Darwinte Parinamam, the change of the season
Prithviraj hits the box office with the fifth flick of his unstoppable hit band wagon, Darwinte Parinamam. The movie, which is directed Jijo Antony and written by Manoj, is a tale of revenge that told in a hilarious way. The director adopts some unseen story telling methods and character representation in order to make the movie distinct. The treatment of the movie is the decisive factor in Darwinte Parinamam and it works well till the end.
The movie chronicles a radical change happening in a shadowy character, Gorilla Darwin, played by Chempan Vinod, when a simpleton character Anil Anto accidently enters his turbulent life. The bad guy undergoes internal and external changes and that constitutes the main plot of the movie. But, Anil Anto is not as simpleton as he looks and there is an underlying layer of a subtle revenge in the plot. How Anil repays his revenge is told in a hilarious and engaging way.
Darwinte Parinamam is a neck-to-neck race between Prithviraj and Chempan Vinod in front of the camera. Both the actors are in their stunning form so complement to each other that it is really difficult to think about one character without the other. Prithviraj delivers measured and subtle emotions and expressions while Chempan is rather a loud character. Both the actors are a joy to watch on screen and the backbone of the movie. How one individual can influence and change another person’s lifestyle and character is the core of the plot.
Soubin Shahir breaks the stereotypes that formed around him during the last few flicks and emerges out as a spontaneous entertainer. The director let loose him in comic scenes and the actor makes maximum use of his freedom. The actor plays a hardcore fan of Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu and those scenes are hilarious. Actor Chandini makes a strong comeback after KL 10 Pathu and establishes a pleasant pairing with Prithviraj’s character. She looks convincing and adorable as Amala, Anil’s partner. Shammi Thilakan turns up with a surprise performance and takes the viewers with awe. All the other actors deliver their best performances of the season and the movie is character driven in nature.
Jijo Antony makes a perfect blend of love, comedy, action, and sadness through a tightly packed script. He focuses more on the treatment side and the pace of the movie is really good. Abhinandan Ramanujam’s cinematography deserves a special mention for the stunningly canned visuals. The action sequences are well choreographed and capable of adrenaline rush in the viewers. Darwinte Parinamam is for those who like change and freshness that change brings.