Streaming on AHA
The OTT platform exclusively dedicated to the Telugu audience with Telugu content is Allu Aravind’s AHA. While they have been delivering Telugu Originals and movies for the native audience, they are also actively dubbing Superhit Malayalam movies into Telugu and one such movie is Android Kattappa. Titled Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 in Malayalam, the movie features Suraj Venjaramoodu, Soubin Shahir, Sooraj Thelakkad, Kendy Zirdo and Sajju Kurup in prominent roles.
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Bhaskar (Suraj Venjaramoodu) lives with his son Subramanian (Soubin Shahir), a mechanical engineer in a remote village. Bhaskar is a tough guy to live with and believes in the old-school parenting method. Though he has a huge mansion to live in, he never uses any modern household appliances, not even a mixer or a refrigerator. After much dilly-dallying, Subramanian finally convinces his dad to find a better job in Russia. In the meanwhile, he arranges a maid to take care of his father. However, given his strict nature, no maid stays for long. One day, Subramanian comes back from Russia and gets a Robot to take care of his dad.
Suraj’s act is top class and ably supported by Soubin
Suraj Venjaramoodu outplayed the role of a fiery but frail old man and his makeup and acting were astonishingly good. At 40+, he played the role of a 70+ old man with ease and perfection. Soubin Shahir excelled as a son torn between his ambitious career and the father he loves. The chemistry between the father and son is exceedingly beautiful and is the USP of Android Kattappa. Saiju Kurup as Bhaskar’s considerate nephew, Prasanna, does full justice to the role he was given. The robot, the main hero of this movie, was outstanding and it is nice to see it in an old mansion of a remote village. Kendy Zirdo as Subramanian’s love interest, Hitomi, is beautiful and played her part well.
Debutante Ratheesh hits the bullseye
Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval has chosen a novel plot as his debut project and has put his heart out in carving a beautiful movie that is quite unforgettable for its charming and meaningful memorable moments about the human connection. The artwork is exemplary and is backed by authentic visuals and realistic music.
WATCH OR NOT:
Android Kattappa is a must-watch for many reasons. The plot is novel with plenty of quirky moments and an underlying message relevant to the current society. Above all, the movie can easily be watched with families and have a go for it this weekend.
Director & Writer: Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval
Writer: Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval
Cast: Suraj Venjaramoodu, Soubin Shahir, Sooraj Thelakkad, Kendy Zirdo, Saiju Kurup
Streaming on: AHA