Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T.P. Balagopalan M.A - 1986

Look at the pic below. How many of us do that everyday? Looking upto God and loading him with wishes and needs. Promising him and other accessible Gods all the offerings money can buy once he gives us the money.

Balagopalan, the character played by Lal has no less desires. His wishes are many, but, like many of the young men today and esp in the troublesome 80s when unemployment was high, his wishes are more for his family than himself.

Another Sathyan Anthikad movie about hardships, middle class family, values and human nature in the best and worst of times. I would have categorized this too as another 'movie of masses' but Lal once again doesn't let you stereotype his movies! :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thinkalazhcha Nalla Divasam

Kaviyoor Ponamma is not just the mother of Mohanlal ,Dileep and Suresh Gopi but also of all the malayali people who love to watch family naadan movies. So when she cries we all cry.

Thinkalazhcha Nalla Divasam would have been another cry-athon if not for her superb acting. Like the movies which seek to teach a lesson to modern kids about respecting their parents and mallu kids esp to leave gulf, Duffai and foren shores and go settle down with kappa and meen curry, this movie too is on similar lines.

Though most of all is subtle and not loud. Mammotty is downkey in the movie for some reason and Ponamma cearly emerges out as the actor in all respects.

A wonderful movie to watch with family. ( duh!) Also a great movie or those who truly miss the naadu!