23 August 2013 | nairtejas
A Boring Adaptation! ♦ 30%
This movie will work only for people who have a thing for self-told biographies.
Ivan Megharoopan dives into the life & times of the famous Malayalam poet, from the perspective of the film-makers and not the characters. As a result, it slows the pace of the movie terribly, inducing boredom from the first 10 minutes. Dialogs & sequences are bold, but since the screenplay sways in its own speed, the viewing experience diminishes to almost zero. Songs come to the rescue, for sure.
Performances by all the lead characters are good, as are played by good actors. Women in here crack a punch.
Hands down, a worthy topic is chosen of how the poet would inculcate different cultures by living with people, wandering as a nomad, getting along as a people's guy. But, from a narrower perspective & at a time when crime against women is India & elsewhere is increasing manifold, the narration could be misinterpreted as a misogynist's guide.
BOTTOM LINE: Recommended for niche audience, who want to know about the author. 3 out of 10!
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? NO
Profanity/Sex: No | Vulgarity/Nudity: Mild | Violence/Gore: No | Smoking: No | Alcohol: Mild