Paa Va is below Average

Paa Va is below Average



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 25 July 2016

Movie Title

Paa Va is below Average


Sooraj Tom

Star Cast

Murali Gopy, Anoop Menon

Debutant director Sooraj Tom’s Paa Va is about the friendship between two 80 year olds, named Paappan (Murali Gopy) and Varkey (Anoop Menon).

It’s obvious that the scenarist Ajeesh Thomas and the director are not analysing the psyche of these men from the perspective of the 80 year old, though the story is totally focused on these two old men. 

In fact, all that this lazily made film discusses about these two senior men are their thoughts about death and also about a girl that both of them loved many decades back. The rest of the film is about their family members and the church discussing about the donations to the parish and building a family burial spot in the cemetery. 

From the beginning these same scenes get repeated in various forms and we sit there waiting for something interesting to happen. No such luck here and this one ends up as a bore.

It is often seen in Malayalam that some elementary story ideas are hastily made into full-fledged feature films, without a proper script or definite planning. It is a surprise how such endeavours get producers who are ready to invest and actors, who are willing to perform.

With a wig that looks silly, Anoop Menon is okay at best while Murali Gopy manages to look more convincing. But there is nothing much the actors can do in the absence of a solid script. Prayaga Martin has nothing much to do other than to turn around and give a glance, with a smile. Likewise, Renji Panicker, who is there in a brief comic role, barely makes any impact whatsoever.

With a concept that would have perhaps been fine for a short film, Paa Va never keeps the viewers engaged. The makers run out of content pretty early and tests our patience for the rest of the time. Watch this one at your risk please!

Paa Va review- Verdict: Below Average

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