Keerthy Suresh is testing her luck with a women-centric film which is titled Penguin. Easwar Karthic is the director and Stone Bench Films, Passion Studios produced the film jointly. Penguin is said to be an emotional thriller of a mother who goes in search of her missing son. The cops declare that the boy is dead as he is not traced, she believes that he is still alive and returns home soon. The rest of Penguin is all about her missing son and about the culprit who committed the crime.
The first half of Penguin is impressive and is passable because of the thrills the film offers. Some of the episodes keep the audience guessing and the interval episodes are good. Surprisingly, after handling the first half well, the second half of the film fails to stand up to the expectations. The narration looks pale and the climax is predictable. The technical aspects like the cinematography and background score live up to the expectations. Keerthy Suresh tops the show and she stuns with her performance.
The performance of Keerthy Suresh is the major savior of the film. The production values are good and the second half of Penguin should have been handled well. Penguin is an emotional crime thriller that lacks the needed emotional stuff in the second half. As it is released on the digital platform Amazon Prime, Penguin can be watched once.