Android Kunjappan was the first Malayalam film to feature a robot in a primary role. But director Ratheesh doesn’t use him to give us a glimpse of a shiny future. Instead, he and DOP Sanu John Varughese explore the contrast between the high-tech machine with bright blue eyes and the rural surroundings. Here’s why Anupama Chopra recommends this film.

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