Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan Review: A fun filled entertainer
Amar Akbar Anthany was Nadirshah’s first film and the second one Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan is pretty similar to it in terms of strength of the content and the method of treatment. There is abundant humor in this film, which makes us forget about the fairly weak story that doesn’t have much juice. With performances and comedy working in favor of the film, Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan isn’t a disappointment for sure.
Our hero Kichu is the son of an ardent fan of late actor Jayan and he had aspirations to become an actor. As his father wasn’t able to shine in the silver screen, that burden of expectation was on the shoulders of poor Krishnan aka Kichu. Society mocked Kichu for his big aspirations as he wasn’t that attractive in terms of skin tone and well-built body. The film narrates that struggle of Kichu to be someone in films.
Like Amar Akbar Anthany, this one is also narrated as a flashback story. The pattern is also pretty similar. The scriptwriters build the characters using many quirks and spoofs. A large portion of the movie is built around such comical moments, which apparently work fine for the film. Both writing and performances had that perfect sync to create laughter. The script being aware about the fact that it has to be inclined to the humor side gives an extra punch to the whole treatment.
Actor screenwriter Vishnu Unnikrishnan, who was seen in minimal roles earlier, has done the role of Kichu and he was good. Siddique as Kichu’s father did a fine work. Salim Kumar’s performance will remind you of the characters he did in his glorious days. Dharmajan is probably the best performer in this fun film. Prayaga Martin looks gorgeous and acts fine. Maheshinte Prathikaaram fame Lijomol Jose has the potential to be a good actress. A special mention to the performance of Kalabhavan Shajon and appreciation to Nadirshah for giving him such a serious character.
The way Nadirshah has conceived Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan is much similar to the way he did in AAA. The visual exclamations of situations and the abundance of dialogue humor in each scene are evident here as well. The story isn’t that absorbing. But the way they constructed it through humor helps the movie in being enjoyable as a cinema. The blatant anti feminine jokes are an area the writer duo and Nadirshah should be a little more careful about. The cinematography and cuts are neat. But unlike AAA, the music wasn’t that catchy.
Overall, Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan is a fun filled entertainer with a less exciting story. If you have enjoyed Nadirshah’s first film, this one won’t disappoint you for sure.
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