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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 Governor elections.
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 story.
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 their roles.
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 score
Arrora’s songs are disappointing. But the background score is good and completely sinks with mood of the movie.
A clean comedy entertainer.