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Panchavarnathatha Review

U Comedy, Drama 2 hrs 27 mins Apr 14, 2018
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Panchavarnathatha starring Jayaram and Kunchacko Boban in the lead roles is touted to be a full-on comedy entertainer revolving around a pet shop owner who seems to own a variety of animals and birds including an elephant and a camel. The movie marks the directorial debut of comedian turned actor Ramesh Pisharody and is highly awaited by the cinephiles. Anusree, Salim Kumar, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Tini Tom, Joju George are part of the cast of this film produced by Maniyanpilla Raju under Saptha Tarang Movies banner. Read the full Panchavarnathatha review below.

The plot of the movie, as revealed by the makers, centers around the pet shop owner played by Jayaram. No one knows where he has come from; he lives in an abandoned house with all kinds of animals starting from macaws and dogs to a camel and elephant for a company. He has no family, no material possessions or any political preferences and while everyone around him desperately throws their life after money and power, he lives a peaceful life with his animals. Meanwhile, Kunchacko Boban, an aspiring politician from the same village lives who has strong rivals in the political field. This sums up the premise of this movie which doesn't really builds up a convincing story.

The movie comes with a strong and capable cast who got caught in the perils of the underdeveloped characters and the poor script. The lead actor Jayaram carries his role effectively. Although the movie features Jayaram in a refreshing avatar, the actor is clocked in a poorly-written character. Kunchacko Boban, another key actor, suffers the same plight. The case is same for the cast including the leading lady Anusree,  Mallika Sukumaran, Dharmajan Bolghatty, and Salimkumar

Panchavarnathatha is the kind of the movie that fails the audience in fulfilling its own promises. And when it comes from Ramesh Pisharody, the comedian known for his quick wit and sense of humor, it turns out to be heavily disappointing. The film lacks a proper thread and goes haywire sooner that it begins and leaves the viewer in a confused state. Moreover, it rather fumbles into the level of a comedy skit and the only saving grace is Jayaram's moving performance at the parts.

Final Verdict: Definitely a disappointment to those who placed their bets on Ramesh Pisharody.

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What is Panchavarnathatha about?

Popular Malayalam mimicry artist-standup comedian turned actor Ramesh Pisharody is making his directorial debut with Panchavarnathatha. The movie features Kunchakko Boban and Jayaram in the lead role with Anusree playing the
female lead. Mallika Sukumaran, Salim Kumar, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Ashokan are featured in the family entertainer comedy movie. Written by the director Ramesh Pisharody and writer Hari P Nair, the movie is bankrolled by actor Manian Pilla Raju
under the banner Saptha Tarang Cinemas.

What to expect from Panchavarnathatha?

Ramesh Pisharody the writer and director

Though Ramesh Pisharody is making his debut as a director in feature films, he is a well-known figure in the Industry known for his standup performances, mimicry acts and humour roles and has directed many stage shows and popular Television shows and programmes. When Ramesh Pisharody pens and directs a movie it is of no doubt that the movie will be a fun entertainer and at the same time a subject touted to be for the family audience. The trailer and the songs of the movie released recently brings back the jinxes of 90's Malayalam family drama and that is what the family audience is expecting.

Jayaram and Kunchakko Boban

Kunchakko Boban plays a political party leader in the movie. He looks so natural with his white and white attire and looks. The actor is playing a character with political party background after Polytechnic. In Panchavarnathatha the evergreen romantic hero plays the role of Politician who tries to win the election with shortcuts. Kunchakko is collaborating with Jayaram after Seniors and Seniors directed by Visakh was a feast for Malayalam comedy lovers. Panchavarnathatha portrays Jayaram in a new avatar with a tonsure look and pot belly who talks fast with a bass voice. Jayaram is essaying the character of a pet dealer. The movie unveils the mystery behind Jayaram's character and his relationship with animals and the people.

Other actors and technical aspects

Panchavarnathath has a great line up of actors to perform the humour character as well as serious roles. This family entertainer features Ramesh Pisharody's mentor Salim Kumar in a prominent role along with Maniyan Pilla Raju, Ashokan, Dharmajan and a good number of popular mimicry artists. Anusree is the leading lady of Panchavarnathatha and Mallika Sukumaran performs the role of Kunchakko Boban's mother. The songs which are already a hit are scored by Nadir Shah, M Jayachandran and Ouseppachan. MG Sreekumar, Yesudas, Chithra, Haricharan has rendered their voice for Panchavarnathatha. V Sajan edits the frames cranked by cinematographer Pradeep Nair.

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