But for the girl, it is of utmost importance. Her transformation and learning to deal with her emotions, forms the crux of the movie. But there is no one to ask her what her problem is. . Camera and editing is good and keeps up the feel of the narrative. The movie is that real and immensely ordinary that it is like rewinding a slice of life that is so familiar to us.
The reasons for her introverted nature might be something very simple. It is the songs that keep the emotional element intact throughout. The transformation part is quite inspiring. At this point, Mili slowly takes wings, learns to make decisions on her own and take a stand. The movie talks about expectations and of the impact simple things can make on someone. There is a lot of pain and loneliness that Mili carries around.
Some may find the pace a tad too slow, but once you settle into this pace, its slow meandering flow becomes quite soothing and meaningful. She continues to live inside her shell, until certain events brings about a slow transformation. The songs have a life of its own and blends in with the narrative perfectly. Story is simple and Mahesh Narayanan has notched up a refreshing tale with a good climax. Her expressions and body language indeed points to her considerable talent. Making sense of things and sorting out the complex emotional make up is brought out.
Her self-affectation and inferiority complex puts off everyone. She is one among the many girls that you come across who finds she has no one to call her own and lives in a perpetual limbo. The reality captured is very refreshing indeed. The tale is peppered with very apt songs. Amala Paul as Mili does full justice. Amala Paul without make up has been captured beautifully. Mili, played by Amala Paul comes across as a very introverted and shy person.
Rajeesh Pillai does not try to make this familiar piece of life into something unfamiliar or thrilling. Gopi Sunder and Shaan Rahman have definitely delivered with this movie. Its simplicity and realism is laudable though some may find it slow and much too uncinematic in terms of the usual loud and thrilling sequences. . . . .
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