Don't decide on the bad reviews. Those are just haters. This is way better than average.
In different aspects of valuating a movie, up on many artistic and technical criteria, watch-ability is something push us over many other things. We can't explain it but it's something that attract us to the movie. That something keeps us watching the movie even if it fails at some points. Allu Ramendran is a movie like that to me.
It's funny, specially when Salim Kumar is in the scene. Over the time I've been a Malayalam fan, Salim is one of the actors who has gained my gratitude in many ways. He's doing the character in its own funny way.
As always, this is a technically better movie in general. And the unusual plot has developed clever sequence of events. That doesn't mean I'm OK with every bit of it.
It's not the best but a fun-ful ride.