Anoop Menon and Murali Gopy's latest Malayalam movie "Pa..Va" was released in Kerala on July 22. However, the theatre occupancy of the Sooraj Tom-directed film was average as it locked horns with the most anticipated Rajinikanth-starrer "Kabali," released on Friday. 

The film narrates the life of 80-year-old friends Pappan (Murali) and Varkey (Anoop). Critics have praised Murali for his lively performance in the family entertainer. The film has an ensemble cast, including Ashokan, Ramu, Edavela Babu, Indrans, P Balachandran, Shammi Thilakan, KPAC Lalitha, Kaviyoor Ponnama, Ranjini, Ponnama Babu, KottayamPradeep, Sunil Sukhada, Vanitha Krishnachandran, Renji Panicker, Muthumanim Bhagyalakshmi, who have also performed realistically.

Here is what critics and audience have to say about "Pa..Va":

Times of India

Some good-natured mischief and sunny, youthful optimism of senior citizens are the fun parts of Pa.Va. It does have the charisma of an unusual yet simple story, and the relatability of a delightful village drama. Where Pa.Va tests patience is at certain portions of patchy narrations and stretched second half, which is absolutely predictable. The film had a good scope for some healthy humour too, but it does not evoke any hearty laughter. Pa.Va can keep those who enjoy simple family dramas with a Christian flavour, engaged, if they walk in to watch the movie without any expectations.

Manorama Online

In Pa.Va, the events are essayed with poetic beauty, without getting eerie. Kudos to Murali Gopy for his meticulous and enchanting portrayal of Pappan. The whole movie swivels around the exuberant performance of Gopy. You may never blink your eyes, not even once, to imagine him as someone else. The narrative is thoroughly gripping and nowhere is the philosophy overstated. The dialogues are realistic and simple. The camera maneuvered by Satheesh Kurup makes the view a marvelous experience. 

Roopesh Peethambaran

I hope the Kabaali fever has slightly come down!! Pava is a small and simple film where it needs our endless support. When you get time please make an effort to watch this honest film :)Nammal Malayalee kal Malayalam padam koodi kannanam, alle ? ;)

Alex OV

Its a complete family movie with very different subject..Murali gopi's acting is brilliant.. Highlights are good making and beautiful songs.. Overall a feel good movie..

BMS Users

Portrayed simple human emotions, Very Pleasant movie... Heart touching movie of friendship and love.Entire team of PA. VA have done a good job.

Different subject, brilliant script,This is the debut film of director Sooraj Tom, and revolves around two friends Pappan and Varkey, who are about 80 years old. Muraligopi and anoopmenon performed well. must watch...