Kuruthi Review: A highly-anticipated Malayalam movie for this year, Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer thriller Kuruthi is now out, ahead of the independence day celebrations.
The word ‘Kuruthi’ means the holy sacrifice. The trailer of the film sketched dark scenes of murder and revenge with a man named Ibrahim trying to justify his actions by calling them the will of the almighty. The film dares to point to the other side of independence.
Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran had called Kuruthi “one of the most intense and fast-paced films”. The film stars actors such as Roshan Mathew, Murali Gopi, and Shine Tom Chacko. Kuruthi has been produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran under his banner Prithviraj Productions.
Roshan Mathew’s acting as Ibrahim has been much appreciated by the audiences. The film, however, remains largely male-dominated. Apart from Sumathi, as Srindaa, women characters are missing from the foreground. Prithviraj Sukumaran essays the role of the villain Laiq. Sukumaran made his debut as an actor in 2002 with the romantic drama Nandanam. While Mathew made his screen debut with the web series Tanline.
Yesterday, actor Privithiraj had tweeted:
Will good prevail over evil?
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) August 10, 2021
Kuruthi was scheduled for a theatrical release in May, but was delayed due to the pandemic led restrictions. This is director Manu Warrier’s foray into Malayalam cinema.
This is how some of the critics have responded to the film.
Baradwaj Rangan, National Award-winning film critic and editor, film companion (South) tweeted:
— Baradwaj Rangan (@baradwajrangan) August 11, 2021
Haricharan Pudipeddi an entertainment journalist tweeted, “Loved #Kuruthi, a taut invasion thriller that also doubles up as an effective film that takes communal violence head on, and largely makes for a gripping watch.”
Loved #Kuruthi, a taut invasion thriller that also doubles up as an effective film that takes communal violence head on, and largely makes for a gripping watch. @PrithviOfficial @roshanmathew22 https://t.co/3vboA52jAq
— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) August 11, 2021
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) August 11, 2021
Here is how audiences have responded to the film:
#Kuruthi is a bold and daring take on the communal war (Hindu vs Muslim). The dialogues are hard-hitting yet the execution remains engaging throughout within the action thriller format. @PrithviOfficial is fab as the deadly antagonist Laiq. #RoshanMathew and #Srinda are earnest!
— Rajasekar (@sekartweets) August 11, 2021
#Kuruthi @PrimeVideoIN Nail biting & gripping. 👍 up writer Anish & Dir Manu Warrier camera Abhinandan in their narrative to keep u hooked to this home invasion thriller on a topical & relevant subject. Anchored superbly by @PrithviOfficial, #RoshanMathew, #Mammukoya & #Srindaa.
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) August 11, 2021
#Kuruthi is a social msg film.. in a diffrnt set-up of trapped/thriller genre, amidst d conflicts within oneself, it keeps u guessing whats nxt, its also a good execution of cinematic craft, best thing was the realistic climax… liked it#RoshanMathew#PrithvirajSukumaran pic.twitter.com/ui6stLWdYt
— Prekshaka (@Prekshaka1) August 10, 2021
Exciting. Can't decide who is the protagonist and villain. Each actor did a great work. Maamukkoyas role is a highlight.Prithvi's performance was unbelievable 👏. #kuruthi #PrithvirajSukumaran pic.twitter.com/ipwBBbS6HN
— Jerin koshy (@Jerin78990981) August 10, 2021
The film has released on Amazon Prime Video. You can watch the trailer here: