For all of us who’ve been by means of the totally different challenges of the pandemic, every of the tales will evoke your senses in its personal means, notes Divya Nair.

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha (Waiting For A New Dawn), the second installment of the anthology Putham Pudhu Kaalai, could not have a elaborate star solid or a formidable staff of administrators to tug you but it surely nonetheless guarantees to supply one thing new.

The anthology has 5 tales, all themed across the pandemic and lockdown.

In Mugakavasa Mutham (Kiss Over A Mask), two constables Murugan and Kuyili (performed by Teejay Arunasalamrisk and Gouri G Kishan) threat an journey to carry collectively a younger couple and within the course of uncover their emotions for one another.

It’s meant to be cute and entertaining, however are you able to digest a lot sugar directly?

If you might have watched 96 or Anugraheethan Antony, you’d maybe agree that Gouri is simply too cute for anybody to not fall in love. It would not matter what the story is or who she is paired with. Her smile can mild up the silliest of frames and her presence radiates a distinct constructive power.

Which is what shines and works for Mugakavasa Mutham as nicely.

As for the story, it’s too bland even for the supporting solid to fall for, so simply watch it whereas your mind takes a trip.


Loners, directed by Halitha Shameem, options Nalla (Lijomol Jose in a contemporary, younger avatar, an enormous transformation from her look in Jai Bhim), a younger occasions skilled who connects with Dheeran over a standard digital group.

While Nalla is coping with a breakup, loneliness and joblessness, she helps Dheeran overcome the grief and lack of his greatest good friend.

It’s attention-grabbing how each of them discover methods and causes to consolation one another as they kind an emotional bond that transcends past the boundaries of digital partitions.

Nalla casually talks about ‘poisonous positivity’ and the way the pandemic has turned folks into shopping for and constructing stuff that don’t have any future worth. It makes us mortals marvel what makes Nalla so woke. Was it simply the breakup or is there extra to it?

Nalla is a robust and galvanizing character however possibly it deserved extra depth and display time so we may hook up with her concepts higher.

Mouname Paarvayai (Unsaid Words) is among the movies I used to be actually wanting ahead to.

Directed by Madhumita, it is the story of a middle-aged couple, Yashoda and Murali (performed by Nadiya and Joju George).

From the beginning, we’re proven that the husband and spouse will not be on speaking phrases. Yet, they go about their routine speaking with one another by means of non-verbal cues and expressions.

Now in case you are married and have fought along with your accomplice through the pandemic, you’ll relate to most bits of their cute and annoying nok-jhok.

The music and background rating is pleasant as nicely.

This was simply top-of-the-line anthologies of the collection.

The Mask, put collectively by Surya Krishna, is an informal reference to folks residing underneath a distinct identification.

It’s the story of Arjun, an IT skilled who struggles to inform his conservative mother and father that he’s homosexual and dedicated to a critical relationship.

While attempting to find a rented condo, he will get a name from a faculty good friend. After assembly up, they encourage one another to just accept and face their realities.

Three years after Section 377 was quashed, I assumed we lastly have a regional/Tamil movie embracing homosexuality.

But does it get the feelings proper?

Does it have its coronary heart in the fitting place?

Sadly no.

It simply drags on until you realise that maybe it takes much more than simply the director and actors’ intention to do a significant movie.

This one merely loses the purpose and the plot.

Richard Anthony’s Nizhal Tharum Idham (Comforting Shadows) is about Shobi, an introvert daughter (superbly portrayed by Aishwarya Lekshmi) coming to phrases with the sudden demise of her father.

She travels alone from Bangalore to her dwelling in Pondicherry for the funeral.

Once dwelling, she grapples along with her recollections, feelings and emotions as she revisits the incidents from her childhood that carry her nearer to discovering her unexplored fears and insecurities.

The summary reference of utilizing dancers to showcase Shobi’s frame of mind is like watching stay theatre for the primary time.

You do not know what’s actually taking place till you realise what it’s making an attempt to let you know.

Similarly, every character within the story appears disconnected in its personal means.

Aishwarya’s restraint and mundaneness retains the character grounded until her last meltdown which can reply a few of our questions.

From love and longing to grief and separation, every of the administrators deserve credit score for exploring totally different themes and feelings.

For all of us who’ve been by means of the totally different challenges of the pandemic, every of the tales will evoke your senses in its personal means.

There is nothing vulgar or provocative and there’s something in it for everybody, which makes it a household entertainer.

You can watch it with your loved ones and really feel lighter, and who is aware of it might even change your perspective, the best way you have a look at conditions and folks round you.

The new daybreak the movie guarantees may come from you.

If nothing, it teaches us to be hopeful, light and sort to one another.

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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