In theater, as the film started, I knew it was all
together a different game. The credits were in Tamil,
nothing was in English. There are no flashy backgrounds
or funky graphics. All that was there was the ever
flowing river. This movie changed the entire perception
of what film editing is all about. There are no fast
forwards, there are no black and white effects, there
are no spinners, there are no negative effects, there’s
no time freeze or warp, and there are no green/blue
screen effects. Editing in this movie was primarily
just to stitch the different film rolls together.
In movie opening, Akil stares down as the other kids
walk out the school with their parents and this goes
on for quite some time. Innovative way of showing
the impact it had on Akil without actually having
a green screen at the back of him while having the
backdrop edited in fast forward.
There are so many things to highlight in this movie
that this article will morph into novel if I start
writing every bit of it. Much has been talked about
unmatched music from Ilayaraja. Minimal but powerful
dialogues, expressions and body language stand out.
At climax, when Bhaskar Mani said it’s my mother,
even without any background music, tears are definitely
to roll down your cheeks. Powerhouse performance by
Myskin! There’s no one else that could have
done this role. Myskin perfectly justified it.
At the end, when the lights were on as the credits
rolled by, everyone was glued to their seat doing
nothing but staring the screen. It had such impact.
I had every bit of satisfaction for taking all the
trouble to watch this movie. Thank you Myskin. Thank
you. My heartiest gratitude to Ayngaran production
house for producing this marvel movie.