Mohanlal, the complete actor is back with an out-and-out comedy entertainer, Peruchazhi. The movie is directed by Arun Vaidyanathan and produced by Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas under the banner Friday Film House. Mohanlal plays the central character Jagannathan, a politician with extra-ordinary skills and Mukesh plays his political rival, PWD minister Francis Kunjappan.
Jagannathan (Mohanlal) is a genius politician
and an exceptional talent when it comes to solving problems. PWD
minister Francis Kunjappan (Mukesh) suggests Jagannathan’s name to
Sunny Kurishingal (Vijay Babu), who is looking for a clever person
to guide the election campaigns of a poor candidate in California
Francis thinks that sending Jagannathan to
America will help him to develop his own political career.
Jagannathan, who is well aware of Francis’s intentions, goes to
America with his friends cum aides, Jabbar Pottakuzhy (Baburaj) and
Varkey (Aju Varghese). But he soon realises that
the mission is not easy and faces difficulties because of his
limitations in English language. Thus forms the rest of the
Cast and Performance
Mohanlal delivers an energy packed performance
with his exceptional comic timings and dialogue delivering skills.
The actor once again proves his capability to perform any character
without any flaws. Mukesh shines as the cunning politician and the
role is absolutely a cakewalk for the actor.
Vijay Babu deserves a special applause for his
matured acting skills. Baburaj, Aju Varghese and Ramesh Pisharody
are fine in their roles; but the over dosage of adult jokes makes
their act look weird after a point. Ragini Nandwani, makes a decent
debut as Jessy ; but her chemistry with Mohanlal in the romantic
scenes looks odd at places. The rest of the cast did justice to
Script and Direction
Peruchazhi, is engaging at some
places, shows some real flaws also. Arun Vaidyanathan succeeds in
bringing out the real comic elements from the actors; but fails in
molding a real political satire on screen. As a result, the movie
looks artificial at places.
Arvind Krishna’s cinematography is
outstanding. Vivek Harshan’s editing makes the movie slim without
any irrelevant contents.
Music and Background
Arrora’s songs are disappointing. But the
background score is good and completely sinks with mood of the
A clean comedy entertainer.