Merku Thodarchi Malai Movie Review
There happens to be a stark commonality while penning the critical analysis of a film. There comes a point of verdict that urges to write – If you’re a diehard buff of so and so genre, this is a perfect one to get enchanted with and vice-versa too. But ‘Merku Thodarchi Malai’ is a film that needs to definitely watch strongly for few reasons. The first one being the awe-inspiring visuals of Theni Eswar, whose shot compositions engross our senses vividly…
It’s a film that doesn’t dive into a normal fictional drama, but strongly holds itself towards the anthropological panorama. To take a tour into some unexplored lands it is an enlightening process. Filmmaker Lenin Bharathi indulges us in such a beautiful experience. One of the strongest reasons why we stick to the film intact in many places is the utilization of new actors. Any well known actors would have slightly diverted us from the character. Last time, we experienced such an impact was in Aruvi was this earnest factor.
The first hour showcases the exact reality revolving around the lifestyle of people around there at the foothills of Western Ghats. Maybe for, the urban cohort it could be propel for a sudden escape towards the paradisiacal lands. Yet again, it’s a trenchant one from the cinematography. The silence of Maestro Ilayaraja in the first hour followed by his sudden intense chords by the latter one is commendable.
Every actor in its own way impresses us greatly. Especially, Antony playing the protagonist role gets his role conveyed well. Gayathri, Abu and Master Smith remain in just perfection to their roles.
There are slight drop downs where the dramatic events in the second hour don’t get us totally engrossed. But overall, by its crisp narration, we don’t feel them to be constraints.
Verdict: The simplistic journey with visual brilliance and realistic approach to lifestyle across Western Ghats.