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Tiyaan review- Much ado about nothing!

With a script that is barely convincing, the director fumbles

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 08 July 2017

Movie Title

Tiyaan review- Much ado about nothing!

Director

Jiyen Krishnakumar

Star Cast

Prithviraj, Indrajith, Murali Gopy

Director Jiyen Krishnakumar’s Tiyaan talks about a variety of serious aspects, from history, religion, philosophy to contemporary issues like beef politics and swachh Bharath.

Pattabhirama Giri (Indrajith) is a Brahmin scholar (Please note that the castes and the sub castes are all important here), living with his wife and daughter in a hilly area. It’s exactly the location where a powerful Godman named Mahashay Bhagwan (Murali Gopy) and his gang of goons plan to build an ashram.

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Mahashay wants Giri to sell the house to him for a hefty sum, but the scholar refuses. Now begins the battle between the two. The Godman does everything to evict Giri, but he is given confidence by a mystic named Aslan Muhammed (Prithviraj).

To know whether Mahashay can succeed in throwing out Giri from his house, you will have to sit through an excruciating 168 minutes. There are flashbacks, action in slow motion, unending sermons and boring drama. After a while, it all becomes unintentionally funny.

Of course, the visuals by Satheesh Kurup and the background score by Gopi Sundar are delicious.

With a script that is barely convincing, the director fumbles here big time. The religious prejudices and the underlying politics have been moulded quite smartly but we don’t want to discuss it all and give away too much about the storyline.

Prithviraj, who has a limited presence during the first half, is there mainly in a flashback sequence that goes on and on, during the early portions of the second half. The hero looks good. Indrajith has to maintain a single expression throughout the film. Murali Gopy tries a bit too hard to have the menacing look of the villain. The rest of the cast have limited roles to play.

Tiyaan has been made with an agenda for sure, but even if you agree it’s their freedom to do so, this one is far from entertaining. A case of much ado about nothing perhaps!

Verdict: Director Jiyen Krishnakumar’s Tiyaan talks about a variety of serious aspects, from history, religion, philosophy to contemporary issues like beef politics and swachh Bharath.

Pattabhirama Giri (Indrajith) is a Brahmin scholar (Please note that the castes and the sub castes are all important here), living with his wife and daughter in a hilly area. It’s exactly the location where a powerful Godman named Mahashay Bhagwan (Murali Gopy) and his gang of goons plan to build an ashram.

Mahashay wants Giri to sell the house to him for a hefty sum, but the scholar refuses. Now begins the battle between the two. The Godman does everything to evict Giri, but he is given confidence by a mystic named Aslan Muhammed (Prithviraj).

To know whether Mahashay can succeed in throwing out Giri from his house, you will have to sit through an excruciating 168 minutes. There are flashbacks, action in slow motion, unending sermons and boring drama. After a while, it all becomes unintentionally funny.

Of course, the visuals by Satheesh Kurup and the background score by Gopi Sundar are delicious.

With a script that is barely convincing, the director fumbles here big time. The religious prejudices and the underlying politics have been moulded quite smartly but we don’t want to discuss it all and give away too much about the storyline.

Prithviraj, who has a limited presence during the first half, is there mainly in a flashback sequence that goes on and on, during the early portions of the second half. The hero looks good. Indrajith has to maintain a single expression throughout the film. Murali Gopy tries a bit too hard to have the menacing look of the villain. The rest of the cast have limited roles to play.

Tiyaan has been made with an agenda for sure, but even if you agree it’s their freedom to do so, this one is far from entertaining. A case of much ado about nothing perhaps!

Tiyaan review- Tiring & disappointing

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