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Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa film overview: A sequel with simpler pandemic perspectives-Entertainment News , Firstpost

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa has nice set of tales that captures the mosaic of feelings with larger element

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa roughly interprets to ‘Won’t a brand new daybreak arrive’. Ideally, it’s a query. But right here, and in actuality, the phrase is rhetoric. The pressing dread of the pandemic has languished to relaxed however deep dread. You can sense this shift within the new instalment of Amazon’s Tamil pandemic anthology. The first anthology (Putham Pudhu Kaalai) obtained some criticism for romanticising the pandemic, and the lockdowns, a tad an excessive amount of. Covid may need pushed us all to introspect and search connections, but it surely was additionally about unexpected loss and grief. The second set of tales achieves this steadiness with extra finesse — it captures the mosaic of feelings with larger element.

Mugakavasa Mutham

For the privileged of us, lockdowns meant staying at dwelling and off the roads. But what concerning the people who find themselves imposing these guidelines? Tamil cinema is notorious for exhibiting police personnel as superhumans. But in Balaji Mohan’s breezy Mugakavasa Mutham, they’re regular folks caught in a thankless job. Murugan (TeeJay) and Kuyilu (Gouri Kishen) man a covid test put up. Love blossoms amid tasteless meals, dance consciousness movies, masks, vaccines, and home-cooked meals. Balaji Mohan retains his comedian book-ish remedy and the lighter moments work. But the movie loses footing when it tries to change into severe, albeit briefly. The dialogues felt tangibly incongruous, identical to Gouri Kishen’s make-up.

Loners

For those caught at dwelling, what’s a lockdown with out loneliness? Loners, starring Lijomol and Arjun Das, seems like a brief spotlight reel of the second wave. Halitha Shameem packs the quick with references — on-line weddings, distant photoshoots, Twitter areas, deaths of personalities like Vivekh and KV Anand. Chennai’s new alarm tone ‘Vaccine a podunga makka’ blares within the background. The quick captures how the pandemic pushed us to collectively take refuge within the Internet — discovering methods to be new folks, and to fulfill new folks. As the spunky Nalla and the delicate Dheeran, Lijomol and Arjun Das give very rooted and affecting performances. Even with a number of tough edges, the honesty and vulnerability within the writing caress your coronary heart gingerly. It captures the solace that solely strangers can present.

Mouname Paarvaiyaal

Why is it that we discover it really easy to pour our hearts out to strangers, however barely speak to our household about our emotional wants? What occurs when silence just isn’t a situation, however a alternative? This brings us to Madhumitha’s quick Mouname Paarvaiyaal. It’s a title that superbly matches this elegant dance of gesture and routine. Also, what a terrific pair Nadiya and Joju George make — unconventional however terrific casting. It’s wonderful how a lot attraction the actors deliver to the display screen with no single phrase spoken and it’s additionally the movie with the least quantity of exposition. There’s a scene the place you see Yashoda (Nadiya) and Murali (Joju George) having dinner. The photographs have been staged to make it seem to be they’re consuming collectively. But moments later, you see that they’re actually alone, even with one another. Mouname Parvaiyaal reveals how the pandemic has helped rekindle forgotten bonds. By offering a typical enemy, it has made us recalibrate emotionally.

The Mask

Suriya Krishna’s The Mask takes the route not usually taken with a homosexual protagonist. The quick equates the masks with the closet, juxtaposing the psychological claustrophobia of the pandemic with the social judgement on the queer group. “Every day is a lockdown for us,” says Arjun (Sananth). But the movie loses steam when it meanders round Velu (Dileep Subbarayan). The exchanges don’t actually tie in collectively and the narrative appears contrived. The Mask is the one quick on this anthology the place the pandemic feels force-fitted, extra like an afterthought.

Nizhal Tharum Idam

Director Richard Antony creates an intimate, private temper piece on loneliness with Nizhal Tharum Idam. Poignantly written, the movie examines the paradox of emotional connection. In our undivided mourning of the lifeless, will we neglect to stay and the residing? Why will we really feel so distant with some folks even when they’re sitting proper subsequent to us, however discover solace in an individual or an intangible reminiscence. Aishwarya provides an affecting however restrained efficiency that superbly compliments Nizhal Tharum Idam’s evocative, atmospheric fashion.

Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa is streaming on Amazon Prime Video

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Ashameera Aiyappan is a movie journalist who writes about Indian cinema with a give attention to South Indian movies.

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