Penguin: A well-made mystery thriller in which Keerthy shines!


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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 19 June 2020

Movie Title

Penguin: A well-made mystery thriller in which Keerthy shines!


Eashvar Karthic

Star Cast

Keerthy Suresh, Linga, Madhampatty Rangaraj

Keerthy Suresh's Penguin is an engaging emotional mystery thriller. 

The film is all about Rhythm (Keerthy) who is in search of her missing son Ajay for last six years. The incident in which she loses her little son creates a rift between her husband Raghu (Linga) and they are legally separated. Now, Rhythm is married to Gautham (Madhampatty Rangaraj) and is expecting her first child. In an unexpected turns of events, Ajay is back but a masked stranger who kidnapped the kid is following them...

The biggest strength of Penguin is Keerthy Suresh who is spectacular, as even her silence speaks volumes. Her body language as a pregnant woman and her subtle mannerisms in the emotional scenes and the adventure she takes to find the psycho killer is terrific. She is fantastic in the interrogation scene with the serial killer! She portrays rage and helplessness all at once through her eyes alone. After Mahanati, Keerthy has once again proved that if given the right characters with scope to perform, she shines like a diamond. 

The kid who acted as Keerthy's son is impressive but the same cannot be said about the rest of the cast as Linga, Madhampatty Rangaraj, Keerthy's friends, the doctor, and the inspector are all wooden. On the downside the twist about who abducted the kid , tortured him and the reason behind it,  is not convincing. 

The misty, eerie Kodaikanal milieu and the technical team of cinematographer Karthik Palani and music composer Santhosh Narayanan deserves a big round of applause.

Overall, Penguin premiered on Amazon Prime is Keerthy's show all the way! It will be loved and adored by its target audience – the womenfolk.

Verdict: A well-made mystery thriller.

Watch Penguin on Amazon Prime Video!

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