Johny Antony has directed Thoppil Joppan, which is in the lines of a realistic entertainer. Apart from Mammootty, the film also features Mamtha Mohandas, Andrea Jeremiah, Jude Anthany Joseph, Alencier Ley, Renji Panikker, Salimkumar etc. in prominent roles. The film has its script written by Nishad Koya, who shot to fame with the film Ordinary. Thoppil Joppan has been released in over 100 centres in Kerala.
Joppan is a happy-go-lucky guy, who is filthy rich. He owns a Kabaddi Team, which is named as Cheers. Joppan is unmarried and he spends time drinking with his group of friends. Joppan's break-up with Annie, made him an alcoholic. The family members and well-wishers of Joppan finally find a way to stop Joppan's drinking. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Read on to know how the cast & crew of Thoppil Joppan have fared in the film..
Mammootty As Thoppil Joppan
Mammootty has always excelled in achayan roles. When he comes in the role of an achayan yet again, he has made it a point to make it different from the others. He effortlessly handles the comedy sequences and Mammootty makes Joppan memorable. The entire movie lies on his shoulders and he emerges successful.
Director – Johny Antony
The director did disappoint us with his previous outing in Bhaiyya Bhaiyya. But, with Thoppil Joppan, he has made a decent comeback. He has not tried to go overboard and makes a neat entertainer, out of a simple script.
Mamtha Mohandas As Mariya
Mamtha Mohandas plays Mariya, a medical student, who comes to the village of Thoppil Joppan, for academic purposes. The actress has given an energetic performance and has put in her best to bring that bubbly nature to the character.
Andrea Jeremiah As Annie
Andrea Jeremiah portrays the role of Annie, who is the ex-lover of Thoppil Joppan. Well, many would have doubted whether Andrea would fit in to this character. But, the actress has given a convincing performance as Annie.
Salimkumar As Father Issac Vaalaparambil
It is a big comeback of Salimkumar after a brief break. The actor gets back to his forte and is successful in providing some laughs, in his own trademark style.
Rest Of The Cast
The film also features actors like Renji Panicker, Kaviyoor Ponnama, Alencier Ley, Harisree Asokan, Sreejith Ravi, Saju Navodaya, Sudheer etc. in prominent roles. All have given a decent performance in the film.
Script – Nishad Koya
Nishad Koya has followed the same pattern as that of his film Ordinary. Thoppil Joppan doesn't have a big or different story to narrate, but the sequences are good enough with some light comedies laced throughout in the script.
Music Director – Vidyasagar
The film has the songs set to tune by Vidyasagar. Songs of the film have already entered the list of chartbusters. The title song of the film has garnered the attention of the audiences. The song Onbathilage.., with its beats and lyrics, lightens up the movie.
Other Technical Aspects
Cinematography of the film has been handled by youngster Sunoj Velayudhan. He has done a decent job and has set some good frames to capture the beauty of Idukki. Editing has been done by veteran Ranjan Abraham. His experience has come in to play but there are some lagging portions, which could have been chopped off.
As mentioned, Thoppil Joppan doesn't have a strong story to narrate. But, the writer and the director have tried their best to make a neat entertainer from the available prospects. The love track in the film works pretty well and you won't get bored at any point of time.
Fans of Mammootty would be expecting some mass scenes and there are two or three sequences, which has a mass background. Apart from that, the film is an entertainer with a realistic touch and won't question the logic of the viewers.
A simple, neat and clean entertainer with Mammootty in full form. The film doesn't have any big surprises but it will keep you entertained throughout.