Kuttanadan Marpappa review: Kunchacho Boban shines in this comedy entertainer
Kunchacko Boban entered the hearts of the Malayalam audience in the year 1997 with the film Aniyathipravu. With his debut with, the actor established himself as a romantic hero. Over the years, the actor has played several varied characters. Now, in his latest film, Kuttanadan Marpappa, the actor has charmed us once again. Directed by Sreejith Vijayan, this film is a comedy entertainer that’s got its jokes in the right places.
The story of the film revolves around Marpappa, a timid man who is unlucky in love. He likes to stick to his comfort zone and rarely gets out to explore his life. He is so timid and naive that he fails to know the depth of a small pond which is present in front of his house. He is hydrophobic due to the fact that his father committed suicide by jumping into the backwaters. Marapappa is often encouraged by his widowed mother to explore life, so much so that she also tells him to fall in love. Does he fall in love? Does he become brave? How his life progresses after that forms the rest of the story.
One of the key strengths of the film is the comedy and this works well since the film stays true to its genre. However, the jokes don’t go too far as they are often ridden with sexist humor and scenes. These elements are stumbling points which deter the progress of the film.The predictability is also a downside.
Kunchacko Boban’s performance is earnest, he plays the role of the timid Marapappa with such conviction that one would really feel sorry for him.
Shanthi Krishna, who won the hearts of the Malayali audience with her performance in films like Katha, Ithu Njangalude and Chakoram makes her comeback with this film. And plays her role perfectly. We wish we met someone who is as jovial and interesting as her. We hope to see her in many more Malayalam films.
What makes the film a complete package are the stunning visuals, the lovely performances of the lead actors and the comedy.