Humpty number of movies release in Kollywood these days and it has become hard to keep track of the really good ones. While many sink without a trace, some do manage to make an impact despite a none-too-formidable or star-studded cast.
Vignesh Menon, grandson of veteran film-maker K Shankar, has chosen make a movie based on a real-life incident. The story revolves around the life of a person affected by cerebral palsy.
Though this is Vignesh's debut venture, the rather mature handling of the subject gives us enough indication of the potential he has.
The story revolves around Jeeva, a school teacher with cerebral palsy, who is confined to his wheelchair. Yet, he spreads cheer everywhere he goes with his sunny disposition. How the character matures emotionally when faced with various life situations forms the crux of the story. The instances in Jeeva’s life like love, rejection and acceptance are looked at in detail.
Rahul Raveendran, who played the lead in Moscowin Kaveri plays the protagonist while Anuja Iyer plays the female lead. R Pandiarajan plays an important role that has a bearing in the script.
It must be said that the director has given an interesting interpretation of people affected by cerebral palsy that even a layman can understand.
The film revolves around five principal characters and focuses on the need to shower love and instill confidence in the minds of the physically-challenged. Vignesh Menon's has managed to give a gripping narration. Credit should also be given to both Anand J for his wonderful cinematography and the debutant Jubin, who has scored some heart-melting songs for the movie.
It is an off-beat entertainer, shot predominantly in Ooty, but proceeds at a rather languid pace, which is a dampener in an otherwise good attempt.