Having yet unable to come to terms with his untimely death, every time my friends smiley face come to my mind, his haunting voice kept disturbing. Worst, when mom heard of his demise, she could not sleep the whole night and was mentally disturbed. The next day morning, she was suddenly missing and came after an hour. Later I realised, she had gone to worship the family deity of my friend on a nearby madhva temple to pray for peace and strength for his parents to bear his loss. It was another instance when my mom's action stunned me. She has this amazing quality of taking other's loss as her own and suffer for them. I would never be as selfless as her and even if I try hard its an impossible feat to match.I really needed to take my mind off the loss and indulged in binge movie watch.
Oru kanniyum moonu kalavaanigalum - I am big fan of simbudevan. All his movies, right from 23rd pulikesi, aria enn 365il kadavul, irumbu koattai murattu singam every single movie of his has been different and are famous for their own style of comedy. To be honest, it took me 3 attempts to watch this movie fully. I kept loosing interest beyond 20 mins and it took an immensely boring day to commit myself. Surprisingly, the witty conversational humour, which is his area of strength felt missing. But once you get through the initial phase and settle onto the rhythm of the movie, its an amazing story. Whenever I see any near miss on road where bike riders narrowly miss being mashed into pulp by bus drivers, I never cease to wonder what would've happened had the rider been a second late on his ride. The entire premise of the movie, is based on the very thought. Every second of our life, carries its own fate and story. Its been shown in an elaborate fashion stretching over 120 minutes and the same story getting repeated thrice. It might be something new for our audience and may not rake in the moolah at BO for the target audience is niche. But the screenplay and story is commendable with even smaller sections of the scenes addressed in detail. The way he attends to every single piece that appears on the frame is amazing. Be it the fruit seller or drunkard or the lift scene or the lady near the gate and last but not least, even the portion involving ants and the twist involving them in the final repeat, the list is endless. Another amazing quality about simbudevan is his respect for all life forms. Even in Arai enn 365 movie he had a similar scene involving mosquitoes. He keeps harping on the point that in the eyes of god, be it mosquito or an ant, everything and everyone are equal. His cartoonist background definitely shines on his story telling.
Gils verdict - I would definitely recommend this movie for an one time watch. For if you see it once, its seeing it thrice.
Ennamo Nadakkuthu - There was way too much hype on the reviews for this movie. Everyone had the same thing to say, that for a movie which they saw with no expectations, it was quite a surprise. That induced me to watch this one, which I otherwise would've never even bothered. The story is a mix and match of Vaamanan, Biriyaani and some more of Karunas and Vimal movies. But kudos to the editor and screenplay incharge, there is hardly breathing space in this 120 mins thrillathon. The break neck speed at which the story travels makes up for its inadequacies. There is a duet song involving the hero heroine and the heroes mom. Its cutely canned. The hero kicks, beats and abuses his mom at drop of hat which is yucky but quite different from normal. Rest of the storyline and the cast write themselves on.
Gils verdict - Ennamo nadakkuthunnu road side showsa vedikka paakara alavula thaan kathai irunthaalum, it makes even the 2 hour duration feel longer. Not worth it.