Commercially appealing, partially intellectual and a narrative that’s quite refreshing. Sameer Thahir’s latest film Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi is a film that should be acknowledged for its freshness in treatment. Within the frame of a road movie, they have conveyed the “self realization” idea in a convincing way.
Kasi and Suni are close friends. Suni joins Kasi on his sudden road trip plan to Tawang to get over some negatives in his recent past. But throughout the trip Kasi is followed by the memories that he wishes to forget through various persons and situations. Film basically talks about these escapism plans of Kasi and how he manages to find a solution to all those things that in a way irritated him.
It’s a film where you will have to invest some time to realize what the makers are trying to pass on. It’s not a mere journey of Kasi to get back his girl. Almost all the plot elements communicate to Kasi about what he should and shouldn’t do. With those characters who regret their past loses and deeds, the writer also throws light on some political scenarios that aren’t often talked about. The real feel in characters was thoroughly enjoyable. And the back and forth narrative was also engaging.
Sameer Thahir impresses with his direction style. The content is never treated in an over dramatic way. Hashir Mohammed once again comes up with something that has to do with our inner conflicts (his previous work in terms of releasing was Aami – 5 Sundarikal). I loved the way he included all those politics and conflict between the conservative and the avant-garde. The friendship track that exists throughout the film is also treated smartly with those real life understandings which we can easily relate to. The post-interval flash back sequences were the most engaging and entertaining portion of the movie. What were a bit annoying were those sequences where Kasi gets stuck again after making his mind to meet Assi. And towards that climax portion the movie goes into a lagging phase. Gireesh Gangadharan’s cinematography was top-notch and engagingly cut by Sreekar Prasad. The music is already a hit and it very much suits the mood of the movie.
In the performance side, Dulquer Salmaan is comfortable in his role as Kasi. But the actor needs to work more on his Malayalam rendering and also in portraying those emotional outbursts. Sunny Wayne may be a limited actor with emotions, but for his style the character Suni is in the safe zone and he has done a smart job. Surja Bala Hijam as Assi was ok in her role. Two actors who shined in their characters were Dhritiman Chatterjee and Joy Mathew. Both of them portrayed their characters with forward mind sets exceedingly well. Rest of the cast were also convincing in their respective roles.
So to sum up, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi pleased me very much. The script has some lags towards the climax, but still the movie has enough to offer you. My rating is a 3.5/5. If you are willing to go beyond peripheral entertainment, this movie will offer you something fresh.
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi pleased me very much. The script has some lags towards the climax, but still the movie has enough to offer you.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended