Swarna Kaduva has the elements to entertain you at parts. The film starts off as a comedy but shifts gear after entering to the second half, with some twists and turns in the offing.
The positive of Swarna Kaduva is in the fact that it has a story to tell and doesn't bank on feel-good and comic elements alone. The story and the events will keep you engaged. The movie has many satirical moments, of which some score high while the others fall flat.
Things get a bit complicated in the second half. Too many things happen without giving much clarity to the audiences, which in turn has affected the overall viewing experience of the film.
The character sketch of the hero is a kind of a revelation in Malayalm cinema. Kudos to the team for staying away from the usual cliches, associated with films which have characters with negative shades in the lead roles. And the movie depends heavily on the impeccable performance of Biju Menon.
Swarna Kaduva is a watchable movie, with glitches here and there. Nonetheless, you can buy the tickets to watch Biju Menon in full-form.