ldquo Pengalila rdquo is scripted and directed by TV Chandran The film has ldquo Lal rdquo ldquo Narain rdquo Renji Panicker ldquo Iniya rdquo Aksh

Pengalila Movie Review

Pengalila Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Pengalila"
Runtime: 1 Hour 51 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 08-03-2019
Genre: Drama
3 / 5.0



Pengalila” is scripted and directed by TV Chandran. The film has “ Lal,” “ Narain,” Renji Panicker, “ Iniya,” Akshara Kishore and “ Indrans” in the star cast. Bijibal Maniyil composed the music.


Azhakan is a tribal man and Radha is an upper-middle-class kid. Azhakan’s house is behind Radha’s bungalow. They share a great bonding. Azhakan patiently replies to Radha’s questions. When Radha questions a lot about him, Azhakan tells the story of the tribal people, who suffered a lot during the emergency period in Kerala in the 50s and 60s.

Star Performance

All the stars have performed well, especially Lal. Baby Akshara had also emoted well and impressed the audiences. Rest of the star cast had done justice to the given roles.


The director had neatly scripted the film and have dealt with the discriminations in the early period. The dialogues are sharp, but the dialects are not. The film not only focuses on the old customs of Kerala but the current family relationship too. The music and the cinematography are beautiful. The flashback scenes should have been treated well. The film reminds of Kabuliwala penned by Rabindranath Tagore, where a Pashtun develops a bonding with Mini, a middle-class family kid.

What’s There?

  • Script is good
  • Performance of the stars are appreciable
  • Music and cinematography are good

What’s Not There?

  • Dialects in the flashback didn’t match


The film deals with societal issues and how certain groups of people are treated in society. With the best performance of the artists, we don’t feel bored to watch the film.