Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Paleri Manikyam

Based on the first recorded murder case in Kerala, comes a film starring Mammooty that tries to evoke his days as super sleuth in the CBI Diary Kurippu series. Here though he is just a private eye who returns to his native village of Paleri and tries to recreate the mysterious circumstances of the death of the sultry Manikyam (Mythili) fifty two years after the event. Using some nifty film making techniques, director Renjith splices the present day Mamooty in to the past to act as a guide to the events. Research and a heavy dose of intuition are the weapons used to unravel this mystery. The production quality is high and the cinematography is breath taking making this a slick well thought out film though the dose of intuition could have been curtailed.

Rating: * * +

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