The lesson I learned – Watch a film without any prejudice. There is chance that you like it.
Watch it. Watch it twice.
The film is a proof as to why Tamil film industry is the best in South India currently. Read berly’s review of the film here.
The film is so brilliantly crafted that you can almost ignore its few flaws. But flaws are flaws still, aren’t they?
- I was shocked to find that most of the shots are slightly out of focus. Never expected that from a veteran like K V Anand. I wish they had used Santhosh Sivan.
I was earlier skeptical about Santhosh Sivan’s Urumi. And for good reason. (Specifics of which will be posted in another post)
For the impatient, here it is – Don’t miss it.
Its a gem among the utter non-sense that is running now in theatres; namely Christian Brother and August 15. A real serious, dead-on-the-money commercial film from the master craftsman – Santhosh Sivan makes the film the best visual treat available now.
Update : This review got listed in the Malayalam movie review site – varnachitram.com calling it “detailed and innovative review”. (link)
1. Cinematography – Of course, no one needs reminding that the camera is set in motion by … and he still continues to wonder.
2. Art – Minimal/Simple/Effective/Impressive
3. Lighting – The most awesome and un-appreciated part of this film is lighting or rather the lack of it. This film is an excellent example to other Malayalee directors on how to make use of ambient light.