Kuruthi review: An engaging political drama

Kuruthi-An engaging political drama

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Movie Title

Kuruthi review: An engaging political drama


Manu Warrier

Star Cast

Prithviraj Sukumaran, Roshan Mathew, Murali Gopy, Shine Tom Chacko, Srindaa,

Director Manu Warrier’s Kuruthi is an invasion thriller where the home of a Muslim family is under attack from a group of people, one eventful night. But then this is just the backdrop for a story that is fiercely political.

Ibrahim (Roshan Mathew) lives in a remote high-range village where a fatal landslide had created great havoc a year back. His wife and daughter lost their lives in the tragedy. His ailing father Moosa (a brilliant Mamukkoya) and brother Resul (Naslen) are also living there.

Suma (Srindaa), who lives nearby with her brother Preman (Manikanda Rajan), cooks food for Ibrahim’s family. She wants to marry him and she believes that the difference in their religious beliefs won’t be an issue.

It would have been yet another normal night for the family but things take an unprecedented turn as SI Sathyan (Murali Gopy) comes there with a convict named Vishnu (Sagar Surya).

This starts a series of events and sometime later, more characters join the action and the real faces of some are revealed. 

Having said that it is clear that there is a clear attempt to present some political views, though it is smartly covered under the action, dialogues and also through the presentation of the characters. Well, it is one debate that could be done in the days to come and we will stick to the merits of the movie here.

With an engaging script by Anish Pallyal, the director has packed the movie deliciously. Abhinandan Ramanujam’s excellent cinematography needs a big round of applause as the viewer feels like being in the house watching the events unfold right in front of the eyes.

In a role with clearly negative shades, Prithviraj shines. Roshan Mathew, Shine Tom Chacko, Murali Gopy, Naslen, Sagar Surya, Navas Vallikkunnu and Manikanda Raja are impressive. But the real show-stealers here are Srindaa and Mamukkoya, who excel with their amazing show.

Kuruthi is political and evidently takes sides too. The narrative takes some time in getting into the actual plot but once it does, it becomes interesting. Give this one a try!

Verdict: An engaging political drama

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