Cast : Mammooty , Nayanthaara, Rachana Narayanankutty , Aju Varghese , Sheelu Abraham.
Direction : AK Saajan.
Plot :Puthiyaniyamam revolves around certain events that happen in Cochin city . Louis Pothen (Mammooty) is a lawyer who deals with divorces , while his wife Vasuki Iyer Louis (Nayanthara) is a kathakali artist.
What I felt : The first half is mysterious which left me clueless about where the movie was heading to . However the movie broke for interval at a very strategic point , tempting me to google about it ,which I promptly stayed away from . The story begins in the second half and moves at a fast pace from there . The first half sets up the premise for the second half and keeps implying every now and then, that Vasuki(Nayanthara) is indifferent now .The story and the direction is the highlight of puthiyaniyamam. Nayanthara surprises with her strong performance as Vasuki Iyer Louis. In the first half ,Nayanthaara is aloof with eeriness around her , so eery that I wasn’t sure if she would hurt the person near her or if she would burst into an avalanche of dialogues . Mammooty as Louis , is a cool cat who supports with humorous one liners . He has stepped aside from the tag of a superstar in puthiya niyamam and has handed over the baton to Nayanthaara. Rachana Narayankutty has a small yet significant role . Sheelu Abraham, is not convincing enough as a dcp.the background music which soared each time mamooty spoke could have been avoided . Puthiyaniyamam is a different approach on a theme which has been dealt with earlier . I would suggest catching it on the big screen .
Quotes that caught me :
Bhaarya aakumbol kaamuki yude bhangi undaakoola
Nammal ee kaalathu thaamasha paranju thudangiyitundeee
Prathikarikanam , nammal react cheyyanam
A real serpent queen , femme fatale.
Terrible , I can’t even imagine it .
Ividate niyamam maati ezhuthende samayam eppole kazhinju.
Remometer : 3/5
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . One time watch .
3 : I liked it . One time watch
3.5 : Fan girl. Wouldn’t mind watching again.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .
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