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Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum: OTT Release, Plot, Casts & Review


Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum: OTT Release, Plot, Casts & Review

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Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum

Who does not want to watch a Fahadh Faasil-starrer movie? For them, there is good news. The celebrity Malayalam star has appeared in a comedy movie – Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum. Those, who love comedy movies and Fahadh, can watch it online. 

The makers of the movie announced to release Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum in theatres on 28th April 2023. The announcement created a buzz among the moviegoers. They were eager to watch Fahadh Faasil on the big screen after a long time.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum OTT release was scheduled to be on Amazon Prime Video on May 26. Go through the article to know more about the movie.


  • Fahadh Faasil, Dhwani Rajesh, Viji Venkatesh and Anjana Jayaprakash have played the lead roles in Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum.
  • Fahadh Faasil has made a comeback on the silver screen after a long break of more than 3 years.

Fahadh Faasil is a renowned star in Malayalam cinema. The Malayali actor has kissed stardom on strength of his mesmerizing performance. However, the North Indian movie maddies came to know about him through Pushpa, a blockbuster movie from the south. He always gets into the skin of the character whatever role he plays. Audience loved his intense role in Pushpa and Fahadh became a pan-India star almost overnight. Though Fahadh has acted in  several thriller movies, he is most loved for his comedy roles.

After more than 3 years, he is happy to be back with his favourite genre.  The actor is loved and respected for his talent and choosing original and complex screenplays. So, viewers have high hope that any Fahadh-staring movie is worth a watch. Fahadh acted in both Pushpa and Vikram. Both films were mega hits in 2022.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Those, who have Amazon subscription, can watch the movie on the OTT platform.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum Plot and Trailer

Before the release, the makers kept the plot of the movie under wraps. However, after it hit the big screen, many of us know the plot. The story is unique, engaging and will keep the audience on the edge.

The story revolves around Prashanth aka Pachu (played by Fahadh) from Chengannur. The shooting of the movie was done in Goa, Kerala and Mumbai. Pachu runs a franchise of an ayurvedic clinic in Mumbai. He dreams big but longs for love. He explores all the traditional channels to find love in his life. Unfortunately, all his attempts leave him disappointed and ultimately create the fountain of fun in the movie.

Pachu comes across Laila (played by Viji Venkatesh). Though she is a 71-year old lady, Laila exudes the energy of a teenager. She rebels against her son Riyas (enacted by Vineeth). Riyas is affluent but grumpy. The relationship between the mother and the son turns sour as Riyas behaves like an overprotective father and does his level best to prevent an adventurous and rebellious Laila from going out by confining her to their home. Though not malicious, Riyas’ continuous pursuit of wealth has destroyed the inner child in him and made him a self-centred, indifferent and hostile man.  

Pachu, like Riyas, is after financial success and sometimes behaves rudely with those around him. Laila decides to travel to Mumbai with Pachu. Though inadvertently, he ends up upsetting Laila’s praiseworthy efforts of rescuing a girl from a miserable life trapped in a continuous loop of ignorance and poverty. An interesting twist emerges when Laila persuades Pachu to help her and complete what she initially wanted to do, bringing an intriguing turn to the story.

Pachu accepts Laila’s offer coz she promises him good gifts. Motivated by Laila’s offer that will serve his self-interest, Pachu agrees to help Laila in the rescue mission and finds himself getting dragged into the unfolding events. He undergoes remarkable transformation through his involvement in the rescue work and becomes a brave and compassionate man. Unlike Riyas, Pachu is a character loved by the audience from the very beginning. He is ambitious. Pachu wants to expand his business and earn more by using his charm intelligently. But he evolves in a different person worthy of respect by the end of the story.

At the heart of this comedy movie is a young rebellious girl Nidhi (brilliantly played by Dhwani Rajesh) who faces a tsunami of socio-cultural resistance for pursuing her academic ambitions. The movie shows how a few good people should come forward to fight wars against the society. Nidhi is lucky to have got help from some brave and kind-hearted persons. However, not every girl is as lucky as Nidhi who is blessed to have a guardian angel like an elderly lady, Laila, who is bold enough to help her in every possible way to fulfil her dream.

The movie is a directorial debut of Akhil Sathyan, the son of Sathyan Anthikad. Akhil Sathyan has also written the screenplays and done editing for the movie. Interestingly, Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum also marks Malayalam screen debut of three actors – Viji Venkatesh, Dhwani Rajesh and Anjana Jayaprakash. Both Dhwanig and Anjana made their appearances in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Queen and Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds respectively, Viji has started his acting career with this comedy movie. The movie has many cameos including that of Ahaana Krishna, Naslen and Shruti Hariharan.

Justin Prabhakaran has done full justice to the makers’ faith in him. His scores have added to the colours and taste the way viewers love to experience a big-screen drama.

If you love Malayalam cinema, this movie should be on your must-watch list. If you are new to Malayalam cinema, Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkumis a perfect starting point to explore the realm of its immersive offerings.

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Cast and Crew

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum has several popular actors along with a few not-so-famous names. Viewers will love a pack of stars acting together in the movie. Those, who watched the movie in theatres, loved the performance of stars and the newbies in the Malayalam film industry. A complete list of the cast in the movie has been given below:

  • Fahadh Faasil
  • Remya Suresh
  • Anjana Jayaprakash
  • Piyush Kumar
  • Mukesh
  • Indrans
  • Chhaya Kadam
  • Mohan Agashe
  • Innocent Vareed Thekkethala
  • Abhiram Radhakrishnan
  • Althaf Salim
  • Dhwani Rajesh
  • Avyukth Menon
  • Viji Venkatesh

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum Reception

The audience has loved Fahadh in the movie. They are happy with the actor’s comeback in a comedy role. The film has earned around Rs 3 crores within the first four days of its release. It clearly shows the viewers have liked the movie. The comedy has earned a rating of 7.9 on IMDb.


So far, Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum reviews have been excitingly good. The movie loaded with feel-good entertainment factors should be on your weekend watch list. The Malayalam filmmakers are known for their excellent mastery of story-telling on the silver screen. They have perfected the art of packaging comedy and dramas through creative, engaging and uplifting stories. Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum exhibits an excellent form of movie making and brings riots of fun in your mundane life.

Filmmaker Akhil Sathyan’s brilliant writing is the hallmark of the movie. Akhil has surely the writing prowess in his gene, inherited from his father known for his extraordinary storytelling magic. Sathyan tries to deal with pressing socio-political issues of the modern times in this light-hearted movie. He has successfully continued his father’s legacy and aptly delivered a cinematic magic through a skilful and sensible balance of powerful commentary and pleasant humour.

The director’s emotional take on heavy subjects with a deft narration punctuated with timely comedy throughout the movie will keep you amused and entertained while offering food for thoughts. The subject, its packaging and presentation as well as brilliant performance by everyone will touch your heartstrings, cause emotional explosions without trying to create an overly melodramatic experience. The movie strikes a distinct and delicate balance through skilful and sensible narrative while allowing the characters to take the story forward through enactment of pain, sadness, gain, loss and continuous struggles in a dignified and graceful way.

Fahadh Faasil is expectedly brilliant. He delivers a class-apart performance as a charming and eccentric salesman. Fahadh’s excellent comic timing is a big asset of the movie. The actor looks at ease whenever it comes to delivering moments of laughter riots. Viji Venkatesh has also delivered a wonderful performance as Laila who can feel the throbbing heart of an ambitious teenager. She looks dignified in her portrayal of a rebellious and kind-hearted old lady.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum also makes a point that the Malayalam movie is way ahead in breaking the archetype of a heroine, defying the traditional belief that only a young, beautiful woman is worth attention and admiration. The Malayalam moviemakers have taken it onto themselves to challenge the conventional notion and celebrate a path-breaking idea that a lady of any shape and size can be the centre-age of attention. 

You will be smitten by Anjana. However, you will not fall for her looks; rather her beaming personality coupled with self-confidence and determination will touch your heart. The character oozes so much warmth and hope despite mourning an irreplaceable loss.  

Wrapping Up

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum Reception is a comeback movie for Malayalam comedy king Fahadh Faasil. The actor has made his silver screen appearance after more than 3 years. He is already a stalwart in the Malayalam film industry. His popularity shot to fame across India after the release of Vikram and Pushpa. Indian viewers love his intense acting. His choice of original screenplays and complicated, fascinating characters has also earned him respect from his fans. Though he has played some extremely thrilling roles in several thrillers, comedy is his favourite genre. Viewers are happy to watch him acting in a comedy movie.

Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum has done some good business in the first week of its release. Audience went gaga over their favourite actor. The gripping plot along with good direction and Fahadh’s superb acting has earned the movie great popularity. Other actors also did a great job.

The movie is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. If you have subscription, you can watch your favourite stars in action in the comedy film. If you are yet to subscribe, do it and watch the movie for some comic relief. It finely deals with socio-cultural issues on light-hearted notes without any melodrama. You can watch it with your family and friends.