Up to date: October 16, 2020 9:18:03 pm
Putham Pudhu Kaalai film solid: Jayaram, Kalidas Jayaram, Urvashi, Kalyani Priyadarshan, M S Bhaskar, Ritu Varma, Suhasini Mani Ratman, Anu Hasan, Shruti Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Leela Samson, Sikkhil Gurucharan, Bobby Simha, Muthu Kumar
Putham Pudhu Kaalai film administrators: Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon, Suhasini Mani Rathnam, Rajiv Menon, Karthik Subbaraj
Putham Pudhu Kaalai film score: Two stars
It’s arduous to drag off anthologies as a result of the association can get pressured, leaving you questioning about commonalities. However one of many side-effects of the pandemic is that everybody who’s fortunate to be alive, has extra time to put money into and restore relationships, particularly those who have gone south, or gone lacking. Can we dare hope that issues can be higher?
That’s the theme operating by means of Putham Pudhu Kalaalai, 5 shorts made by a bunch of well-known administrators. The lockdown and its influence has already been seen in lots of comparable efforts by filmmakers world wide. However regardless of some perky moments right here and there, this anthology stays principally blah.
Sudha Kongara’s Ilamai Idho Idho (Jayaram, Kalidas Jayaram, Urvashi, Kalyani Priyadarshan) has a pair of lovers reconnecting after years. They bear in mind dancing round like leads in winsome Mani Ratnam’s romances, in addition to squabbling about moist towels left on beds, and spoons caught in dishes within the fridge. The movie goes backwards and forwards in time, and we get to see the younger lovers turning into their aged selves, hiding from their grown-up kids, until someday… Candy, however wanted to have been extra bitter-sweet, for requisite influence.
A granddaughter and her ‘thaatha’ are on the centre of Gautham Menon’s Avarum Naanum/Avalum Naanam ( M S Bhaskar, Ritu Varma). She arrives at her grandpa’s home to are likely to him, as his house-help is caught throughout lockdown. She is an IT skilled; he’s a scientist, and each are proven looking for a solution to get again to one another, having had no contact for years due to household issues. The woman has an incredible wardrobe (I totally drooled); the grandpa is aware of tips on how to repair routers (yay for him), however the way in which they do that is a lot too straight, and closely underlined.
A comatose mom has been rescued from the ache and indignity of the ICU by her husband, a lot to the consternation of their daughters, one among them performed by Suhasini Mani Ratnam, additionally the director of ‘Espresso, Anybody?’ Anu Hasan and Shruti Haasan additionally seem on this section, which talks of the significance of being collectively and therapeutic, and there are a few attention-grabbing plot factors superficially touched upon (a late little one born to middle-aged dad and mom, and the acceptance of a particular wants little one), and it’s all too treacly.
Rajiv Menon’s Reunion has an empathetic mom (Leela Samson), a physician son (Sakkil Gurucharan), and a shock customer from the son’s previous, a lady he was in faculty with. Sadhana (Andrea Jeremiah) is a horny boho-chic singer at a bar, and sports activities knee-high boots. She additionally has a secret. What’s attention-grabbing is the diploma of relaxed help that the mom extends to the woman (it’s the type of factor most individuals can be horrified by), however once more I stored searching for that one thing further that Menon is normally in a position to convey to his work. The brief simply slides by, minus nuance.
The fifth brief, Miracle, by Karthik Subbaraj appears to have been shoe-horned into this anthology. What have two down-on-their-luck petty thieves rootling round in run-down backyards have in widespread with the immaculately groomed individuals of the earlier 4 movies? Bobby Simha and Muthu Kumar play the scruffy ruffians who luck right into a cache of money. Do they handle to make off with it? Subbaraj’s brief is the shortest, however probably the most attention-grabbing: there may be, after all, a twist within the story.
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