Adoor Gopalakrishnan has brought back the hit Malayalam jodi of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in his film Pinneyum, that hit the screens on Thursday. The National Award winning director is releasing a film after a gap of eight years.
The film narrates the story of Purushothaman and Devi and explores one of the characteristic trait of humans – greed.
OnManorama's review says, "The script doesn't seem to have the tightness that classic works of Adoor's was known to possess. It lacks the subtle, yet celebrated humor in his films." The website has rated the film as 3 out of 5.
Giving the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5, FilmiBeat says, "The dialogues could have been less dramatic. The slow pace might test the patience of the viewers of commercial cinema, but that is Adoor Gopalakrishnan's approach towards cinema." Yet it recommends the film for those who enjoy offbeat films.
Sify's review dismisses the film as disappointing saying, "It’s a lazily made film. There is no sense of the period when most of the events are happening, the sequences from the Gulf have been added without any proper sync and there are some glaring mistakes."
PressKS.com highlights the family drama, story plot and screenplay as the positives of the film, while listing the locations, direction, background music and editing as the negatives. The website has also rated the film as 3 out of 5.