Synopsis/Plot : Ibrahim, a rubber tapping labourer lives in the lonely mountain ranges and is trying to leave behind memories of a traumatic monsoon landslide in which he lost his daughter and wife. On a fateful night, an injured cop barges into his house with a prisoner and seeks refuge. When a powerful enemy burning with vengeance follows them into his house, Ibrahim is forced to confront testing questions about his own beliefs and convictions. Then it takes turns to point where the line of one's action crosses all boundaries fuelled by hate and nothing else.
With Its Debatable Politics, Kuruthi Is An Interesting Take On Communal Violence!
The quality of filmmaking in Kuruthi might be indisputable but the politics could be up for a debate. The film doesn't necessarily take sides and in fact it makes a point about how religious fights might have nothing to do with ideologies and is just one other reason for mankind to wage the 'Us' vs ...(more)
Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow
A BOLD MICROCOSMIC VIEW OF SOCIETY
The good thing about Malayalam movies, apart from timely stories told in an unique manner, is how the side characters are given interesting personalities and quirks. And so much so in Kuruthi, that you almost don't notice that the star hasn't made an appearance till the 45th minute. The film, with ...(more)
Source: The Times of India, Times Of India
Kuruthi is a microscopic look into the troubled society which has substance, packed with performances and clever direction.
Manu Warrier's direction made this could have been problematic script a very neutral and transparent one. He has showcased the exact nature of society and how even the public is being injected with such misleading and glorified poisonous ideas. He showcased where the change needs to be brought and h...(more)
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Right intentions get lost in treatment and forced balancing
Yet, this promising premise does not exactly translate into exciting cinema, with over-dramatic and, at times preachy, lines spoiling the effect. One gets a staged feeling in some of the sequences, which is compounded by the fact that much of the action takes place inside a room. Saddled with the un...(more)
Source: S.R Praveen, The Hindu
An engaging political drama
With an engaging script by Anish Pallyal, the director has packed the movie deliciously. Abhinandan Ramanujam's excellent cinematography needs a big round of applause as the viewer feels like being in the house watching the events unfold right in front of the eyes. (more)
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An engaging, but problematic thriller
Prithviraj plays Laiq, a Muslim extremist with international connections. The actor is a pleasure to watch when he allows a character to absorb him entirely -- Koshy in Ayyappanum Koshiyum or Joshua in Koode, for example. But in many a film, he is too conscious of his star persona to submerge himsel...(more)
Source: Sowmya Rajendran, The News Minute
Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer undermines its own lofty messaging on Hindu-Muslim ties
The film's overlying message is beautifully articulated by Moosa: "Man always needs something to hate. To maintain that hatred between us, there will always be a them and us. A spark of hate is all you need to ignite a raging fire. Once the fire rages, we keep hating to make sure it never dies. In t...(more)
Source: Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost.com