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It seems the name Bramma is closely associated with creating life. While the God in that name is known for His work, here comes director Bramma, who has made a film that is full of life.
The title is Kuttram Kadithal, inspired by a chapter in Thirukkural. And the film, we must say, is error free from beginning till end and easily emerges the best movie we have watched in the recent times.
Besides portraying the lives of ordinary people on screen without any compromises, Bramma has ensured that each frame is loaded with details, details and more details. Even a window, or for that matter a pen, conveys something.
And the characters he has conceived and the emotions he has brought out from the actors clearly make us understand why this film was making a lot of buzz in international events even before its theatrical release.
Well, this is the story: Merlin (Radhika Prasiddha), against the wish of her mother, who is a staunch Christian, marries Manikandan ( Sai Rajkumar). She is a teacher and is all ready to start a new life with her soulmate.
As she goes to school, she is asked to substitute one of her colleagues, but fate has other plans for her. Unfortunately and unintentionally, she beats a naughty student, Chezhiyan (Master Ajay), who collapses and goes into coma.
Chezhiyan is brought up by her single mom (Sathya) who is an auto driver. He has an uncle in the form of Udayan (Pavel Navageethan), a communist, who can’t tolerate and fight back against the callous and carefree attitude of the rich.
And the rest of ‘Kutram Kadithal’ travels between the guilt-filled couple, ailing boy, suffering mother and sulking uncle. There are other characters too, including the teacher’s mother, the principal and his wife.
Enough has been told about the director and his abilities. But that’s still not enough. For, Bramma is due for more accolades and awards. The actors, mostly newcomers, have delivered a solid performance. Radhika and Navaneethan deserve special mention.
Shankar Rangarajan’s music aptly sets the mood, while Manikandan’s visuals take us to the place where the story happens. Editing and sound designing are equally laudable.
If you look for the flip side, this film is not for those who watch movies for the purpose of pure entertainment. As Bramma appears to belong to that school of thought, where filmmaking is not just a serious, but sincere business.