Puzhu Movie Review: Mammootty plays a dangerously egoistic character in a movie that exposes faultlines of caste

MD Merajul IslamMay 13, 2022

Puzhu has been within the information ever because it was revealed that Mammootty shall be enjoying a adverse character within the film. Directed by debutant Ratheena and  primarily based on a narrative by Harshad, the movie has sure similarities to Oor Iravu, the ultimate phase of the Tamil anthology Paavai Kaadhagal.

If the goal of Puzhu was to convey out new aspects of Mammootty as an actor, it clearly wins in that regard. He performs Kuttan who hails from a Brahmin household and views the world solely by means of his entitled and egoistic lens. The battle level of the film is constructed round Parvathy’s character who performs the position of Kuttan’s sister Achyol. A progressive girl, she lives with a theatre activist Kuttapan who comes from a distinct caste.

The film follows Kuttan’s life along with his son Achu and it’s clear that the teenager is suffocating below his father. Kuttan by no means intimidates his son, however exerts his authority over him in quite a few delicate methods, and that’s the place Mammootty excels as he underplays the character. From the beginning of the film itself, Kuttan is proven as somebody who is usually grumpy and is carrying the load of his ego and a few previous demons. He’s typically proven anxious and in panic, purpose behind which is slowly revealed within the movie. A lot of the film follows Kuttan’s psychological battle between his identification rooted in caste and nervousness coming from his previous deeds. Nevertheless, whereas establishing Kuttan, there’s alot of emphasis on unusual character traits that really feel extraneous.

Mammootty aligns with the character, and manages to present nuance and shades of gray to it along with his physique language, actions and sound modulation. His efficiency is at par along with his character in Munnariyip. Parvathy additionally does justice to her position. Appunni Sasi as Kuttappan is a memorable character within the film.


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