(Jayashree), TG Ravi (Peter), Govind Padmasoorya
by: Play House Release, Dreams and Beyond
and Asha Sarath in the lead roles. It is a very clean movie with the story of
parents who faced a big tragedy in their lives. This movie has projected the whole concept of
resilience so beautifully. I remembered the saying: “Experience is not what
happens to you, but experience is what you do with what happens to you”. Turbulence
may happen in life. It would be challenging to handle the turbulences in life. All
of us have two options / choices to handle the turbulence: either to sulk
thinking about the situations in life and curse the fate or to take the
responsibility to change the situations. And it is also important not to lose
the passion to live, keep the very purpose of life intact.
begins with an interview by Manorama News Channel with one of the nominee as
Newsmaker of the year- Mr. Venugopal (Mammootty). The story unfolds in flash
back. Venugopal is a shrewd businessman who is into private money-lending
business “Anand Finance” and also a doting father to Anand and husband to
Nandini (Asha Sarath). Anand is his life. Both the parents have their own sets
of expectations from Anand as far as studies and extracurricular activities are
concerned and Anand tries to pursue music, karate, swimming etc. Nandini is
envious of neighbours’ children achievements and ends up putting that pressure also
Nandini get the biggest blow of their lives due to a tragedy. And then the
story revolves around what they do with what happens to them. When they both
lost the very focus of their lives, how they grow beyond the turbulent
situations and try to help themselves to come out of the situation, find a new
purpose of life. But when one tries to adapt to the tragic situations, the
world may find and throw newer challenges.
the scenes are real tear-jerkers in the movie. The movie tells the story in
absolutely non-exaggerated manner, whether it is the protective love of parents,
their expectations from the kids, the regular fights between couples, sense of
competition due to societal pressure, the way of minting money (at times even
at the expense of conscience), friends turning foes, ups and downs of life and
the resilience of every ordinary human being in an extraordinary manner etc.
greatest strength of this movie is its cast, their superb performances and also
the way story is told. Mammootty, Asha, Mamta Mohandas (as a doctor), TG Ravi
all are so good.
the situation, if the focus is on defining and redefining the purpose of life,
then one would also find the way out and can enjoy the feel of rain drizzling.