22 August 2017 | PimpinAinttEasy
Aparna Balamurali saves the day ..... but it is still a banal film .....
Anoop Menon is no leading man. This film proves it. But it is not entirely his fault. His part and the scenes associated with his family were so poorly written that they were hard to take seriously. Especially the scenes where Alancier (who play's Menon's father) and Balu Varghese spy on Menon's future wife while also drinking alcohol. I am not sure which moron came up with that scene. Not only was it ridiculous, but it indicated poor taste. The first half of Sarvopari Palakkaran is mostly banal with the typical clichéd scenes about life in a Malayali Christian family. There are so many films like this now, they have started to become boring.
But the second half picks up with the arrival of the spunky Aparna Balamurali. She saves the film. The film should have had her in the central role and not Anoop Menon's ill etched character. Aparna Balamurali is a force to be reckoned with. This is another fine performance from her after Sunday Holiday. She carries the film on her shoulders.
Veteran Nandakumar/Nandu turns in a fine performance as a cruel pimp. The tracking shot where he walks out of a hotel room in disguise seemed like an aberration in what was otherwise a poorly written and directed film.