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Preview: Prajapathi



Mammootty, after a while is playing his strength, rather than newly discovered talents in dancing and comedy. Another strength for this movie is the man in the director’s chair, Renjith, whom we admire a lot.

Renjith has displayed his talent both as a writer and director in a wide genre of movies which many other established directors cannot boast. His previous movies include comedies (Peruvannapurathe Viseshangal), action (Devasuram, Narasimham), emotional dramas (Maya Mayooram, Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu), contemporary/social issues (Shubha Yatra) and that cute movie Nandanam.

Prajapathi has a huge starcast, including Nedumudi Venu, Srinivasan, Siddique, Sai Kumar, Seema, Aditi Rao, Kaathal Sandhya etc. And Thilakan plays an important role in this movie, proving that film world and politics have lot of similarities.

At the heart of the village is Devarmattom, and in the heart of the villagers is Devarmattom Narayanan, who is the ultimate deciding authority in the village and whose word is law. Though he commands the respect of the entire village, Narayanan is a simple man who has the good of the people in mind. He lost both his parents when he was still a child. His entire life has been a fight for truth and justice.

Close by is Kaaliyaar village, which is the very opposite of everything that Perumalpuram is. At the centre of the village is Kaaliyaarmattom with Mooppil Kunjmbu Nair, an uncle and sworn enemy of Narayanan as the patriarch. He and his four ruthless sons are out to destroy Devarmattom. Prajapathy tells the story of the rivalry between these two families. [Preview : Prajapathi]

Is there anything unique about this feudal rivalry theme? No. Does Renjith have the skill to make an interesting movie? Yes. Previously Renjith and Mammotty teamed up for another macho movie called Black which did not work that well. We are hoping that Renjith’s writing and directing skill will transform this unrealistic and often repeated story to something interesting to watch.


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