9 June 2018 | nairtejas
Molecule Review: Viswa Vikhyaatharaaya Payyanmaar
The first half of Rajesh Kannankara's Viswa Vikhyaatharaaya Payyanmaar is a laugh riot, thanks to Aju Varghese, Deepak Parambol, and Devan, the former two of which are the main protagonists of this comedy drama. Varghese plays a young man who is assumed to have the jinxing power where if he says anything bad, it will most definitely happen. Whereas Parambol plays a gullible friend of his who is out in Kochi to find a college-mate who cheated him on various occasions. Other than the comedy, I am impressed by director Kannankara's technique of non-linear storytelling where pieces fall into place not at the end, but at different points of time in the film. This way, Viswa Vikhyaatharaaya Payyanmaar follows a strict timeline, which is only affected by the entry of Hareesh Perumanna, in one of his worst performances till date. Sudhi Koppa is fine and so are the remaining cast members, but I don't know what the female actors were doing here other than for eye candy. There is a story lying somewhere in Viswa Vikhyaatharaaya Payyanmaar, but I would recommend you go for this if you have comedy in mind. The songs are useless, and there is this unnecessary arc of a crime drama concerning Manoj K Jayan. This is where Kannankara goes majorly wrong with his concoction, but that is not to say that it is not worth watching. Go for an afternoon watch with friends or family. TN.