Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Cast: Jayaram, Urvashi, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalyani Priyadarshan, MS Bhaskar, Ritu Varma, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Anu Haasan, Shruti Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Sikkhil Gurucharan, Leela Samson and Bobby Simhaa.
Director: Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Rajiv Menon and Karthik Subbaraj
Amazon Prime’s Putham Pudhu Kaalai, which interprets to New Beginnings, is an anthology of 5 shorts. The unifying issue throughout the segments is the lockdown which was introduced through the pandemic. Set around the lockdown, every brief explores a unique theme – from rediscovering like to new beginnings, second probabilities, and hope. Even although every brief is set around the lockdown, it nonetheless works as a standalone story and is exclusive. While 4 tales are set in higher center class homes and have dialogues in English and Tamil, Karthik Subbaraj directed brief, Miracle, is about two petty thieves and the way lockdown influence their lives.
Except for Karthik’s brief, all different tales work impartial of the lockdown. Even when you take out the lockdown angle, these tales nonetheless handle to make their level. It makes one surprise if these tales have been written maintaining the lockdown in thoughts or have been already written and the lockdown angle was simply introduced into it to go along with the general theme.
As a viewer, I actually related with the lockdown impact in any of the tales aside from Karthik’s Miracle. Did the lockdown actually have any impact on the higher middle-class? Answer to this query is what Karthik’s brief tries to reply and helps us see the impact of the lockdown via the eyes of two thieves who discover themselves bereft of alternatives and are struggling to outlive.
Sudha Kongara’s Ilamai Idho Idho, which is about rediscovering love involving two aged pals, is quirky on many ranges. It presents the concept of falling love at a a lot older age nevertheless it presents the state of affairs via the eyes of two kids – performed by Kalidas Jayaram and Kalyani Priyadarshan. Jayaram and Urvashi play the aged couple. Sudha turns the concept of love and children on its head and presents a really fascinating viewpoint of rediscovering love at a a lot later stage in life.
Gautham Menon’s Avarum Naanum / Avalum Naanum is about second probabilities. Carrying concerning the strained relationship of a grandfather together with his granddaughter. MS Bhaskar performs a retired nuclear physicist and Ritu Varma, his granddaughter, performs an IT skilled. As anticipated from Gautham Menon, his brief is stuffed with voice-overs nevertheless it surprises with the best way it treats the scenes between the 2 lead characters. Ritu has a really totally different picture of her grandfather who has apparently distanced himself from his household. Over the course of the brief, we see them bonding, getting to know one another higher and embrace despite their flaws. Bhaskar and Ritu complement one another so amazingly effectively and are so pure of their sneakers.
Suhasini Mani Ratnam’s ‘Coffee, Anyone?’ Is probably the most underwhelming phase of the brief. Considering about three sisters and the way they rekindle their relationship with their outdated mom who’s on her deathbed. Considering a scenario that has completely no reference to the lockdown. This story about mending a damaged relationship takes handy twists to make its level. Even although it makes a sound level, it’s extremely conveniently written and directed.
Rajiv Menon’s Reunion, starring Andrea, Leela Samson and Sikkhil Gurucharan, is about hope. Going a few drug addict and a musician who lands herself in her finest good friend’s home (who has simply examined optimistic for the coronavirus) to take care of his mom. Referring a refreshing phase that overtly discusses drug dependancy with out making a giant deal about it however is aware of the place to attract the road by way of illustration.
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