Dir: M Padmakumar
Cast: Jayaram, Haripriya
BASIC FACTS: Jayaram has not done the ‘hero with a long moustache, brawn and attitude’ for a while. He tries that once again, in Thiruvambady Thamban. M Padmakumar has directed some well appreciated films like Vaasthavam, Vargam, Ammakkilikkoodu and Shikkaar in the past. Jagathy Sreekumar met with the fatal accident, which has left him bedridden now, while going back after the shooting of this film. Some mimicry artiste has done the dubbing for him in the film.
THE PLOT: Thamban Tharakan (Jayaram), his father Mathan Tharakan (Jagathy Sreekumar) and Kunjoonju (Nedumudi Venu) are more like friends. They take life not so seriously and can give their own lives for each other.
While returning from Sonepur mela with an elephant they lock horns with a notorious gang at Madurai. The lives of the Tharakans change forever.
THE REVIEW: There is a pretty fine storyline here but the problem is that the film is too lengthy and takes some sweet time before the story starts unfolding. Jayaram & Co.’s ‘Thrissur slang’ is pathetic. The Tamil gang, including Kannada actor Kishore, Samudirakkani and so on, is impressive. The film has its moments, but it could have been much better.