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Story: The story revolves around the four characters Mohanlal, Baby Meenakshi, Samuthirakani and Nedumudi Venu. Mohanlal (Jayaram) plays the role of a visually challenged lift operator with exceptional abilities of hearing, sensing and smell. Nedumudi Venu (Krishnamoorthy) a retired judge, resides In the same apartment where Jayaram works as the lift operator and the duo gradually develop a great affinity towards each other. Impressed by Jayaram’s honesty and kindness, Krishnamoorthy shares his deepest secrets with Jayaram. Unexpectedly, one day, Krishnamoorthy is found murdered in his apartment and the cops thrash up Jayaram blaming him for the death of Krishnamoorthy.
Did Jayaram kill Krishnamoorthy? What were the secrets that Krishnamoorthy shared with Jayaram? Who could have killed Krishnamoorthy, if not Jayaram? The story further unveils these plots with utmost thrill and excitement.
Movie Review: A gripping storyline and Mohanlal’s quintessential acting skills are the main highlights of Kanupapa, the Telugu version of Malayalam dubbed film Oppam. Although, the other actors did try to justify their respective roles but they could not reach the acting standards set by Mohanlal. The portrayal of characters by the actors, with respect to their body language, lacked intensity .The first half of the movie beautifully builds around the thriller plot of the movie but nearing the second half, the movie loses track and stretches scenes unnecessarily. The music score of the movie is similar to that of the 1990’s songs, old and slow. The anti-climax scenes are prolonged for no reason and lacked the elements of thrill and excitement. If you must watch the movie then it should be only for Mohanlal and the interesting first half of the story.