3 women from different parts of the Kerala coast convene to piece together the life and times of Kutty Srank (The Sailor of Hearts), played expertly by Mammootty - clearly a director's actor and the reason why he still gets the best roles in the country. Shaji N Karun's latest film is a deserved National Award winner and it continues to amaze me as to why some of these films do not get pushed to the international stage more aggressively. Must mention the other key ingredients to this wonderful film: brilliant cinematography (by debutant Anjali Shukla), wonderful folk music and great acting by Siddique & Suresh Krishna.
Nice start to 2011.
Rating: * * * +