SARVAKATTHI has an intriguing cast. It has two eccentric directors in the form of Ram and Mysskin playing the lead and is directed by a debutant in the form of GR Adithya. This set the tongues wagging expecting a lot from this film. The movie is produced by Mysskin’s Lone Wolf Productions.
The film does not waste too much time establishing its premise. The film takes a while to build pace though the core plot is unraveled much earlier. Despite the “chase” there is a sense of slowness in the pace of the film and it’s inconsistency. Sarvakatthi absolves itself from the commercial elements though there could have been a few instances where a couple of songs could have been slotted. The comedy too works as part of the film and does bring out a few laughs, some sound contrived, especially those “genital” jokes. Yet the film scores in its uninterrupted focus and its resolve to not digress. The characterization except Ram’s is a little overboard and can be annoying. The other setback is the characters in the film having a standard template in terms of performance and dialogue delivery throughout the film that borders on being loud. The strange climax ends the film abruptly.
Ram is the highlight of the film in terms of performance; he gives a nuanced performance in a character that is well sketched. Mysskkin is what we expect him of, sadly though. With no variations his is a standard template that runs throughout the film. Poorna too is as loud as you can get though her excuse is she is partly deaf. Others are present.
Karthik Venkatraman’s cinematography is wonderful, Julian the editor does a decent job but could have trimmed the first half better. Arrol Correli is Mysskkin faithful and is OK in his job. Dialogues are good while direction by Adithya makes his mark despite being a debutant.
SARVAKATTHI could have been sharper will still find takers..
SARVAKATTHI – SARA SARI!!