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'Abhiyum Naanum': Revisiting Trisha-Prakash Raj's rare film on dad-daughter dynamic

'Abhiyum Naanum': Revisiting Trisha-Prakash Raj's rare film on dad-daughter dynamic

Flix FlashbackIn #WatchWithTNM, we revisit a film that captures the soft corner that many fathers have for their daughters, even if they might be tyrants otherwise. Sowmya RajendranAbhiyum Naanum was released in 2008, and I watched the film in a theatre with my father. He was reduced to a puddle of tears by the end of it, though I was laughing for most part of the film. I found Raghuram's (Prakash Raj) helicopter parenting to be similar to my father's extreme paranoia about my welfare. Abhi's (Trisha) irritation with her father's constant worrying was something I could completely relate to -- like her, I too desired independence, I wanted to be recognised as a person who was capable of taking care of herself. Back then, I did not know what it is to be a parent. I did not know what it meant to bring a life into this world, the

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