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Pyppin Chuvattile Pranayam  ( U ) (2017)  (Malayalam)
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Pyppin Chuvattile Pranayam Review

Though social issue and romance hobnob together, the former takes the centrestage aptly. This film with a good intention shows justice to its theme.
2.4 out of 5 (Fairly Good) Pyppin Chuvattile Pranayam NOWRUNNING REVIEW | K. R. Rejeesh
Rating:  2.4/5
Nowrunning Critics: 2.4/5 | Users: 3/5
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The social commitment and visual sense of an astute filmmaker attracts you in Domin D'Silva's maiden movie. The scarcity of drinking water and how it affects the lives of Pandarathuruthu natives are the main concern of the director, rather than going overboard in delineating a love story. Albeit the title bears the romantic feel, Domin deftly uses the water tap solely as a trope to unravel the struggle of the people to quench thirst.

The love affair between Govutty, essayed by Neeraj Madhav, and Teena, enacted by Reba Monica John, has been subsided to highlight the perpetual problem of lack of clean water on the island. The death of Ayyappan's (Sudhi Koppa) wife after consuming contaminated water taken from the public tap attracts the enormity of the issue. From this point, the director gives a grave focus to the social problem in "Pyppin Chuvattile Pranayam." But when Neeraj and his friends put on the garb of saviors, the rush towards the solution provides rather unconvincing feel.

While the long queues and usual commotion near the public water tap overtly convey the real situation they are mired in, the romantic angle serves the purpose of fulfilling the entertainment quotient. Neeraj Madhav is placed in a comfortable zone with his heroic acts and jigs. Sudhi Koppa has a meaty role and he accomplishes it with a touching performance.

The harsh reality of life on the island finds its space in the screenplay written by Domin and Antony Jibin. But they fail to curb the intrusion of cinematic fripperies.

The protracting events quite often call for a tout editing. Cinematographer Pavi. K. Pavan provides the scenic view of the island near Kochi. Contrary to the title, this film stands for a public issue and speaks for a society deprived of basic needs.
Critic: K. R. Rejeesh
 2.4 out of 5 (Fairly Good) 2.4 out of 5 (Fairly Good)  

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1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
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Rajoy Alfes  Super Reviewer
The small island of Pandarathuruthu is just at a stone's throw from Ernakulam downtown. But problems like water scarcity, transportation issues, lack of health care centres and mosquitoes prevent people from mainland migrating to this island. Some of the locals even take the extreme step of disposing of their land for whatever they could get and moving to other places. Domin D'Silva has done an excellent job in bringing out these issues through the camera eyes of Pavi K Pavan.   Pyppin Chuvattile Pranayam User Rating

Harshvadan Shah 
too realistic protrayal of ordinary peoples life along the riverside with full of water but polluted,and the sufferings of poor people without pure drinking water,and their performance to attract the govts attention,and at last they get water for their survival. film is good with ordinary star cast,but public wants super stars for the success of a film,and hence this film does not attract viewers,even though film is relevent to the problem of drinking water.,with true and good attempt.   Pyppin Chuvattile Pranayam User Rating


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