Kuttimama Malayalam Movie Review
It's quite easy to understand the uneven trait of this plot at a glance. Sreenivasan portrays an ex-military man, Sekharankutty aka Kuttimama, who is adept at spinning yarns about his valorous acts during his military life to the villagers. At the sight of him makes people run away from him fearing his exaggerated verbal bombard! Well, the fueled fascination for the character due to his innocence fades out soon when 'Kuttimama' unfolds the past life of Sekharankutty.
Portrayed by Dhyan Sreenivasan, the young Sekharankutty was a different fellow in the army. His nephew, played by Visakh Nair, and his friend (Nirmal Palazhi) make an attempt to find out the past life of Kuttimama. They realize that Sekharankutty had a tumultuous married life with Anjali (Durga Krishna). They go to Bengaluru to meet Anjali, who is now a middle-aged woman, played by Meera Vasudev.
Director VM Vinu, the progression of the tale has severe dramatic interferences coupled with insipid narration. Scenarist Manaf fails to keep a disciplined order in the plot and as a result, one may wonder what the reality here is! The evidence is explicit for a passionless approach to the movie, which moves ahead and becomes an exasperating affair. Durga and Meera have shown justice to their assignments but the drama in the script is heavily conventional and a misfit for appreciation.
The reality in the life of ex-army men is being discussed to an extent. There are some nice touches, but it unwinds into dullness and silliness too abruptly. 'Kuttimama' also gives us elements of melodrama and it is uncomfortable for us. It yearns and strives to be loved. Unfortunately, the direction is very flat and uninspired.
'Kuttimama' mainly follows Sekharankutty and when his past is revealed he surprises everyone. Sreenivasan is among a cast whose talents are dismayingly utilized in the flick as it fails to deliver on its premise. Genuine humor is hard to come by in this unimaginative milieu that is blended with crude scenes like Meera's journey to Kerala and the subsequent changes in her.
Vinu's son Varun Vinu makes his debut as a cinematographer in the movie and he grabs the attention with some notable frames. His daughter Varsha Vinu has also sung a duet along with Vineeth Sreenivasan. Achu Rajamani, son of the late composer Rajamani, has lent apt tunes to the flick.
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