Despite having a script that opens possibility of loopholes and questionable illogic factors in a few areas, Swarna Kaduva manages to satisfy the viewers certain extend.
2.3 out of 5 (Average)
| K. R. Rejeesh (NOWRUNNING)
Let it be straight: To sum it up, Swarna Kaduva is about scheming and shenanigans. When Rini Iype Mattummel (Biju Menon) single-handedly carries forward the proceedings, you would not have to be disappointed.
Swarna Kaduva marks the return of filmmaker Jos Thomaas after a hiatus. Even though the story has no novelty, it gives ample scope for performance for Biju Menon, Iniya and Poojitha Menon.
An accident caused by a car driven by a businessman cum film producer Lolappan (Innocent) at night and its aftermaths set the milieu for the flick, which is engaging in parts. A petrified, Lolappan seeks the help of Rini, his close aide and a greedy cunning man. He never misses opportunities to a make a killing; there's no room for relations or sentiments.
Rini might reminds you of Mamachan in Vellimoonga, but this time Biju Menon appears to be a tad callous. Set in 2014, bar closure and bribe issues are other ingredients in the plot.
At a glance, the script of Babu Janardhanan evokes the feel of an ordinary 'dirty game' drama involving politicians and businessmen. But the diligent use of Thrissur slang in the narration makes it a watchable one.
The natural humour dialogues of Joju (Hareesh Perumanna) are able to tickle the funny bones.
As a director Jos Thomaas has an interesting filmography-he has critically acclaimed Chirattakalippattangal and Ente Sreekuttikku to his credit along with commercial hits like Mayamohini and Mattupetti Machan. Despite having a script that opens possibility of loopholes and questionable illogic factors in a few areas, Swarna Kaduva manages to satisfy the viewers certain extend.
Those who expect no holds barred humour from Biju Menon will be disappointed. But his dialogue delivery and screen presence have lent immense benefit for the film. Innocent has done such wily businessman characters in a number of films. After all, lack of riveting twists is a drawback. Even then, Swarna Kaduva is watchable for one time.
Critic: K. R. Rejeesh
2.3 out of 5 (Average)
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0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
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3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good