In Darwinte Parinamam, scenarist Manoj Nair and Director Jijo Antony plot the character arch of Gorilla Darwin. Don’t get me wrong, Gorilla Darwin is a ruthless goon. As Director Ranjith points out in the beginning, Darwin is not the lead protagonist, he is the antagonist.
Gorilla Darwin (Chamban Vinod Jose) is a ruthless local goon. He is smitten by an adorable teacher and he tries his best make her fall for him. Anil Anto (Prithviraj) relocates to the same town, with his wife Amala (Chandini Sreedharan). A mishap puts Anil in cross hairs of Gorilla Darwin and his gang. There comes a situation when revenge is the only option left, but Anil’s strategies are way beyond what you might think.
Rest of the cast include – Soubin Shahir, Hanna Reji Koshy, Shammi Thilakan, Nandhu, Jaffer Idukki, Balu Varghese, Mamukkoya, Dharmajan and many other familiar faces.
Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Aarya and Shaji Nadesan produced the movie under their home production and distribution banner August Cinema. Shankar Sharma composed all the 4 songs and the background scores for Darwinte Parinamam. It seems Prithviraj discovered Shankar Sharma’s talent when he heard him sing Athala Pithala song for Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Double Barrel.
One more reason to watch the movie is Abinandhan Ramanujam’s photography, whose frames are more like paintings.
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