Aarkkariyam is a new style of thriller with stunning perfomance by Sharafudheen: Alphonse Puthren
‘Aarkkariyam’ starring Biju Menon, Parvathy and Sharafudheen as the leads recently started streaming on Amazon Prime. Though the film released in theatres in April, it didn’t have a successful run mainly due to the pandemic. Deservingly, the film has found its right audience now after the OTT release. People seem to be liking the film for its minimal yet effective storytelling and impressive performances.
After watching the film recently, director Alphonse Puthren took to his social media handle to share his thoughts. He found it to be a new style of thriller and was also stunned by Sharafudheen’s performance. It is worth a mention here that it was Puthren who first introduced Sharaf with ‘Neram’. Later, it was his ‘Premam that gave the actor a big break.
Earlier, ace filmmaker Sathyan Anthikad had also written highly about ‘Aarkkariyam’. The film marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Sanu John Varghese. Set in the post-pandemic world, the film is centred around a 70-something old man, his daughter and son-in-law. Biju Menon plays the old man’s role while Parvathy essays the part of his daughter. Sharafudheen plays the son-in-law, Roy.