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‘Malgudi Days’ review: Vijay Raghavendra unable to save this slow but nostalgic film

ReviewDirector Kishore Moodbidri could have made a better attempt at forging a stronger connection between the flashback and the present in the script.Aravind ShwethaMalgudi Days has a very special place among both cinema and book lovers. Thanks are due to author Rk Narayan and Shankar Nag (director of the entertaining TV series), who not only made our childhood dreamy but also gave us a reason to get all nostalgic as soon as we hear the title song. The fictional town of Malgudi, according to many fans of the book, is derived from two famous localities in Bengaluru – Malleswaram and Basavanagudi. The ‘Dodmane’ in Agumbe, where portions of the TV series were shot, is still a favourite tourist destination. With so much hype around the title alone, the film Malgudi Days starts on a high note. The movie may not be on par with the path-breaking serial, but it has its own interesting elements.

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