Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu (1988), Manoj Bajpai, Dus Tola and Aspirin

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If you have a set of raised eyebrows and your eyes have finished one glorious back flip before you even began reading this, think about yours truly who sat through the movie, just because my curiosity got the better of me. The dictionary describes whimpering as ” crying with low, plaintive, broken sounds”. Which is exactly what I did for the 20 minutes by brain allowed me to take in the drama (?).

Now that I have put the griping behind me, here is it upfront. It seems to be the debut feature of Director Ajoy, of remaking Sathyan Anthikkad‘s classic Ponumattiyudanna Tharavu (1988), and ended up throwing the classic under the bus. And it came out, dipped in red.

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Onnu Muthal Poojyam Varey (1986)

The movie hall where I watched Onnu Muthal Poojyam Varey (1986) – From One to Zero has now disappeared and in its place stands a shopping arcade.  It was a beautiful movie that  revolved around a young, widowed mother, her adorable little daughter and this unknown caller who befriends the child, and before she knows,  is inextricably drawn into this relationship and realizes that the Voice has become an inseparable part of her life. It is also a depressing moniker of the progression of  a story, from hope to hopelessness and perchance a faint ray on the horizon.

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