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An anthology film that takes you through three different eras in the history of Kerala with three different stories.An anthology film that takes you through three different eras in the history of Kerala with three different stories.An anthology film that takes you through three different eras in the history of Kerala with three different stories.
Not reached up to my expectation.
This is the time of anthologies that coming all around the world but Malayalam cinema hesitates to enter into the arena quite for some time. But now it starts with the arrival of Aanum Pennum. The title itself refers to the idea of the movie, where we can see it is a female-oriented one. Jay K, Venu, and Aashiq Abu are the directors. The first one titled Savithri directed by Jay K crawls into the 1940s Kerala atmosphere where high-class people in the society fear the act of communism. We all know it was the time of social change where the emergence and popularization of communist allies shackle the life of the upper section of the society. Savithri, the protagonist who is also a comrade finds her body as a tool in the strike. The second one in the anthology was directed by Venu, a veteran cinematographer, and director. The movie named Rachiyamma talks about a hidden as well as unspoken love between Rachiyamma a local dairy farmer and a Tea factory employee, Kuttikrishnam. The film was the cinematic representation of a short story titled the same name as the movie which was written by veteran novelist cum short story writer Uroob. While watching Rachiyamma I went through the old cinematic representation of the same short story by Harikumar on Doordarshan which pours me some nostalgic moments. To be frank I love that old version than this. The third and final one in this collaboration is Rani which was directed by Aashiq Abu. It is a modern one that portrays a small theme that relates to two lovers. Every film was connected to the core element, where the fire inside women must burns. Savithri, Rachiyamma, and Pennu look like exact examples of courageous women but what obstacles in my watching experience are the poor quality of making. Savithri is a common theme which we have already seen and doesn't have anything fresh in the storytelling. Rachiyamma, as I early said, is unable to fill the situation with keen emotion and beauty. Rani, far better than the first two and I feel it is the good ones in the anthology. I was so excited to watch this because of the makers but when I finished, I feel something lacks.
- Jul 30, 2021
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