Kuttanadan Marpappa review: Half-baked humour

Tries really hard to make the viewers laugh but is only successful to a limited extent

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 30 March 2018

Movie Title

Kuttanadan Marpappa review: Half-baked humour


Sreejith Vijayan

Star Cast

Kunchacko Boban, Aditi Ravi

Director Sreenath Vijayan has packed too much into his Kuttanadan Marpappa that you feel tired watching this drama that goes on and on.

It all starts at a wedding ceremony at Kuttanad where Peter (Ramesh Pisharody) is the groom. And soon after, you are introduced to the hero, John Paul (Kunchacko Boban), known to the natives as “Marpappa”. He is a photographer, living with his mother Mary (Shanthi Krishna), who runs a ration shop. His father had committed suicide, sometime back.

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Now the story goes back and forth, with new twists happening every five minutes or so, plots, sub plots and all the usual drama. But as you realize after a while, the director narrates the crucial scenes hastily while the fillers are done in detail.

Also, since the story is happening in Alappuzha, it’s not slapstick comedy but you are supposed to laugh every time someone jumps into the water. And that is there in almost every scene.

The heroine, Jessy (Aditi Ravi), is a dental student who has failed in her final exams. She is worried how her father, a corrupt Panchayat President played by Innocent, will react when he knows about it as for him, her daughter’s studies is an ‘investment’. Marpappa helps her in making a fake pass certificate and needless to say, they fall in love.

Even if you are ready to laugh at the half-baked humour, it’s surprising when a suicide or death by dog bite is presented as funny. Moreover, the tone is totally misogynistic. More details could reveal the storyline and we are not playing spoilsports for those who are interested still.

Kunchacko Boban has been presented as a chocolate boy once again and there is not much in the script to challenge him. It is Dharmajan who manages to crack some decent jokes. Shanthi Krishna is quite impressive. Aditi Ravi maintains a single expression almost throughout the film. Salim Kumar tries to bring back memories of his heydays but the attempt falls flat. Soubin Shahir and Hareesh Kanaran are there only to add to the big names list in the cast that will ensure more satellite revenue.

Kuttanadan Marpappatries really hard to make the viewers laugh but is only successful to a limited extent. If that’s all you want for the price of a ticket, you can try this one at your own risk.

Kuttanadan review: Verdict: Average

Reactions from Social Media:
Forum Reelz @Forumreelz

#KuttanadanMarpappa :First Half Update -Average First Half With Some ComedyDirector Did His Best To Make It A Perfect Entertainer But Fails Due To Lack Of A Solid Script.Verdict Depends On 2nd Half

Snehasallapam @snehasallapam
#Dharmajan’s one dialogue from the movie #KuttanadanMarpappa will be trend setter among youthsAs usual good performance from #Dharamajan

Anoop Menon @godsonlymistake
A poor photographer gets screwed over by a rich Mothalali's daughter. So original.
The sub-par film is shot like a high-end wedding video, garnished with cringe-worthy jokes, and is a celebration of how men eventually get back at 'theppukaari' girls.

Forum Keralam (FK) @Forumkeralam1
#KuttanadanMarpappa - first half is average at its best. An array of talented artists on screen without a proper script is what it has been so far. Has to be a solid second half

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