Anucharan’s disappointing ‘Panni Kutty’ is a satire on superstition with just a few mild laughs

Posted on July 8, 2022

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Spoilers ahead…

The acting styles are off – sometimes loud, sometimes underplayed. The rhythms, pacing, staging – they don’t add up to a cohesive experience.

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You may remember Anucharan from his superb first film, Kirumi, which he co-wrote with M Manikandan. It was one of the earliest “ordinary man versus the System” stories, and this story was narrated from a very unusual and very interesting angle. Anucharan’s new film – again co-written with Manikandan – is called Panni Kutty. And yes, it is about a panni kutty, a piglet, which is a stand-in for the central theme. And that’s the fact that we still choose to believe in superstitions. So again, like in Kirumi, we have a familiar premise, but narrated from a very unusual and very interesting angle.

You can read the rest of the review here:

https://www.galatta.com/tamil/movie/review/panni-kutty/

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