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The Malayalam audience has been waiting for the release of the movie ‘ Aadupuliyattam’, since the movie is a horror flick, which hasn’t been made for quite some time. The movie is a directorial venture by Kannan Thamarakulam, whose previous movie failed to make a mark. Also, Jayaram expects a breakthrough with this movie, since his previous movies failed to create an impression among the fans. The first look of the movie poster created much hype, and the movie finally hit the silver screen on Friday, that is, yesterday. We have to go through the review to know how the movie has fared.
The plot of the movie ‘Aadupuliyattam’, goes retrograde and explains a very old myth in the opening scene of the movie. Then, the story of the movie focuses on the life of Satyajith, played by Jayaram. Jayaram appears as a wealthy business icon in the movie. He happens to have some strange visions, and also some hair-raising experiences that take him to a spiritual leader played by Om Puri. There are plenty of twists and turns in the movie, that makes it a seat-edge thriller.
Jayaram is seen with a beard and a mustache, which is turning grey. Also, there is a lot of maturity in his delivery. He has played the role of an affluent businessman with much ease. Ramya Krishnan is her own self, and does not betray the expectations of the audience. She has proven her mettle once again through the movie. The movie happens to be the second Malayalam venture for Bollywood actor Om Puri. The comedy track has been handled well by Ramesh Pisharody and Pashanam Shaji.
The movie is the second venture by director Kannan Thamarakulam. His debutant venture, Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare, failed to make a mark. The director has made many amends to his approach to the way he handles a movie. The fact is obvious as one watches the horror flick starring Jayaram. There are only a few shortcomings in the movie. It could have been far better when it comes to handling a horror theme. The audience is disappointed since they find it hard to get those goose pimples and a spine-chilling experience. There are many stereotyped scenes in the movie. The scenes before the interlude pull the audience to the seat’s edge, and there are several nail-biting scenes in the movie. But, the movie lags behind in quality during the second half.
What is there?
1. Kannan Thamarakulam has improved a lot with his direction.
2. Performances by the artists are above par.
3. Music has been scored by Ratheesh Vega, and the numbers are already a hit.
4. Cinematography by Jithu Damodar is excellent, and scenes have been carved out well.
5. There is a sound comedy track, and the lighter vein is another star to the movie.
What is not there?
1. Although the background music is okay, it rises to a very high decibel at times.
2. The story is clichéd, and there is a lack of innovative idea in the movie.
3. The logic is missing in many places in the movie.
The movie is just above average, and could prove a good treat if you shed logic the moment you enter the theater to watch the movie.
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