Music /re recording was just so brilliant there. The ‘students shouldn’t be beaten’ dialogue in that seemed to only be of incidental importance to me. The camera just silently follows her, capturing her frustration and acceptance of the treatment she is meted out. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The movie is produced by 2d Pictures and musical score by Ghibran M. She tells Manikandan in jest, “Nee Christian-aa irundhirukkalaamo-nu thonundu.” But later, when she gets into trouble, serious trouble, she frantically wipes away the vermilion mark on her forehead, and we wonder if she thinks all this is happening because of her going against her faith. An edited version of this piece can be found here. Also, an interview with director Nalan Kumarasamy please _/_. The director himself seemed to be showing signs of what merlin was showing in the movie. Kakka muttai a few months back, and now this. I was happy for not caricaturing the police commissioner, Manikandan’s manager, Sardar and other supporting characters (except that one male, threaded teacher ). The film’s writing is very much confined, focussed and strong, and that is when you remember that this film is written and directed by Bramma, who gave us an impactful Kuttram Kadithal. But novels have many, many pages and a lot of interiority. In the climax press scene too, I felt the clamouring journalists felt real. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. selvak kaLanjiyamae! Directed by Bramma G.. With Master Ajay, Radhika Prasidhha, Sai Rajkumar, Pavel Navageethan. Vijay Milton, for reasons unknown, has roped in directors like SS Stanley (cameo), Venkatesh and Balaji Sakthivel (cameo) for various roles. I haven’t seen this movie yet but am glad you wrote about “Aarum adhu aazham ille” from “Muthal Vasantham.” In terms of being a “few rungs short of full-blown pathos,” I think it’s similar to “Kadhal Enbadhu Podhuvudama” (from “Palaivana RojakkaL”) there’s something utterly raw in the lyrics, tune and Raja’s rendition that makes the song fit right into that slum setting that the song is shot in n describes the angst of the characters… incidentally, both movies were directed by Manivannan. But she’s still her mother’s daughter. We catch a glimpse of chemistry lab. Kuttram Kadithal Movie Review. Production: Christy Siluvappan, J.Sathish Kumar Cast: Master Ajay, Pavel Navageethan, Radhika Prasidhha, Sai Rajkumar Direction: Bramma.G Screenplay: Bramma.G Story: Bramma.G … Read More Kuttram Kadithal Movie Review. Kuttram Kadithal (The Punishment) is a 2015 Tamil independent drama film written and directed by Bramma, and produced by J. Satish Kumar and Christy Siluvappan under the JSK Film Corporation and Chris Pictures banner. . Votes: 2,359 Kuttram Kadithal. We see her Christian compassion when she insists that the rat that’s caught in a trap is set free on the road and not drowned, as her husband suggests. Kuttram Kadithal Tamil Movie - Overview Page - Kuttram Kadithal is a 2015 tamil social drama film directed by Bramma G starring Radhika Prasidhha, Sai Rajkumar, Pavel Navageethan, ‘kulothungan’ Udayakumar, Durga Venugopal in lead roles. Movie: Kuttram kadithal Singers: Rakesh Raghunanthan, Yazhini Music director: Shankar Rengarajan. The dialogues are a natural mix of Tamil and English, and they have the snap of real-life speech. Trying to achieve similar ends in a couple of hours makes one look less like a filmmaker than a pamphleteer. The film follows the story of a man with tunnel vision, who is slowly going blind and cannot afford the surgery to fix his eyes. Or perhaps even the System. It’s there in the words on a sticker on a truck’s windshield, and in the principal’s invocation of “aandavan.” It’s there in the image of the crucifix inside Merlin’s cupboard, and in the cross reflected in the mirror of a scooter. which are all about the “aazham” in that “pombala manasu.”. Not just the press. Udayan, who witnesses the accident, refuses the bribe from the owner of the car. Get reviews of the latest theatrical releases every week, right in your inbox every Friday. We see kids kneeling down outside class. At first, it seems stupid and borderline-irresponsible that the principal and his wife go to such lengths to protect Merlin, but later, in a devastating scene, we see why. BR, Copyright ©2015 The Hindu. At first, it isn’t guilt – just an unnamed feeling. The director Bramma takes his time drawing us in, and at first, we just see various people – Merlin and Manikandan; Merlin’s mother; the principal (Kulothungan) and his wife; Udayan – doing various seemingly disconnected things. It’s not just the number of long-suffering mothers in this movie – the wife (Durga Venugopal) of a school principal; the auto-driving mother (Sathya) of one of the children (Chezhiyan, played by Master Ajay, whose impishness is irresistible) at that school; the devout mother of Merlin (Radhika Prasiddha) who is first seen handing out religious pamphlets; or even Merlin herself, who has just married Manikandan (Sai Rajkumar). Saravanan … ( Log Out /  சின்னஞ்சிறு கிளியே கண்ணம்மா! Loved the fact that it was left as a hint.). The latter was the credo of some Communists, most famously Maxim Gorky – indeed, his Mother is explicitly referenced here. The crux of Kuttram Kadithal, which was recognised as Best Film in Tamil at the National Awards announced this year, is the blurring of the line between religion and humanity – rather, the blind belief in a higher power versus the more rational belief that humankind is capable of many of the things (retribution, absolution) we often associate with God, and is therefore as worthy of being worshipped. As schoolteacher, she is, in a way, essentially a ‘mother’ to a number of children. Trying to achieve similar ends in a couple of hours makes one look less like a filmmaker than a pamphleteer. One thing that really struck me was the midnight song blaring in the bus stand. Merlin (Radhika Prasiddha) is a newly married school teacher, her soul mate is, Manikandan ( Sai Rajkumar). It’s true that Mother isn’t just a story, it’s propaganda too. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. A car knocks down a spindly old man. saw it late. But the director too seems to be aware of this – evidenced by the acknowledging smile on that boy’s uncle’s face as he signs the book for her. I’m unable to classify this piece of ART as a movie only when the number of Crowd Pleasers (that is what they feel) are termed movies. Meanwhile, Visaarani has just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Cinema for Human Rights Award. To me, the movie, the way you say (Or how I interpreted from your Review), is not just something about the Novel (Which I haven’t read, maybe that might have got me form this diff opinion) and Motherhood or something to do with just religions and Communism. It’s hard to nail this song with a precise word in the emotional continuum and that’s just like the opening moments…. Aaru athu aazham illa. Please Click Here to subscribe other newsletters that may interest you, and you'll always find stories you want to read in your inbox. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. ( Log Out /  I just watched the movie on Tentkotta and felt that the movie was terrific. Let her eat!” The questions that the journalist asks after entering the auto were not caricatured. Change ), 17 Responses ““Kuttram Kadithal”… Very well done… up to a point” →. @BR I never got around to writing on the movies I saw. At some level this movie reminded me of “crash”. The actors are marvellous – it’s hard to single out anyone, but Sathya’s pinched face broke my heart. Her self-flagellation is depicted through a man on the streets whipping himself for money. chinnanjiRu kiLiyae kaNNammaa! Though if I had written, it would probably be something silly in comparison with what you write I’ll try to write this time anyway… a bit over a month left for MAMI this year! I was happy with the picturisation of the two songs especially that of Bharathi. We see the birthday girl who’s not in uniform, she’s wearing a new dress. Am curious to know how a rangan-interviews-director-Bramma article will read like The director seems to have gone on record in one of his interviews saying the fact that he watched lot less cinema helped him in making this movie. This undoubtedly has been a bumper crop year for Tamil cinema. This is fine filmmaking. The perspective with which you have observed the movie is so adorable but that is not just it. The title of the film, Kuttram Kadithal, is derived from the 44th adhikaaram of Thirukkural. Anyone can lose it in a moment. Jyothika Kollywood … குற்றம் கடிதல் - means - daring (with kid-glove) a crime (a social crime). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We watch the death of Chezhiyan’s father and we see the little boy clinging to his uncle’s arm… An entire relationship is laid out in a split-second visual.). A plainclothe officer falls in the hands of phony agents ,which sets off repercussion ending in series of a massacre events. If Merlin loses her temper and slaps a child at school, Udayan loses his temper and slaps a man who tries to advise him. The press-conference ending is a disgrace. That moment of the song, “Kannathil Muththamittaal” is not the flashback or a crowd pleaser but a Slap at the face of the Society – which is having a very tough time with this particular three lettered term! And this husband, the school principal, is shown wearing a helmet everytime. Explore more on Kuttram Kadithal at Dnaindia.com. Not a word spoken without adding something for the screenplay. And every word in the whole run time was carefully depicted to stick to the needs of the creator. what a film! Something in the water in Kodambakkam. The director imbues the idea of media being a stalker with sinister intentions (as if yellow journalism is the only kind). Home; Exclusives; Trending; Sports. It’s almost as if these stretches were supervised by a different director, one who’s decided to abandon all the subtlety and restraint shown so far and get all messagey with a megaphone, with a solo violin sawing away in the soundtrack. And one among the number of flawed observations is the Translation of the title of the movie itself..! And I don’t get this at all!! one of the best movies i saw this year. என்னைக் கலி தீர்த்தே உலகில் ஏற்றம் புரிய வந்தாய்! The IT-guy-talking-to-reporter scene was shit, I agree. I was happy for not photo-frame-finishing either the kid or the teacher which was a convenient route to take. Instead, he demands another kind of compensation, that the ‘rich man’ drive the ‘poor man’ to the hospital, stay with him through the course of treatment, and bring him back to this very spot. Polaama?” and then starts the scooter and leaves? The title of your review of the movie is more fitting to the Review itself than the ARTefact you tried to JUDGE. 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