The Malayalam Film industry has moved to a new trend and that’s story telling of the dead. ‘Ee Mai Yo’ is another example of the latest movies that worked around this angle. The first half of the movie shows us the history and the events following the life of Kuttanpillai (Suraj Venjaramoodu) and his family and most importantly his affection towards a particular Jack fruit tree in his province. It needs to be said that Suraj venjaramoodu dawned the role so perfectly well that it was Suraj’s counter acting and reaction to his other co-stars that showcased their acting prowess. The movie had an index of cast that was given importance based on the story line. There wasn’t much slapstick humor that Suraj is quite famous for but it’s mostly situational and response to certain events and dialogues. The second half drifted from Kuttanpillai’s family matters and depicted a real life incident that had occurred. The movie to a good extent showcased a social relevant message and stuck to its traditional beauty without losing the highlights that made the movie rather special.
I would rate the movie 3.5/5 purely for the talent that is Suraj Venjaramood and how well the director moved the story through his eyes. The movie is quite entertaining in the first half but slips to a bit of drag when showcasing the incident I mentioned before in the second half.