Film: Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
Cast: Soubin Shahir, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Kendy Zirdo
Director: Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval
Reviewer: George Sylex
What's About - Android Kunjappan, Version 5.25 in a single word it's a never contacted theme in the Malayalam film industry. Soubin is known for his content-driven movies and great vibe films. This film can be noticed as an experimental one. The movie is directed and written by Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval under the production house Moonshot Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Story - Bhaskara Poduval (Suraj Venjaramoodu) is very difficult to live with, and doesn't trust in sending his son Subhramanian (Soubin), an engineer by capability, out of his sight for work. Even though the 34-year-old remains faithful for long, one day he chooses to dive in and acknowledge an employment proposition at a Japanese company in Russia. Also, on his first excursion back home, he brings along another person – a robot. On account of another arrangement of parallel occasions, the neighborhood individuals dedicate the bot, Kunjappan. What's more, his appearance unfurls another series of occasions.
Analysis -The scenes including Bhaskaran and the robot, whom the town calls Kunjappan, are a treat to watch with the fun and honesty over-burden into them. The provincial setting of the film works out as a tribute to the old towns that facilitated a brilliant time of Malayalam cinema. All credits go to brilliant cinematography by Sanu John Varghese and crisp and clear editing by Saiju Sreedharan.
Suraj Venjaramood as Bhaskaran and Soubin Shahir as Subrahmanian have exceeded expectations in their jobs. Notwithstanding, it's Kunjappan who captures everyone's attention with his energized moves and the speedy and clever reactions. On the acting front, Saiju Kurup makes an excellent showing as Prasannan, who runs a teashop in the village. Kendy Zirdo as the female lead additionally sparkles in the movie
Wrapped up so far another story of human bondings, Kunjappan attempts to investigate a few inquiries with regards to the idea of human connections during a period of computerized intelligence and automated wisdom. At times, Kunjappan transcends the imprudences of human musings and instructs Bhaskaran to be a superior person.
More than the heading, this film required amusing material on paper and that is very much done. Ratheesh Balakrishnan is just about alright with the heading as it gets messy in the middle. Fortunately, it doesn't cross the lines to be a personification and is spared by the great exhibitions and writing. The best thing about the film is the execution of characters and the rest of the film runs with no interruption of constrained humor. Background score and music by Bijibal is enjoyable.
Verdict - Android Kunjappan, Version 5.25 is a decent film with good situational humor and brilliant exhibitions. Just like other feel-good movies, the film amalgamates humor and emotion in just the right proportions. While the film is filled with some of the rib-tickling moments it also gives you plenty to think about after you finish it.