KURUTHI (MALAYALAM) – MOVIE REVIEW(AMAZON PRIME)

Prithiviraj Productions produces this film that is written by Anish Pallyal and directed by Manu Warrier. This is Manu Warrier’s debut Malayalam film.

A socio political thriller, KURUTHI effortlessly deals with its characters communicating their ideologies and shades. The script calmly tries to underlie the message for the necessity of harmony without taking sides. There are no didactic sermons; just candid observations that are dropped like bombs from both sides and a hasty end to the natter letting the viewer make their own prudence. The location looks more “contrived” and “opportune”. The screenplay thus is more convenient considering the location, but then adds the necessary edge to the happening on screen. Despite the inevitability, the film’s suspense and its narrative style keeps the viewer glued.

Notwithstanding the presence of the heavyweight Prithviraj it is Roshan Mathew who steals the show with his unpretentious performance. Prithviraj is good. Mamukkoya is brilliant. Srinda is fine and so are the rest in Murali Gopi and Tom Chacko.

Abinandan Ramanujam’s cinematography fits the mood of the film and is very efficient. Jakes Bejoy’s background score and songs are decent. Dialogues are good. Editing is neat and direction by Manu Warrier is smart.

KURUTHI is a brave and neutral attempt at the enduring social commentary affecting the globe..

KURUTHI – KRITHYAM

3/5

B.U.Shreesha

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