The story of Pinneyum revolves around two main characters, Purushothaman and Devi, who are a married couple. Devi is a school teacher whereas Purushothaman is still in search of a job. The financial crunch forces him to go to the Gulf regions, in search of a job and the changes that happen when he comes back, forms the crux of the story. The tagline of the film suggests that Pinneyum is not just a love story. Rightly so, the film delves deeply in to the importance of relationships, love, family etc. It also takes a look at how the job crisis and greed for money would affect the life of a common man and in turn their families. Pinneyum also has some important messages to deliver and that too, in the typical Adoor Gopalakrishnan style.
Dileep has given a solid performance as Purushothaman Nair. Not even in a single scene has he gone overboard and has delivered a controlled performance. A big round of applause for his dialogue delivery and the body language. Kavya Madhavan makes a strong comeback in the role of Devi and her performance in the film proves that a lot of talent is remaining in her to be tapped. Vijayaraghavan, Nedumudi Venu, Srinda Arhaan and Indrans have given some brilliant performances. A special mention to Indrans, who has now made it a point to impress us all with his performance films. Nandu and KPAC Lalitha are there only very a few scenes, but still they have made an impact.
Pinneyum is a complete Adoor Gopalakrishnan film. The master yet again proves why he is one among the best film-makers of Indian cinema. The film is highly recommended to the lovers of offbeat films.