Star-casts: Prithviraj, Kavya Madhavan, Manoj K jayan and others.
Production: Manian Pillai Raju, Ajaychandran Nair, Raghuchandran Nair
Direction: Santhosh Sivan
Music: MG Radhakrishnan
Prior to couple of weeks, we had ‘Yaavarum Nalam’ a skittish film that overwhelmed with extraordinary making. With the film experiencing a great response, the Malayalam film ‘Sivapuram’ has found the right place to get released. For those who had drawn more attention for such genre, this film is yet another treat.
Years back, Santhosh Sivan made a great debut directorial with ‘Anandabadram’ that turned to be a grand blockbuster. During that point of time, when this was released in Mollywood, there were no such skittish flicks as everyone were terribly bored watching films bounded with unwanted heroisms…
And now, getting dubbed as ‘Sivapuram’ wins the laurels for Santhosh Sivan.
To fulfill his mother’s (Revathi) wish, Ananthan (Prithviraj) returns from America to Kerala to lighten a lamp at their family temple. Though it is simple that doesn’t go as expected as there happens to be a evil sorcerer Digambaram (Manoj K Vijayan) keeping an eye on ‘Naga Manickam’ below the temple. Gaining this would make him the powerful source in this world. When Chemban (Kalabhavan Mani) strikes against the evil deed, Digambaram turns him blind and has his sister (Riya Sen) as his victim of getting possessed.
When Ananthan tries to put an end for this evil sorcerer, he’s prone to serious situations of himself getting possessed. Finally, how he strives making things brighter with the aid of his ladylove (Kavya Madhavan) forms crux of the story.
It’s Manoj K Vijayan who scores the best when it comes to performance. Prithviraj and Kalabhavan Mani have done justice to their roles. Riya Sen merely has few scenes to showcase her potentials and ditto to Kavya Madhavan…
Santhosh Sivan’s trenchant cinematography is mind-boggling and he sustains a specified tone throughout the show…
Musical score is mediocre and it could’ve been precisely better.
The film’s narration overwhelms with best plotline and gripping aspects adds more strength…
On the whole, it’s a film worth watching.
Bottom – Line: Finest spooky flick
Verdict: Good show by Santhosh Sivan.