Porinchu Mariyam Jose Malayalam Movie Review
Joju George as Kattalan Porinju is simply on the powerful mode in veteran director Joshiy's latest outing. His name sends shockwaves among goons but deep in his heart, Porinju is a loyal and amiable person. Joshiy adopts a simplistic, but an elegant narration side-lining the hyperbolic heroic acts (action-choreography stands close to the reality). The love angle in 'Porinju Mariam Jose 'has been given the shades of aesthetic romance rightfully. The long wait for holding the hands of Mariam, played by Nyla Usha, makes Porinju impatient. The protagonist becomes enraged before challenges but at the same time, he cherishes his love for Mariam since childhood.
Set in a village in Thrissur in 1985, Porinju, a butcher, is very loyal to rich man Ipe (Vijayaraghavan). Porinju will do anything for Ipe and their close relationship even triggers jealousy among his sons-Stephen (Disney) and Raphel (Anil Nedumangad). The conflict begins when Ipe's grandson Prince (Rahul Madhav) arrives from Dubai. His encounter with Mariam and Porinju's close friend Jose (Chemban Vinod) during the church festival becomes a reason for rewriting the fate of Porinju and the people around him.
Scenarist Abhilash. N. Chandran has diligently conceived the relationship between Porinju and Mariam that begins from their childhood with the support of Jose. Mariam, who lives alone after the death of her father, has an emotional reason for not marrying Porinju. Nyla exudes well her comfort level in the bold character. But her body language fails to come in terms with the transition when Mariam expresses her nerve before her opponents. Chemban extends the vibes of his energetic performance to the viewers and he excels in the well-choreographed action sequences.
Episodes of friendship, love, and revenge find ample room in this action drama. The plot hardly moves away from its constrained space with good performances from Joju, Vijayaraghavan and Chemban Vinod. The pattern of the tale is like the typical revenge dramas, which could be a drawback for the movie.
The conflicts associated with the church festival and the vengeance between individuals take you to a position from where you start to guess the eventual outcome. In fact, Ipe faces the conflict of interest more than Porinju, who is straightforward and loves all people around him sincerely.
Music composer Jakes Bejoy has smartly lent the BGM in accordance with the theme. Ajay David Kachappilly derives some fine shots and frames within the limited premise and they are nothing short of enthralling you. Engaging in parts, 'Porinju Mariam Jose' has a familiar content to offer.
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