Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi Review

A passable horror flick that starts off well but fizzles out later!

Siddarth Srinivas -

Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi Review
Platform
Zee5
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Format
Original Movie Review
Movie Rated
16+
Genre
HORROR
Language
Malayalam

What is the story about?

Unnikannan is a male nurse who is made to enter a big forest house in order to take care of a handicapped man. However, he comes face to face with a woman named Beatrice, who asks him to leave the house and get back on his track. However, Unnikannan then rushes into a new load of truths and thrills which help him uncover the real story behind Beatrice and her presence here.

Analysis

The first 20 minutes of Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi is an example of solid, to-the-point filmmaking, which is bolstered by superb technical factors that the film makes good use of. However, after that point, the film starts to slide downwards. Despite having an interesting first half that has many thrilling stretches and a good value of suspense, the film fizzles out in the second half which takes the generic route and does not impress much. All the impressive foreplay in the first half goes down in vain, as the second half drags and gives us more of what we have already seen in many films.

Performances

Saniya Aiyappan is really impressive in what is a lead role, and carries out her portions very nicely. It is a proof of how she is able to bring out the right amount of emotions on screen, and it is fair to say that she would be offered better roles hereon. Vishnu in the other notable role has a fine presence, but the rest of the cast barely contribute something strong to the film.

Music & Other Departments

The cinematography and the music of the film are on point in the first half, but unfortunately, the interest from the technical team seems to have taken a dip in the second half – the visual comparison between both the halves would definitely lead to a lot of differences.

Highlights

Saniya Aiyappan’s performance and the way the film takes off is impressive.

Drawbacks

The film’s second half is a downer.

Did I enjoy it?

Only in parts. It could have had some novelty as it moved on.

Do I recommend it?

There is nothing new in the film, yet it works as a passable watch in these times.


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