Pavada, the much awaited Prithviraj starrer directed by G Marthandan had released today all over Kerala. The film produced by popular actor Maniyanpilla Raju is scripted by popular writer Bipin Chandran. As the first release of Prithviraj in this New Year, his fans and film lovers had great anticipation regarding the film. Adding to that hope, Maniyanpilla Raju, the producer of this film said in a recent media interview that this is the biggest film he ever produced and he is damn sure that this will be the film which is going to have the best theater run among the films he had produced till now.
When the producer who produced super successes like Vellanakalude Nadu, Aey Auto, Chotta Mumbai etc says like this, the expectation is bound to raise to another level. The film is very crucial for its director Marthandan, more than anyone as his last film Acha Din with Mammootty was one of the biggest disasters Mollywood had ever seen. So the success of Pavada is a must for Marthandan. The Central character of this film is played by Prithviraj and his character name is Joy. He is drunkard or a severe alcoholic addict. At first we meet the character Babu joseph played by Anoop Menon who is also an alcoholic. Joy meets him when both of them got admitted in a de-addiction centre and later elopes from there together. At Babu’s home, joy finds the reason that ruined his family.
The first half of the film is full of comic numbers from Prithviraj, Anoop Menon, Sharafudheen etc and it was quite an entertainment indeed. It gets emotional and a bit serious in the second half where the plot actually gets its momentum. First of all we have to mention the performances of artists as it is the real highlight of the film. Prithviraj once again proved why he is been regarded as one of the best actors of young generation. As Joy, Prithviraj had given one of his career best performance and we can say that one of the most convincing Alcoholic character after we saw some amazing ones from Mohanlal over these years and a brilliant one from Jayasurya last year. Another grand performance had come from none other than Anoop Menon. As the character Babu Joseph, who is also an alcoholic and an English Professor he had just given one of the sterling performances of his career and once again he showed as the value of his natural and easy way of enacting the character.
Apart from them Asha Sharath had done a great job and artists like Nedumudi Venu. Maniyanpilla Raju, Mia, Sharafudden, Chemban Vinod, Siddique, Renji Panicker etc were done their part to perfection as they always does. Marthandan had made a real comeback after that disaster he had to suffer last year and we can say that Pavada is the best in his career till now. He never let the film go out of his control and narrated the story with enough emotional depth that bound the audience to their seats. Aby Tom Cyriac’s music was super as it really moved along with the atmosphere of the film and it also worked as a source of energy as well. Gopi Sundar had done a great job scoring the background music of the film as well. Bipin Chandran had provided an entertaining script with all elements that you expect from a perfect family entertainer. Pradeep Nair’s Cinematography also worked very well for the film.
Pavada is a happy entertainer which will never let you down. So don’t miss this one from Prithviraj. His rule in box office will continue for sure.
Director : G. Marthandan
Release Date : 15/01/2016
Cast : Prithviraj, Anoop Menon, Miya
Review : Harikrishnan