Thrissivaperoor Kliptham review: making overcomes weak script
P S Rafeeq, who has written movies like Amen and Utopiayile Rajavu is the writer of the new film Thrissivaperoor Kliptham directed by Ratheish Kumar. His signature quirk in writing is evident in this film too. The screenplay that is highly dependent on how it is visualized is made in a partially convincing way by the debutante director and the movie is watchable one.
There are two gangs in Thrissur town. One is headed by David and the other is lead by Joy. They don’t get along well and when Joy was trying to boost his business to the next level, David decides to give him some trouble. The plan for that and how it all gets executed is what Thrissivaperoor Kliptham dealing with.
The outrageousness which we see in PS Rafeeq’s screenplays is there in this film. Ratheish Kumar follows a style that is similar to Amen to capture the essence of the script. That particular treatment has given a fresh tone to the film. But when it comes to building the story through sequences, there is a lack of flow. The disjoint feel you get while watching the buildup of each character and the fact that there isn’t a solid foundation for the hatred between the two gangs reduces the excitement. The usual layered political jokes are missing here. And the humour occasionally has anti feministic tone.
It’s not a hero centric film and the characters are more evenly spread up. Asif Ali gracefully becomes the shy Girija Vallabhan. It has typical nuances, but the portrayal was convincing. Chemban Vinod Jose has the major share of screen time and does a neat job with his usual style. Baburaj has relatively less time on screen and the performance wasn’t much of a challenge. The usual character actors Irshad, Rony David and Sreejith Ravi get ample space here to shine. Aparna Balamurali becomes the character in terms of body language and expressions but fizzles a bit with dialogue delivery.
Amen influence is definitely there in the way the film is treated. Ratheish Kumar establishes the nature of the film in the first fifteen minutes itself. But when the movie goes forward to address the main issue, the excitement goes missing. The humour in the content is definitely there to make it look appealing. But they don’t blend with the narrative that smoothly. Raw dialogues offer that kind of fun. Cinematography manages to keep the movie engaging and the cuts were good. Songs sounded interesting while the BGMs weren’t that great.
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham has an interesting making that keeps us all occupied. But because of the not so amusing story and less tidy screenplay, the take away from this entertainer isn’t that big.
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