Movies without superstars are ignored even by reviewers. We saw that in the case of Nottam, which had only one review. This movie in which Murali is the hero has fared better and has two reviews.
You always expect a good performance from Murali and that is what he has done again in this movie.
The Hindu writes
In the film, based on a story by N. Prabhakaran, the director’s efforts are to intertwine the character called Kaarigurukkal with that of an idealistic farmer Prakasan.
Kaarigurukkal had travelled to Puliyoorkkunnu to get rid of the anxiety of the rulers. He returns as `Thondachan’ in the shape of a tiger. Kaarigurukkal is in search of `pulijada’ and `pulivaalu’ and on his return, his wife, Vellachi, was supposed to sprinkle `arikkadivellam’ and beat him with a broom. But out of panic and fear, she fails to do so and he could not get back to his normal self.
Prakasan is educated, but prefers to live as a farmer and is actively involved in many social issues. Actor Murali, who won the national award for his role as Appa mesthiri in `Neythukaran,’ dons the roles of Kaarigurukkal and Prakasan.
India Glitz writes
The film also addreswes the many issues in Kerala’s social sphere like non availabilty of drinking water, hotel business, revenue recoveries and communal mishaps and riots. Murali as Prakashan has again raked in a absorbing performance through out the proceeedings. The film is ably scripted with flair by N Prabhakaran and N Sasidharan. Set to needed beautiful ambience by cinematographer K G Jayan, the film also stars Vineeth Kumar, Salim Kumar, Sreeraaman, Samvritha Sunil and Irshaad.
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