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Johny Johny Yes Appa Review – A typical Family Drama

Johny Johny Yes Appa Malayalam Movie Review

Johny Johny Yes Appa, as the nursery rhyme goes says the story of a son who is very obedient to his father. The movie is directed by Marthandan who gave us Paavada and Daivathinte Swamtham Cleetus. The movie is released under the banner of Vaishaka Cynyma. This is the story of the menace Johny who is someone having many tricks up his sleeve. He has an innocent demeanor, but underneath he’s the mischievous of all the brothers. Kunchako Boban doesn’t risk experiments, his filmography and characters has been a steady graph over the years. His last film Kalyanam thanthu thane na bombed terribly at the box office, but this movie shows a bit of promise.

Vijayaraghavan dons the role of Johny’s father and Sharafudheen and Tiny Tom come as Johny’s brothers. Anu Sithara, plays the love interest of Johny, Jaisa. The setting is of a typical christian family. Peter, the elder brother knows of Johny’s true nature, but keeps mum. The first half progresses through laughter and ends with the idea that one day, all the lies will come out and won’t stay buried forever. It suggests an idea of impending doom. In the second half, an orphan enters Johny’s life, which changes his life altogether. Johny is unable to continue his shadow life of a theif and what filled is a tear jerker drama which is a formula that is not new.

The second half is more slow and the twist in the climax isn’t very appealing either. kunchako Boban and Sanoop Santhosh gives smooth and convincing performances, but the ill timed comedy seems a bit hollow. The generic comedy by Sharafudheen doesn’t save the film very much. Perhaps it’s the inability of the script that has made the characters flat. Although it promises many things, Johny Johny Yes Appa, fails to captivate the audience long time. Other major characters include Lena, Mamta Mohandas, Kalabhavan Shajon, Nedumudi Venu who makes up the extra cast of the movie. Truly, it is the songs, Arike Aro and Ente Mathram, that has already been received warmly by the audience, is the Hallmark of the film.


I'm Abhijith, the guy behind the film review you just read. As they say, Movies maketh the man. Reviews aren't meant to butcher a work of art, but rather to see it in a microscope. I'm a freelance writer and been in this field for more than 5 years. When I'm not reviewing, you can spot me reading my Kindle while drinking tea in the nearest kiosk. An aspiring polyglot and ardent comic reader, I call myself an amateur litterateur.

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