Director Johnpaul George's Malayalam movie "Guppy" has locked horns with Mohanlal's "Vismayam" and Baby Sarah Arjun's "Ann Maria Kalippilaanu" at the Kerala box office upon its release on Friday, August 5.

Read Vismayam Review | Ann Maria Kalippilaanu Review

"Guppy," which stars child artiste Chethan Jayalal and actor Tovino Thomas in the lead roles, has been making news since the release of its first-look poster. The posters of each character in the movie were released by celebrities like Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Vineeth Sreenivasan, and Aashiq Abu, among many others. The trailer of the film has also opened to positive response from the audience after it was released by Prithviraj Sukumaran.

The movie revolves around the story of Appu (Chethan), who sells aquarium fish for his livelihood. The childhood experiences faced by him are narrated in the film, in which Tovino is seen as an engineer, who arrives at the village to construct a bridge. 

"Guppy," which also stars Sreenivasan, Dileesh Pothen, Rohini, Alancier Ley and Noby in significant roles, has been released in 72 screens in Kerala. The film is the production venture of E4 Entertainment.

Check out live audience response on the movie "Guppy" here:

Rony David Raj·

Acquiring skills from Sameer C Thahir and late rajesh pillai and putting his own signature touches ..GUPPY has evolved to be one of its kind....Specially congratulating director John Paul George. Actors master chetan and Tovino Thomas, Sudheer karamana ...dileesh pothan (director), Noby. Dop gireesh. And all the actors and technicians who work behind these classic ..

Roopesh Peethambaran

Guppy is all about love and relationships, a beautiful depiction by Johnpaul George and world class cinematography by Girish Gangadharan!! Music by Vishnu Vijay was a treat! Tovino Thomas and Chetan you guys really made me proud!! I had a chance to work with these two incredible talents and you guys are here to stay cinema.. way to go guys. Sreenivasan chettaa, while watching the movie you made me cry :)stunning performance :) Thank you Mukesh R Mehta and C.v. Sarathi for producing such a beautiful cinema called Guppy!! Full on respect for E4 Entertainment

Vinay Govind

Guppy is a genuine simple film which brought a smile on my face. Brilliant music by Vishnu Vijay and superb visuals by Girish Gangadharan gels well in bringing Johnpaul George's guppy to life. Credit goes to C.v. Sarathi and his team for supporting such a wonderful film.

Malayalam Review ‏

#Guppy Is a New Experience Feel Good Story Brilliantly Executed Visuals,Direction & Bgm On the -ve Side Lag In Parts 3.5/5

Kiran Johnson Vattoly

Guppy : The Film is a feel good visual experience✌️ Superb MakingTerrific visuals along with apt BGM Tovino Thomas  Chethan Jayalal too best debut by Johnpaul George  3.5/5 ! Not everyones Cup of Tea

Vishnu G Raghav

Guppi is a feel good visual experience with some stunning performances.. A very impressive debut from Johnpaul George ..and you were at ur bestTovino Thomas! Congratulations to the whole team ! C.v. Sarathi , Stephy Xavior , Girish Gangadharan

Firaz Abdul Samad

‪#‎GUPPY‬. A beautiful feel good entertainer nd i claim that this one is the best movie of this year so far. The positive energy the movie brought to me was too damn high. And entertainment as well. Tovino Thomas Ente ponn achaaya Ningal marana mass aan. The best movie nd best performance in ur carrier. I'm pretty damn sure that u will make up there one day. Chethan Jayalal❤  Brother A bright future is waiting for u in the industry. U juz made that role heavenly. Dileesh PothanAlencier Ley‪#‎sreeniyettan‬‪#‎noby‬‪#‎sudheesh_karamana‬‪#‎rohini‬‪#‎chaachan‬‪#‎vijilesh‬Each nd ll of them were outstanding with their performance including the kiddos .Johnpaul GeorgeSir, this movie is completely urs. Itz ur gutts nd dedication, that made the movie excellent in casting nd making as well. â€ª#‎vishnu_vijay‬Music Thakarth kalanj. Dashing bgms nd songs. Plz do relese the soundtrack by coming days. #‎cinematography‬Vere level. Magic with frames. Plz Do watch it in theaters. U won't get disappointed nd u will leave the theater with a fulfilled heart. There is comedy, emotion, family elements nd all that u expect from a perfect movie in this one. That climax scene. Support these kind of small movies, support young talents in or industry. I think, we can come up with better movies as we have got young bloods who are capable to do good for our film industry. I will rate it 9.4/10 My recent favourite.

Ajil Asokan 

Guppy- A welcome change in Malayalam cinema that is simple and beautiful. For a debutant director this is a movie that perfectly showcases his talent. Mark this name Johnpaul George, a real talent who has courage and passion and that is evident in each and every frame. Guppy portrayal by Chetan was a revelation of sorts. Post ENM , Tovino had risen to stardom and with Guppy he has elevated his stature even higher. All the other actors have done a pretty good job as well. The camera work by Girish Gangadharan needs special mention and there is only one word to describe it and that is "Stunning". When there is a director with a definite vision ,a DOP who can give eye popping visuals and superlative performances from artists, the output is going to be terrific and that's what Guppy is. Congrats to the entire team for such a great treat..

BMS User

A simple feel good film.. Walk out with a smile on. Worth every single penny you paid for and feel proud that there are still good quality films in Malayalam industry

Forumkeralam (FK)

#Guppy getting outstanding reports.Clear winner.Terrific Visuals along with beautiful bgm. All cast did awesome job@ttovino

Jerin P John

‪#‎guppy‬ oru cheriya meenalla.. nice movie.. ‪#‎watchable‬♥♥ tovino♥♥

Amal Thakidiyel

Guppy kandu, Nanmayulla oru Feel Good Movie , Ellarum Poy kanuga, JohnPaul Chetta Nalloru Padam Thannadinu Nanni.......


Film s over...superb superb superb...Climax kurach senti mood il poyenkilum that final shot n music... No words. satisfied...Tovino,that boy,Dileesh Pothan,Alensier ellaam kidu. Top direction n Visuals


Guppy - Kidu. Visual, BGM, Casting ellam kollam.. Winner

Ajish T A

Guppy : The Film first half over. Nice making....