Without much hype, Puthan Panam, starring Mammootty in the lead hit the screens on Wednesday.
The film, directed by Ranjith is definitely high on expectations as it is said to be a different take on the director's 2011 National Award winning film Indian Rupee, which had Prithviraj in the lead role.
Ineya, Sheelu Abraham, Siddique, Sai Kumar, Renji Panicker, Harish Kanaran and Mamukoya are the other major casts in the movie. The film is produced by 3 Color Cinemas, a production house co-owned by Abraham Mathew along with director Ranjith and actor Arun Narayanan.
Puthan Panam has released in about 137 theaters in Kerala and the movie will release outside Kerala on April 14.
Plot: Puthan Panam is the story of Kasaragod-based businessman Nithyananda Shenoy portraying his struggle to tackle black money.
Here we bring a timeline from theater:
» Movie begins
» The film moves ahead in a fast-paced manner, balancing comedy and suspense moments
» Kid Muthuvel, whom we had noticed during the trailer, has an interesting role in the movie
» Businessman Shenoy is given a huge amount of money by a person, just before PM Modi's demonetization announcement
» Shenoy tries to get back the cash, but he gets involved in a case
» The story goes on connecting people as Shenoy tries to escape from the case
» With a thrilling punch, the movie Puthan Panam breaks for interval
» Muthuvel and Shenoy lead the narrative parallely
» Climax was a disappointment
» It's a story behind a murder
Also read on to know what works and what doesn't in the Ranjith movie:
» Engaging and gripping, keeps one hooked
» Mammootty's command over the use of Kasaragode slang is the best part
» Swaraj Gramika (Muthuvel) is a promising artiste
» The movie carries comedy and suspense together
» Classy BGM
» An unwanted song spoils the mood
» By the second half, one gets to know that the movie is not about currency issue. It was all about finding a gun
» Characters lack depth
» Weak plot
» Final fight sequence was just to bring in a heroic factor
Meanwhile, check what audience are saying about the movie: