Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Many a mallu boy has dreamed of a beautiful young woman showing up as the household help and falling to his wiles. Typically the situation ends badly with the woman getting screwed over and having to move on with a wad of cash and bad memories. One would think that such a story would be crass and without enough nuance to be made in to a film. That his where the genius of M. T. Vasudevan Nair rears its head as he weaves this simple tale in to a masterpiece. Well almost... he enters an avenue that could have been explored so much more but he decides it is a dead end without walking its entire length. And yet the film has a grace and poignancy to it that is not easily achievable.

Rating: * * +

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