Sunday, December 16, 2007

kannaththil muththamittAl...

This is such an overwhelming film. Just for the sheer audacity of the topic. The first time this really strikes is during the intermission - where Madhavan promises Keerthana, "I promise I will take you to Sri Lanka". For a mind that is almost imprinted with countless situations of hero challenging villians, "twists" in the movie plot and so on, this setting strikes like cold water on the face.

And the climax! Again, what audacity to leave the hero standing in the background holding an umbrella over the three characters who take center stage!

A defining moment, which is a question for all of us:

Amudha: "Come with me to Chennai"

Shyama: "I will, some day when there is no war here." (She knows it is a rhetoric reply. She also knows that she probably will never see that in her lifetime)

Amudha: "When?"

She finds no answer in anyone's face and at last realizes the situation.

In a way this movie is commercial, art, life-size - all at the same time. Almost like a case study to anyone who would like to question the viability of such ventures.

2 comments:

Rams said...

one of my all time favorite movies... ovvoru shot-um sedhukkirupaar mani...

Rams said...

one of my all time favorite movies... ovvoru shot-um sedhukkirupaar mani...

 
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