Thrissur Pooram Malayalam Movie ReviewFeature Film | UA | Action, Drama | 2h 36min
Carved in a simple and trite template, 'Thrissur Pooram' is largely guided by the traits and components of a typical action drama. It is helmed by Rajesh Mohanan and written by music composer Ratheesh Vega, who, seemingly, has no qualms about infusing the tale with riveting elements. The premise of this gangster tale offers a tad freshness as Thrissur has seldom become part of an action drama on screen. Jayasurya plays 'Pullu' Giri, a goonda in past life but leads a peaceful life with his Tamilian wife Veni (Swathi Reddy) and a child.
Giri, who had a juvenile life, is running packaged drinking water business now. Since he had a goonda life in the past whenever a crime reports in the city, his name resurfaces in the police department. A do-gooder in life, Giri had to face police cases for helping others. Lawyer Rajalakshmi (Mallika Sukumaran) had been taking care of him since his childhood when his mother was killed by a goon in the market.
Giri wishes for peace but his rival gangs create trouble for him. Sudip Rangan (Sudev Nair), brother of notorious smuggler Shyam Rangan (Sabumon), lock horns with Giri and it makes his life more troublesome. TG Ravi plays Balan, an acolyte of Giri, while Vijay Babu appears as the Commissioner of Police with a Tamil background.
The series of cliched events, including Giri's love affair with Veni stalls the momentum of 'Thrissur Pooram' as a racy action thriller. It turns out to be the launchpad for Jayasurya onto the action arena, and the actor rules the roost impressively throughout even as lack of novel substance disturbs your appreciation. Jayasurya tries hard to elevate the film single-handedly and he succeeds to an extent. The well-choreographed action sequences bring out the perfectionist in him.
Swathi hardly contributes anything significantly albeit the character undergoes severe mental trauma. In fact, Veni has been portrayed as a bold woman, who stands by Giri's side. Sabu Mon as antagonist evokes mediocre impact though his gory actions are capable of challenging the protagonist.
The scenes of intercepting the lorry carrying gold and hiding the KSRTC bus are highly far-fetched. Barring the action milieu, the package is a rehash of typical gangster tales and rightly, so novelty in the content and presentation is largely missing. The cinematography by RD Rajasekhar contributes the required pace and impact for the action flick.
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