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Meppadiyan movie review: Unni Mukundan-starrer disappoints

There have been various movies that take care of the protagonist’s monetary troubles, together with the spectacular Indian Rupee and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. Meppadiyan, scripted and directed by debutant Vishnu Mohan with Unni Mukundan within the lead position, belongs to the identical style the place the central character is trapped in a collection of issues following an sudden monetary bother.

Unni Mukundan performs Jayakrishnan, who runs an car workshop and all the time walks the straight and the slender. A light-mannered man, he takes care of his previous mom and is properly favored within the village. To determine his decency, Jayakrishnan is proven consuming solely milk, even refusing tea. His antithesis is Varki, performed by Saiju Kurup, an  alcoholic who has mismanaged his life and cash.

Jayakrishnan, who’s seeking to purchase some land for his sister, is satisfied by Varki to purchase land for affordable, and promote it at revenue. Varki has his eyes on the land of a bed-ridden previous man, Kireedam fame Kundara Johny, who badly wants speedy money for his daughter’s marriage ceremony. Pressurised by Varki, Jayakrishnan agrees to the deal on the situation that an preliminary quantity of Rs 30 lakh shall be handed over to the land proprietor earlier than his daughter’s marriage ceremony. Varki is already bankrupt and the onus is on Jayakrishnan to lift this cash and pay the previous man. From then on, it’s a race towards time as our hero struggles to get cash on time, even promoting his home within the try. The film reveals bureaucratic purple tape and struggles confronted by Jayakrishnan to persuade individuals of his state of affairs and make the deal occur.

The introduction of a Muslim character, performed by Indrans, is proven as a stereotypical businessman who makes use of Jayakrishnan’s state of affairs to acquire the land. Aju Varghese performs a shrewd native politician who tries to get his share of cash whereas ostensibly serving to Jayakrishnan.

The climax of the film can also be predictable, with a mediocre twist the place Jayakrishnan is proven exacting his revenge. The climax scene the place Jayakrishnan walks in a black apparel with pulsating background music whereas going to Sabarimala seems completely misplaced.

The film had a scope for performances, particularly for the primary character. Nevertheless, Unni Mukundan fails to do justice to it. The scene the place Jayakrishnan loses his mood on the sub registrar officer ought to have introduced out the pathos of the lead character however Mukundan’s efficiency stays on the floor. The emotional scenes particularly showcase the gaps in his efficiency.

Aju Varghese performed the position of the politician with conviction although the character wasn’t developed properly. Indrans additionally performed his half to perfection. Anju Kurian, who performs Jayakrishnan’s love curiosity, has little to do within the movie.

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