Even after many visits to International film festivals with a number of recognitions, some movies find it difficult and take time to grace their ultimate audience. 'Manjadikuru' is also one such film which was waiting for long to fetch the best of the recognitions- that is the popular approval. And when we are finally into the film, we recognize that here comes a women director in Mollywood to look out for her creations that are sure to make their strong presence in the list of 'best's in Malayalam.
Yes, Anjali Menon with his debut movie 'Manjadikuru' (Lucky Red Seeds), unquestionably proves that she is the best among the few women who had ever contributed to the list of Mollywood history. A nostalgic trip down the childhood of the eighties, 'Manjadikuru' told through the viewpoints of a few children is undoubtedly likeable giving an air of similar international movies from countries like Iran. The movie has been rated best in many international festivals and is a treat to watch for its perfect pitching of the period and narrative styles.
The movie is told through the narration of 'Vicky' (Prithviraj), who makes a homecoming in his age of ten (A very convincing display by master Siddharth) to attend his grandfather's funeral. Back from Gulf with his pompous parents (Sagar Shiyas and Urvashi), Vicky is joined by the fragmented family members from very different places, who stay together for a sixteen day long funeral period, nurturing their differences and similarities.Initially Vicky
05:39 PM, May 24, 2012