Thattumpurathu Achuthan Review: Family entertainer that’s a delight to watch
Although ‘Thattumpurathu Achuthan‘ is not an experimental genre of any kind, the movie comes as a clean family entertainer. Amidst all the big releases, we can say this Lal Jose family movie is up to the mark.
Kunchacko Boban is famous for playing the innocent country lad, such as we have seen in Elsamma Enna Aankutty and Pullipulikalum Attinkuttiyum. This role comes naturally for Kunchacko, but doesn’t fall, one should say gladly, into typecasting after so many movies in the same tone. The goofy Boy next door is the character in a nutshell. His ideas and mannerisms don’t fail at all. Achuthan, in the movie, is a strict devotee of Krishna and is friends with a small kid named Kunjootan. The movie develops when Achuthan gets a letter from the shrine which further acts a catalyst in bringing out the rest of the characters. He’s blamed for the mistakes that are not his own, but the guy firmly believes that everything is the will of Krishna. He tries to find the hand of God in everything. The movie seems to centrally locate the question of whether Achuthan will get the help he really deserves or will he go along with the flow of everything. Just we have Keanu Reeves in Hollywood, the apparently every youthful and bubbly Kunchacko Boban makes up for his previous outings.
The debutant Sharavana is the heroine and shares the space with Nedumudi Venu, Vijayaraghavan, Kalabhavan Shajon, Kochu Preman, Subeesh, Tara Kalyan and Bindu Panicker. The script doesn’t demand much of strenuous acting and everything becomes passable.
The songs could have been a bit more catchy as the plot is a crowd pulling one and doesn’t bore the audience. as they were not particularly catchy. Lal Jose hasn’t deviated much from his permanent archetypes, but the love and laughter still sticks on to deliver it graciously. Also, looking at the success streak of Kunjako this year, it is safe to say that the actor is diversifying his roles while sticking onto his comfortable genre.