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Prithviraj, last seen as a student forcefully admitted to a women's college in the superhit Chocolate, is now back as an auto driver in his Christmas release, Kangaroo. But why the title Kangaroo? It's because the actor will be seen taking care of a small baby just like a kangaroo takes care of its little ones.
After having watched Mohanlal as an auto driver in Aye Auto and Dileep as an auto driver in Kochi Rajavu, Malayalam cine buffs will now see Prithviraj as an auto driver in Kangaroo. The movie is however, based on a different story.
Joseph Abraham, popularly known as Josekutty (Prithviraj) of the fmous Palakunnel family, is a post-graduate in Commerce, forced to work as an auto
driver because of the financial crisis faced by his family. He needs to take care of his old mother, insane brother Mathew Abraham (Jagathy Sreekumar) and two sisters, one of whom is married but stays in Josekutty's house with her husband Kunjachan (Salim Kumar) due to financial problems.
To resolve the financial crisis, his friend Papi Kunju (Harishri Ashokan), who is also a part-time marriage broker, suggests that he marry an unwed mother Nancy (Kaveri), sister of a rich man Mekalathu Stephen (Lalu Alex), who is ready to do anything for the guy who agrees to marry her. Josekutty however falls for another girl, Jhancy (Kavya Madhavan), who had left her mobile phone in his auto. Jhancy happens to be Nancy's sister; Josekutty neither knows Jhancy's name nor her family background.
Papi Kunju arranges a meeting for Josekutty with Nancy; due to some confusion, Josekutty happens to meet Jhancy and thinking that she is Nancy, he agrees for the marriage. There's a condition for the marriage: Josekutty has to accept being the father of Nancy's child even before they are engaged.
Meanwhile, another person named Monachan (Jayasurya) falls for Nancy and hence envies Josekutty, creating more troubles for him. Things turn worse when Nancy is found dead on the engagement day. Josekutty is now responsible for the child as he had already accepted responsibility as the father of the child. As such, he carries the baby wherever he goes, just like a kangaroo.
Prithviraj's performance as an auto driver taking care of a small child is perfect. Kavya Madhavan with her new looks, excels in her performance as Jhancy. Her onscreen chemistry with Prithviraj will surely be liked by her fans.
Jayasurya has done an excellent job. Kaveri's comeback with this film as Nancy is good. Lalu Alex performs well as Stephen.
Cinematography by Saloo George is good. The song 'Mazha mali mukile' is good. Director Raj Babu has attempted to deliver a family entertainer but the only issue with the film is its slow pace and the script which tends to be boring at times.