When we wrote the preview of Thuruppugulan we had commented about Mammooty doing outrageous roles and films and those movies becoming hits. Apparently in Thuruppugulan, Mammootty is continuing on where he had left off in Rajamanickyam. Gaudy costumes, attempts at dancing and a new found flair for comedy. Trade reports say that movie can recover cost in three weeks if the audience interest does not dip suddenly. School vacation and festival season might ensure financial success of this movie and Mamootty might continue his dream run.
Paresh Palicha of rediff.com feels sad that actor of Mammooty’s stature has to stoop low to prove that he can handle comedy.
The first words that appear on screen — as the credits for Mammootty’s Vishu release Thuruppu Gulan begin rolling — are ‘Thank God’. It is good to acknowledge the Almighty, but it makes one wonder whether the makers of this film were so sceptical about their product that they had to thank God it saw the light of day in this supposedly bad phase for the industry. Or was it because superstar Mammootty had agreed to do a role any ordinary actor would have squirmed at?
Thuruppu Gulan isn’t an outright bad film. But you tend to feel sad when someone of Mammootty’s stature has to stoop so low just to prove he can handle comedy well.
As expected, Mammootty is here again as the super human hyperactive maverick, in all colors, fighting, throwing his legs to two songs, trying to be humorous and even at times mimicking himself. The actor seems to have forgotten his age and even his baseful voice that every portion of the film is dubbed to feel like a farce drama.
Even though the basic plot seems to be promising, the film has lost the tempo in the second half, cluttered to become a star show
Script by Sibi.K.Thomas – Uday Krissna lacks luster and is even presented with less believability. But the festival moods all through and added masalas will definitely bring in good numbers of takers which is evident before all release centers now. All together, it is an out and out Mammmootty film – with the rest of the casts ranging from Sneha, Innocent, Kalashala Baabu, Jagathy Suraj, Harishree Ashokan and Cochin Haneef having not much to offer. The filmâ€™s music department by Alex Paul and Kaithapram is without any flavor delivering two un-hummable songs in the irascible lyrics.
(Picture courtesy : nowrunning.com)