Shikkari Shambhu is a well-known comic character for all of us. Shambu is a cowardly and lazy hunter whom the rest of the world perceives as courageous. He always tries to run away from dangerous animals, but due to some stroke of luck always ends up as a hero. When that name is used for a movie we expect a lot of entertainment as that character provides. Director Sugeeth whose movies are always different from one another. He continues this magic with Shikkari Shambhu movie and saves a lot of place for laughs as all his movies. Those who want a good fun entertainment with a thriller mood can definitely go for it and the important thing is that everyone want such movies.
Peelippose aka Peeli and his two friends Achu and Shaji reaches a village called Kuruthimalakkavu as hunters. The entire village is suffering hard from the attacks by the tiger. Their attempts to catch the life-threatening tiger and some unexpected events that take place in between are depicted in the movie with lot of humour and the element of suspense. Kunchakko Boban as usual makes his character the top one with his acting skills. As Peeli he offers a good treat to all the audience. Vishnu Unnikrishnan as Achu again proves himself as lead hero. The timely witty dialogues and the appearance as a boy next door are the prime positive elements he possesses and that makes him the favourite of all. That explanation scene about shooting the tiger in front village men is hilarious. Along with them Hareesh Kanaran too handles a pivotal role as Shaji and his dialogues were raising big laughs in the theatre.
Shikkari Shambhu has a good portion for the heroines and both Shivada and Alphy Panjikkaran did their roles wonderfully. Shivada as Anitha, a bold and determined girl, delivers a career best performance and no one will forget her role. The debutant Alphy Panjikkaran as Revathi makes her debut sweet with a perfect look for a village girl. The director Sugeeth is always keen to give importance to the supporting characters too. The notable one is from the director turned actor Johny Antony as Fr. Luko with a tendency to pray for anything..! Aji John as Victor, Krishna Kumar as Vasu, Maniyan Pilla Raju as Member and all others worked well their roles.
Shikkari Shambhu’s strength is its well worked script which include both the elements of laughter and suspense that make the audience being engaged throughout the movie. Nishad Koya’s script has done everything that the movie wanted and the climax twist was unexpected. Faisal Ali has brilliantly captured the real beauty of Idamalayar and the other places and the rain song was amazing. The composition by Sreejith Edavana too stood loyal to the storyline and the bgm is also good. V Saajan made the proper cuts to bring out the final entertainment. Shikkari Shambhu has all those elements like comedy, suspense, romance and all other things that would entertaine different people of varied tatses and do not miss this fun thriller on the big screen.