After many delays owing to usage of elephants on the screen, M Padmakumar's 'Thiruvambadi Thampan' is finally in theatres. The movie which celebrates the fondness of Malayalees, especially the 'Thrissur'ians, towards elephants tells a story about a family who trade elephants for festivals and other functions. A sumptuously shot movie, this 'Thampan' is worth a watch though it is a bit disjointed on script level.
The movie has Jagathy as Thiruvambadi Mathan Tharakan, the head of Thiruvambady the famous Christian family of Thrissur, who has a history dating back to several decades, when Cochin ruler Shakthan Thampuram invited them to do business. Thirvambady Thampan Tharakan (Jayaram) is the son of Mathen who is currently supporting his father in trading elephants. Apart from their Rahelaamchy (Sreelatha) and uncle Kunjoonju (Nedumudi Venu)much of the members don't love them being in tusker business. But Mathan and Thampan, who are the main say in every big festivals of the region, has emerged the best of the lot in business, supplying elephants far and wide.
04:30 PM, Jun 01, 2012