Kuthiravattam Pappu and Priyadarshan | Screwball comedy redefined

This is dedicated to Binu Pappu. 🙂

Kuthiravattam Pappu in Mithunam (1993) The camera jump cuts and zooms in on to  a face with blood-shot eyes mostly hidden behind a disobedient ‘Subedar’ moustache, there is absolute silence on the soundtrack for a split second that feels longer, as if the camera is waiting for the seasoned actor, live. In the next moment, the hall explodes in laughter as the  acerbic lashing starts in earnest with ceremonial honors, “Ksheenicho mvaaneeeeeyyy“?

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