half of the story is made more enjoyable with comedy involving Salim Kumar, Dharmajan Bolghatty and Siddique, besides the hero. Kichu makes a bucket list, about three important things that he wants to achieve in life. It is his efforts to fulfil his dreams in life that takes the movie ahead. The story takes an interesting turn when a beauty named Ann Maria (Prayaga Martin) comes to live in the village and the hero falls for her, almost instantly.

Though this is more realistic compared to his previous film, Nadir Shah’s competent packaging is the highlight here.

Vishnu Unnikrishnan does the role of Kichu, with much confidence. There are no attempts to present him as a macho hero, which makes it genuine and believable. Salim Kumar has to bring back the memories of his glorious past in this comeback vehicle, which he does quite effectively. Dharmajan succeeds in tickling the funny bone. Watch out for Siddique’s funny avatar as an ardent fan of Jayan.

Among the female leads, Prayaga has to look pretty which she does with remarkable ease and Lijomol, of Maheshinte Prathikaram fame, is good.

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan is definitely aimed at those who are looking for some good laughs. It’s funny and manages to keep you engaged with some fine moments. Go for it.

Verdict: An entertaining ride

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