For Quick Alerts
    ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
    For Daily Alerts
    Videos

      Thiruvambadi Thampan – Movie Review

      |

      Directed by Padmakumar, Thiruvambadi Thamban follows a more secure and similar path. The film, filled with emotions, actions, romance and comedy has nothing new to offer. In spite of great actors and a good budget, Thiruvambadi Thamban fails to create the impact that was expected, considering it has Jayaram in the lead.

      The script of Thiruvambadi Thamban is extremely shaky, and that is the biggest flaw in the film. Padmakumar takes us aimlessly around the narrative, especially in the first one hour. It ultimately leaves the audience wondering what the director is trying to convey! After the turbulent one hour, suddenly the narrative changes and you start expecting some big changes. However, the film cannot hold on its own.

      Story

      Thiruvambadi Thamban (Jayaram) hails from a family that have been supplying elephants for temple processions for years. To add some romance to the story, Jayaram is given company by Haripriya who plays a Brahmin girl in the film.

      On the way back to Kerala from the Gajamela at Sonepur, Thiruvambadi Thamban (Jayaram) happens to confront Shaktivel (Kishore) in Tamil Nadu. Shaktivel is a cruel politician and landlord and the character of Jayaram fails to understand that he rules the place. Soon, in a fast tracked series of events, Shaktivel and his men go in search for Thamban and his people.

      Thiruvambadi Thamban follows a never ending travail of son trying to save his father from an extremely dangerous enemy.

      Performances

      Jayaram playing the title role is good as usual. However, it is Kishore who stands out with his brilliant performance as the cruel and notorious Shaktivel. The cold stare and twisted eyebrows are enough to scare you! The role essayed by Jagathy Sreekumar is expectantly 'unconvincing'. Haripriya has done a good job. Unlike other Malayalam films, the heroine, Haripriya has a meaty role and does complete justice to her character.

      Verdict

      Overall, Thiruvambadi Thamban is a one time watch. Watch it for Kishore!

      Cast: Jayaram, Haripriya, Thambi Ramaiah, Kishore, Kalabhavan Mani, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar

      Director: M Padmakumar

      Produced by: Alexander John

      Read more about: malayalam movie reviews jayaram
      Get Instant News Updates
      Enable
      x
      Notification Settings X
      Time Settings
      Done
      Clear Notification X
      Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
      Settings X
      We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
      X