Kuttanadan Marpappa review: a humorous festive entertainer
Kuttanadan Marpappa has frequent dialogue humor that you sort of forget to get into the coherency of the content it is showcasing. It is that kind of a movie where you come out of the movie hall laughing and struggle to remember the jokes to which you laughed. The unnecessarily complicated climax twist series and the prominent female bitching are the major demerits of this festive entertainer with fair enough humor.
John Paul is a photographer from Kuttanadu. He lives with his mother. The movie Kuttanadan Marpappa talks about his relationship with this girl named Jessy. The relationship hit a roadblock when Jessy agreed for an arranged marriage with a fashion photographer and the movie is about that relationship and how things eventually ends up in John’s life.
The trio of Kunchacko Boban, Shanthi Krishna and Dharmajan has got a sense of comic timing and that keeps the movie in the entertaining zone for a fair amount of time; especially the first half of the movie. The script gets bloated in the second half with too many back stories, melodrama, twists and obviously a lot of female bashing. The convolution the movie faces in that phase reduces the fun element and it goes back to that average zone.
Kunchacko Boban is pretty much playing the down to earth hero, something that has become a common characteristic of almost all his characters. Aditi Ravi doesn’t impress you with her performance were as the pairing looks interesting in this movie. Dharmajan is hilarious. Shanthi Krishna was cool as the mother and Ramesh Pisharody was also good in the dark shaded comedy character. Aju Varghese, Dinesh Prabhakar, Innocent, Tini Tom, Soubin Shahir are the other major actors of this movie.
Sreejith Vijayan as a film maker and writer has a knack for cracking humor. But the problem is that it has this taste of misogyny which makes the politics of the movie a disheartening one. Also the movie comes under the burden of being a festival entertainer and thus the comedy and songs go out of sync with the main narrative at times. The loudness also causes issues. The music was nice while the song placements were wrong. The cinematography was beautiful as it covered the landscape effectively.
The humor in Kuttanadan Marpappa is the major reason why the movie feels like a watchable entertainer in totality. The regularly happening humor through situation or dialogues keeps us less aware of the scarcity in the content part.
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