‘Priyan Ottathilanu’ movie review: Manages to work, despite the overdose of feel-goodness


Actor Sharafuddin, who has successfully broken his earlier mold of comedian, comes up with yet another memorable performance after ‘Arakkariyam’.

Actor Sharafuddin, who has successfully broken his earlier mold of comedian, comes up with yet another memorable performance after ‘Arakkariyam’.

unless Priyan Ottathilanu When it ends, many are left wondering about the contents of the film script that Priyadarshan, the protagonist, has kept safely inside an old box. Because here’s a guy, running around trying to solve any man’s problems, that it would be a miracle if he had time to sit down and write a page for a day.

As if to explain it, there is a blinking scene of someone attempting to write a script at night. In another scene, he tells someone that he gets his inspiration to write from the many people and situations he encounters on a daily basis. Unlike the character, the screenwriter duo of Abhaykumar and Anil Kurien should have a fair amount of time to weave together a script that remains engaging, even if there are no major conflicts or out-of-the-box elements. Don’t be

His protagonist Priyan (Sharafuddin), a homoeo doctor and an aspiring screenwriter, comes across as the only problem solver in the entire area. His hands are full round the clock, with issues ranging from the flat’s drainage problem to the one faced by random people, he climbs on his shoulder in the street, so much so that he has hardly any for his family or himself. Save time

Priyan Ottathilanu

Director: Antony Soni

Cast: Sharafuddin, Nyla Usha, Aparna Dasi

in subsequent attempts c/o Saira Banu, Director Antony Soni is based on the story of this man who takes selflessness to unbelievable limits. Though replete with moments that seem to have been written to milk the feel factor, the script still prompts the audience to walk in with Priyan, making their problems their own.

The film mostly focuses on the events of a single day, when they need to handle some of these problems together. The character of Priscilla (Nayla Usha) battling with mental health issues is introduced to add another hurdle in their path. Though the character doesn’t have a big backstory, the changing contours of his interactions with Priyan bring the latter half to life.

But no one ever gets the impression that Priyan is facing an insurmountable task, as he moves from solving one issue to another; An impression that works against the film. Priyan’s cousin (Biju Sopanam), portrayed as a tough character, sometimes comes across as too sensible, especially during negotiations headed by a ‘spiritual guru’.

Sharafuddin, the comedian who successfully exited his earlier structure, comes up with yet another memorable performance after arkariyami, Despite the plethora of feel goodness, Priyan Ottathilanu It manages to keep the audience hooked.

Priyan Ottathilanu is running in theaters these days.

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