Panchavarnathatha review: A pure torture

Could be a painful experience for all those who can't stand the buffoonery that is being shown in the name of comedy

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 16 April 2018

Movie Title

Panchavarnathatha review: A pure torture


Ramesh Pisharody

Star Cast

Jayaram, Kunchacko Boban, Anusree

After watching comedian turned debutant director Ramesh Pisharody’s Panchavarnathatha, the first questionthat would come to your mind is a simple one. What was he trying to narrate here?

If you are kind enough, it can be said that this one is a string of comedy skits stitched together, revolving around a few characters. Jayaram is a mysterious man, who owns pets ranging from cats, dogs, macaws to camels and elephants. With a cleanshaven head, he talks in a peculiar way and is seen virtually everywhere, always helping others.

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Kalesh(Kunchacko Boban) is an MLA, who is happily married to Chitra (Anusree). He haswon the elections thanks to the good work done by his late dad, who was the MLAthere before him. Kalesh is barely seen busy and is a family man.

The storymoves ahead after a while, when Jayaram’s quirky character becomes part ofKalesh’s life.

In fact, thereare so many characters who come and go, performing skits like those comedyshows on TV. Some of them can make you laugh but mostly, all they do is toirritate you with its inanity.

With apathetic script, all that Ramesh Pisharody succeeds in his maiden attempt is tobore you to death.

In allfairness, Jayaram painfully maintains the weird mannerisms and dialoguedelivery all along. But why on earth is this gifted actor doing atrocious filmsone after the other? Kunchacko Boban and Anusree have nothing much to do. SalimKumar tries to bring back those hit mannerisms of his from the past, but failsonce again to evoke any laughter.

Panchavarnathatha could be a painful experience for all those whocan’t stand the buffoonery that is being shown in the name of comedy. It’sindeed surprising on how so many actors and technicians agree to be part of asilly venture like this one!

Panchavarnathatha review: Verdict- Torture

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