Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte review: Decent watch

Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte 

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Critic's Rating: 2.5/5

Monday 24 February 2020

Movie Title

Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte review: Decent watch


Shambhu Purushothaman

Star Cast

Vinay Forrt, Tini Tom, Arun Kurian, Santhy Balachandran

Director Shambhu Purushothaman, who made Vedivazhipaadu that questioned the double standards of Malayalis when it comes to morality, has an interesting premise this time, in his Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte.

The story is set in a Christian family, who are proud about their legacy. The family members have come together as they are finalizing the marriage of the youngest in the family, Rohan (Arun Kurian), who is about to join Google in the US.

The bride hails from a wealthy household and as the whole focus is on the thick box full of cash, which is the first instalment of the dowry, the movie starts from there. Once the bride’s family leaves, the groom’s family rushes to count the money. They are in dire straits and this money could save them big time.

Roy (Vinay Forrt) and his brother in law, played by Tini Tom, plans the engagement. In between the bride Linda (Santhy Balachandran) is introduced, through a “save the date” video, which is the current trend in Kerala.

The story moves ahead through the confusions, revelations and hypocrisy that are usually seen around in our society now. 

But one gets the feeling that this movie could have been in an altogether different league with smarter writing and better packaging. As it happens often, there are good ingredients but that is not enough for a tasty dish. The visuals and the music are fine.

The actors have all done their parts in a good way. Vinay Forrt, Tini Tom, Sunil Sugatha and Alancier steals the show mainly.  Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte has its satirical moments that are funny and relevant. But the narrative doesn’t keep you engaged, which is pretty disappointing. A lost opportunity, maybe!


Verdict: Funny in parts



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