Peranbu Review

Amudhavan, an ex NRI and his physically challenged daughter Paapa are our main characters. The emotional and practical difficulties of raising such a child and how that tough process helps Amudhavan in becoming a nonjudgemental person is what Peranbu showing us.

A man with a physically challenged child gradually evolving into a better human being with a broader mindset is your typical feel-good stuff. Ram definitely knows that side and decides to place characters that are desperate, real and flawed. He doesn’t bitch about the women entirely. The hero sort of accepts his flaw in the first instance and in the second instance he is a much more understanding person. And the third one is the life changer. The most important woman here is Paapa. And the decision to explore very sensitive issues like the sexuality of that character who is in that tender age not just gives the movie a startling freshness, but also makes the conflict here a very disturbing one.

Mammootty with that toned down performance becomes that character with ease and that scene towards the end where Amudhavan gets slapped for trying to do the most unthinkable a father can do was heart-wrenching. Saadhana who was there in Thanga Meengal also is outstanding as Paapa and the consistency with which she portrays the character is fantastic. Anjali as the conflicted and guilty Viji was good. Anjali Ameer also added life to the character of Meera. The beautiful frames of Theni Easwar blends well with Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music.

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