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Chicken Kokkachi  (2017)  (Malayalam)
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The director infers that his responsibility is to create laughter at any cost, but the commotion reminds us of the chasm between farce and wit. So everything botches up the tale of a youngster's struggle.
1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts) Chicken Kokkachi NOWRUNNING REVIEW | K. R. Rejeesh
Rating: Crictiq: 1.5 - Read Review  1.5/5
Nowrunning Critics: 1.5/5 | Users: 1.3/5
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An interesting title with void storyline sums up all about "Chicken Kokkachi." The makers dedicate the film to legendary actor-director Charlie Chaplin by recreating his slapstick comedy in connection with the life of the protagonist. Even the thought of recreating such scenes of silent era in modern films for the sake arousing laughter is absurd. Moreover, the film is an apparent vindication of drowsiness to generate genuine humour. As the creative enthusiasm fails, the output becomes sluggish and mundane.

The events in "Chicken Kokkachi "are set in a village in Thrissur. A scuffle with Pappan (Prasanth Alexander) forces Kallu (Anuranjan Premji), who is part of a gang of youth in the village, to move to Thrissur town, where he works in a restaurant. In the city, Kallu sees his father (Indrans) cleaning the clogged up culverts and realizes the struggles he bears to look after the family. Later, he meets Smitha (Neha Retnakaran), a sales girl, and now, his life as well as dreams bloom.

In his maiden film, director Anuranjan Premji could neither present a solid plot nor make the film interesting. The focus of his script moves towards inane slapstick comic scenes, and an attempt for expanding the plot to make it eventful or create twists is hard to come by.

The sole perfect scene in the movie is when Kallu meets his father cleaning a culvert in the city. The scene conveys the angst of a father about his family and the remorse of a son towards his father. Kallu appears to be a bold and gutsy youth in his village, but his city life showcases him as a gullible youth. This irony has not been justified throughout the film.

The grave mistake of Premji is his snub of a cinematic plot and careless handling of the medium. The director infers that his responsibility is to create laughter at any cost, but the commotion reminds us of the chasm between farce and wit. So everything botches up the tale of a youngster's struggle.

While Sreekanth Eswar's cinematography gives a delightful mood, Jassie Gift's music appears to be mediocre.
Critic: K. R. Rejeesh
 1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts) 1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)  

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