When i walked into the theatre for watching Ranjiths ‘Thirakkatha’, i was a bit afraid thinking of his last film ‘Rock n Roll’ which was one of the forgettable films. But ‘Thirakkatha’ is refreshingly different. The film is about the love and life of movie stars Ajaychandran(Anoop Menon) and Malavika(Priya Mani) who were star couples of the 80’s.The film moves forward through Akbar Ahmad(Prithviraj), a young film director who traces the life of Ajaychandran and Malavika for making his next movie.
While Ajaychandran is still a super star, no one knows where Malavika is and what has happened to her. The story of Ajaychandran and Malavika starts in the early 80’s , and Ranjith, with his excellent narration technique ,comes out sucessfull in capturing the minds of the audience right from the beginning. Akbar Ahmad’s investigation to complete the script of his next movie unfolds a complex but beautiful love story which is sure to make a long lasting impression on the minds of people watching it.
The film offers some of its best moments in the last half, specially the scene in which Ajaychandran and Malavika meets each other after a long gap in a situation which the audiece are sure to empethize with. But undoubtedly the best scene in the movie is its climax in which Priya Mani shows us why she is a National Award winner. Prithviraj’s performance as the young idealistic film director is brilliant.Samvrutha Sunil who plays the love interest of Akbar Ahmad has nothing much to do.Ranjith himself plays the role of an yesteryear film director(Aby) whose diary entries give inputs to the story of Ajaychandran and Malavika. But the surprise package in the film is Anoop Menon who wonderfully enacts the different stages in the life of film star Ajaychandran.His performance is sure to win him some fans.
The film does not waste even a single dialoge or scene deviating from the main story line, except a small love making scene between Prithviraj and Samvrutha.Luckily the director does not deviate from the main story in any other instant.
The music of the movie is done by Sarath, who makes a comeback into malayam film industry after a long gap. The song ‘onnodonnu chernnu’ sung by Sankar Mahadevan is a certain hit. Although slow catching ,the song ‘paalappoo’ gives a nostalgic feeling and will surely be a hit in the coming weeks. Overall ‘Thirakkatha’ is a must watch movie for all movie fans.It doesn’t have any comedy, it doesn’t have any fight scene either,but it is one of the best malayalam movies released in the last few years.
Review Submitted by midhunmail77 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:08 pm