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Wednesday, February 8SOCIAL MEDIA

Public Movie Review: Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Directed by: Sachy

Writing Credits: Sachy


Prithviraj Sukumaran – Koshy Kurian

Biju Menon – A. Ayappan Nair

Renjith – Kurian John

Anil Nedumangad – Satheesh Nair

Gauri Nanda – Kannamma

Genre:   Action, Drama, Thriller 

Duration: 2h 57min 

Language: Malayalam


A retired military (Koshy) who enroutes to Ooty from his native Kattappana with bottles of liquor via Attappadi, where that area is a liquor free zone. And so as the SI Ayyappan Nair’s subordinates arrest him and the self-esteem chaos begins.


Is it necessary for a cop to think twice and consider the names in the culprit’s phone contacts to take action against someone who breaks the law? This is what Sachy asks through his latest movie. Starring  Ayyappan Nair (Biju Menon) and  Koshy Kurian (Prithviraj). 

The arrest of Koshy pounds the ego, who is the son of Kurian John (Ranjith), a very arrogant  Achayan like a big shot. As koshy had a promise with his wife and kids that to return home before christmas, and so he is now prisoned without bail for around two weels. After he is out of it he starts on his revenge.

Things changes around when he is questioned about his service records, and who has bagged the police medal from the chief minister. A tensed ego arisses between Ayyappan and Koshy, and it is even more ragged by Kannamma (Gowri Nanda), Ayyappan Nair’s wife, and Kurian. If Ayyappan fight is for existence, the Kurian father-son do it out of a pride and arrogance. The film is not only the war between Ayyappan and Koshy and their manhood but between classes, colours and attitudes in society. And the director manages to hold the audience in that compelling mood from start to finish.Sachy, the brain of the three-hour-long movie, smartly scripts a story that explains the struggles of an honest police officer who values humanity above everything and how he transforms a rich and brings him to down to reality. Though we have films such as Driving Licence and Vikram Vedha, it is good to see a commercial movie portray contemporary, socio-political situations. The women in the film have the chance to voice their opinions and views amidst the toxic manhood behaviours. They speak for themselves and the people around with their life experiences. However, a scene in which Koshy slaps his wife, indirectly implies that it’s always a man’s world. But we also get the feeling that the writer has consciously created situations for women characters to react to men, perhaps to graw claps in these times that are sensitive to feministic sensibilities.

Music with a naturalistic efforts made by Jakes Bejoy makes the story more vibrative. Sudeep Elamon’s visuals rebirths in each and every knotted situation, the art direction in the movie makes your mind feel the essence of Attapadi. The folk elements in the BGM need a mention. Prithviraj and Biju Menon stealed the audience with their drifting performance. We may wonder from as a an audience why they fight for such a kind of egoistic issues and it makes the viewers to to find difficulties to predict what they are up next to and it makes them to stay at feets. And finally you cannot understand what mens are upto and what kinds of result they summarise  finally.

A good movie of an adrenaline rush with ego’s top-uped in it. A good show which enriches the animalistic behaviours in human lives.