I’ve got an extra day off next week and I want to get back into the swing of things, so I need a Malayalam film to review. BUT! I am also sick and depressed (my sister gave me her cold and Christmas is over)! I don’t want any of that “and then the rain falls over their shattered lives” Malayalam endings. HAPPY! HAPPY HAPPY! What is happy and also high quality and also I haven’t watched/reviewed it yet?
Now, the last time I made a request similar to this, one of my suggestions was Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, because it is a romance with a happy ending and also very good. And that is true, but along the way it is NOT HAPPY.
And so I want to be very clear this time, I am willing to give Malayalam a try again, eager even, but I don’t want any rape, I don’t want any rain, I don’t want any “darkness of society revealed in shattered lives” nonsense. Oh, and no corrupt Nairs ruining everything in the village. I want sunshine and happiness and Kerala tourism board approved images of pretty landscapes. River boats would be fine too. And songs that go “twinkle twinkle twinkle”.
So, what do you think, does this movie exist? Or should I just give up and watch more Telugu movies by Sekhar Kammula until I feeling less depressed?