Unless you routinely speak to people whose lip movement does not match what they are saying, it’s hard to find Sivapuram entertaining. There is a reason that this film was a hit in Malayalam. We don’t know what it is, but it certainly doesn’t hold true in AP. If a film has people we can’t recognize, dressing in ways we do not identify with and saying things that makes it look like there’s some technical problem somewhere, it should have some special something to work here. And no, Santosh Sivan’s name in bold doesn’t count.