Swarna Kaduva, which has Biju Menon in the lead role has hit the theatres today(November 4, 2016). The film has been directed by Jos Thomaas, whose previous venture was the Dileep starrer Sringaravelan.
Popular scenarist Babu Janardhanan has penned the script for the
film. Swarna Kaduva has been produced by Job G Oomen. The
film has released in 104 theatres in Kerala, making it one of the
biggest releases of Biju Menon.
Swarna Kaduva narrates the story of a person named Rini
Iype Maattummel, who is the driver-cum-assistant of Lonappan, a big
businessman.Lonappan is a jewellery owner and Rini is his
confidant. Rini, at the same time is a man, who is greedy and
hell-bent on making money. Things take a turn when Lonappan's car
meets with an accident and what happens rest has been interestingly
conveyed in Swarna Kaduva.
Read on to know how the cast & crew members of
Swarna Kaduva have fared for the movie..
Biju Menon As Rini Iype Maattummel
Biju Menon plays the lead character Rini Iype Maattummel. As
usual, Biju Menon has given an impressive performance and is the
soul of the movie. He will make you laugh with his witty one-liners
and at the same time has added some mannerisms to effectively
portray the negative shades of the character.
Innocent As Lonappan
Swarna Kaduva, can be termed as a comeback of sorts for
Innocent. It has been quite some time since we saw Innocent in a
fully fledged role. In Swarna Kaduva, he is seen as
Lonappan, Rini's boss. He is at his comfortable terrain and pulls
off the role with ease.
Poojitha As Deepthi And Iniya As Lovely
The film has two leading ladies in the form of Poojith and
Ineya. Poojitha plays Deepthi, a girl from a poor family whereas
Iniya appears as Lovely. Both the actresses have got roles of equal
importance and they have come out with good performances in the
Rest Of The Cast
Swarna Kaduva also features actors like Suresh Krishna,
Sudheer Karamana, Baiju, Chinnu Kuruvila, Nazeer Sankranthi etc.,
in important roles. Special mention to Hareesh Perumanna, who is at
his comic best.
Director - Jos Thomaas
Jos Thomaas is well-known for his entertainers and with
Swarna Kaduva, he is back to his forte. Upto some extent,
the director has succeeded in packaging the product neatly, without
many glitches, especially in the first half. But, the director
loses the control somewhere in the second half, affecting the
overall flow of the movie.
Writer - Babu Janardhanan
Babu Janardhanan has tried to weave out the story of a selfish
giant, who is a representative of today's youth. The
characterisation of the hero is something fresh to Malayalam
cinema. But, the screenplay lacks that potential to make it a cut
above the rest.
Music - Ratheesh Vega
Songs do hold less importance in films of this genre. Having
said that, Ratheesh Vega, has set the tunes for two songs of the
film, and has done a decent job.
Background Music - Gopi Sunder
His dexterity in providing some brilliant scores for films is
well-known. In Swarna Kaduva, his work isn't mighty
impressive, but still he keeps the flow of the movie intact, with
Experienced cinematographer Manoj Pillai has handled the
cinematography department of the film. His work for the film stands
average. Editing of the film has been done by Johnkutty, who could
kept the run-time in check.
Swarna Kaduva has the elements to entertain you at parts. The film starts off as a comedy with some twists and turns but later, shifts the gear.
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