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'Navarasa' review: Some interesting films, some misses in this 9 film saga

'Navarasa' review: Some interesting films, some misses in this 9 film saga

ReviewAs with any anthology, some films work better than the others. And some, not at all.Sowmya RajendranNavarasa, created by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, is an anthology film with the connecting theme being the nine rasas or emotions. As with any anthology, some films work better than the others. And some, not at all. The first is Ethiri, directed by Bejoy Nambiar, and is based on the 'karuna' rasa or compassion. It's an interesting premise. A woman who has not spoken to her husband (Prakash Raj overdoing his role) for a decade watches his killer walk away from their home. What does she do next? Revathy looks lovely as Savithri, the conflicted wife, and Vijay Sethupathi is his natural self as Dheena, whose momentary lapse of judgment leads to a murder. The split screen follows these two characters (it somehow reminded me of Surya following his mother in Thalapathy

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