Veera Puthran (2011) Review Aggregator
P T Kunhi Mohammed’s take on the life of freedom fighter Mohammed Abdul Rahiman has had its share of controversy already, but here is what the critics have to say about the film.
Nowrunning says its neither satisfying as a historical or a fictional piece: “Ultimately Kunhi Mohammed’s Veera Puthran does not satisfy either as a historical reenactment or as a fictional piece. It might have been worth the ride had it discarded the trappings of a conventional freedom fighter film, but unfortunately it doesn’t.”
Rediff says it could have been better: “Overall, Veeraputhran doesn’t evoke the sort of emotions expected of a patriotic film, owing largely to the fact that the main lead, Narain, does not have a powerful personality. Moreover, his appearance does not change in the 25-year time-frame of the film.”
Sify sounds impressed: “Veeraputhran illustrates the inherent sincerity with which Mohammed Abdu Rahman Sahib became part of India’s freedom struggle. It could inspire the future generations to understand the conviction of some great men for whom the interests of their country came before anything else.”
Tags: Aneesh Menon, Ashokan, Kalabhavan Mani, Narein, P T Kunhi Mohammed, Raima Sen, Veeraputhran, Vinay Fort