Reviews for Philip's were largely positive, with praise going especially to the cast for their nuanced acting, poignant scenes, and spontaneous humour.
Poster of Philip's | Photo: Instagram
Malayalam actor Mukesh’s much-awaited film Philip’s will be available in the digital space soon. The makers of this feel-good family drama have announced that it will be streaming on Amazon Prime, Manorama Max, and Simply South starting January 19.
Though Philip's was scheduled to release in November, it was postponed to December 1. Reviews for the movie were largely positive, with praise going especially to the cast for their nuanced acting, poignant scenes, and spontaneous humour.
Helen’s co-writer Alfred Kurian Joseph made his directorial debut with Philip’s, which has been penned by the director and Mathukutty Xavier. The duo had worked together in the Anna Ben-starrer survival thriller.
Philip’s, which is helmed as Mukesh’s 300th film, also features Innocent, Noble Babu Thomas, Navani Devanand, Quinn Vipin, Charle, and Asha Madathil in prominent roles.
The film's young cast, seasoned actors, and plausible conversations drew in viewers in theatres. Mukesh proves to be the ideal actor to portray Philip Abraham because he has already shown his ability to act convincingly in a variety of comedy dramas.
Philip's centres on the personal challenges of widower Philip Abraham, who is dealing with severe trust issues. His worries and anxieties negatively impact his relationship with his kids.
There appears to be a major conflict between Philip and his daughter, a teenager going through a rebellious phase due to his problematic parenting style. She seems to value and go after things that make her father angry. As a result, Philip is distant from his daughter due to his conventional parenting techniques, complaining about how easy life is for kids these days and how appreciative they are not.
In the meantime, a startling event upends their lives. The central question of the Bengaluru-set movie is whether the family will break up or grow closer.
The movie also seems to capture the multiculturalism of the city, with characters engaging in conversations in a variety of languages, including Tamil and Kannada, apart from Malayalam.
Hesham Abdul Wahab’s music adds soul to this film, which is bankrolled by Suvin K Varkey and Prasobh Krishna under the banner of Little Big Films.