Vintage Suresh Gopi makes a delightful comeback

Should you beloved the Suresh Gopi hits written by Renji Panicker, like Lelam, Pathram and Ekalavyan, then Kaaval directed by Nithin Renji Panicker will probably be a delight for you.

The plot revolves round two mates, Antony (Renji Panicker) and Thampan (Suresh Gopi), who as soon as held sway over a small city like feudal lords, within the course of antagonising many together with cops.

Later, they half methods diminishing their stature within the city.

The explanation given for thick mates to keep away from one another for such an extended interval with out making even a cellphone name is poorly scripted. Nonetheless, it was a necessity for the plot to proceed.

The primary half strikes on predictable strains and exhibits the distinction between what occurs when you might have cash and energy versus when you do not. The second half will get extra thrilling with Thampan returning to the village to guard his buddy’s household.

Within the 90s, Suresh Gopi had delivered many hits and nearly obtained the stature of Mohanlal and Mammootty, earlier than he appeared in flops like Lanka and Aswaroodhan.

Kaaval is a comeback of the previous Suresh Gopi in a dignified manner. The characters have aged, however like Thampan says “the fireplace might need burned out, the ember remains to be sizzling.”

You can not miss the reference to Commissioner and the background music simply earlier than he says the dialogue.

Kaaval is a tribute from Nithin to his father Renji Panickar in some ways. He has admitted in lots of interviews that he was vastly impressed by his dad’s films. The very first shot within the movie will take you again to the start of the Lelam. There are lots of such photographs and scenes wherein Nithin craftily connects us again to Suresh Gopi’s superb days from the 90s.


Contemplating his earlier directorial Kasaba was a catastrophe, Kaaval is a serious enchancment by Nithin, although he might have made it weaving in components to draw the brand new era, who didn’t develop up watching Suresh Gopi as a star.

If a serious criticism for Kasaba was its poor portrayal of ladies, Nithin has barely improved on that entrance too with Rachel David (Antony’s daughter) and Muthumani (Antony’s spouse) enjoying two robust girl characters. They do justice to their roles bringing out grief, anger and a ‘sprint of motion’ throughout the temporary display time they get.

Nikhil S Praveen’s digicam provides lots of photographs exploring the fantastic thing about the hilly terrain coated with mist and greenery. Ranjin Raj’s music provides an emotional punch to the motion movie.

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