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Monday, August 17, 2009

Pokisham

Yesterday I got to watch the movie Pokisham by Cheran. When I was in the theater I was really not impressed by the movie, but when I came out of it I realized that I failed to understand its beauty. It deals with the emotions of love, its pain and its happiness. The story starts with Cheran’s son reading the letters written by his father to Padmapriya during his younger days, how they got to know each other, how their love blossomed and how it ended. The story goes like this. Lenin (Cheran) works as marine engineer in Calcutta comes to his native place to look after his father, Damodaran (played by Vijaykumar) who is admitted to hospital. Nathira’s (Padmapriya) mother is also admitted to the same hospital when they meet each other. Lenin helps Nathira by paying money to the hospital when her mother was to be operated. As, the time passed both become good friends. Lenin in the meantime leaves for Calcutta. Damodaran writes a letter to Lenin asking him to write a letter to Nathira as she was not there when he left the hospital. Lenin writes a letter to Nathira and this continued and both started loving each other. As the days passed, frequency of letter increased. Lenin goes to Nagoor (Nathira’s house) to meet her. Damodaran comes to know about this and both goes to Nagoor to seek the Nathira for Lenin. Being a muslim, both feared that her father will reject their love. But for everyone’s surprise, he accepts them and asked for time for marriage. What happenes later, whether they got married or not forms the rest of the story.

The songs are good and pleasing to ears. I am really impressed with the art direction and the cinematography. The director brings out the old memories of many people through letter writing which is almost extinct today with the advancement of technologies. The movie is boring for all those who watch it as a cinema but when one realizes the beauty of hand written letters, the movie is beautiful. I wouldn’t say it as a great movie but a good movie. When compared to Cheran’s previous works, Pokisham is not a really a pokisham for all but all those lost letters of millions, this is indeed a Pokisham.

I always feel that a handwritten greeting card has got more value and than a costly gift which does not evoke any emotions. I realized myself when I got a greeting card from my sister. The feeling was completely different than how I felt when I received a gift. I don’t say that gifts doesn’t evoke any emotions but less when compared to a handwritten.Technology can make the world small, but it sheds the real feeling and emotions.


My rating is 3/5.

2 comments:

Dinesh Vel said...

as u aware i was sitting next to u...

i rate this movie as 2/10.. (tat 2 is for camera work....)

i found this is a crappy work by cheran....

the negative points are...

What exactly the director wants to convey is not all identified...

Son reading his father early life is perfect, but what kind of emotions the son reflects after completing the diary is not at all good....

There is no practicality found in the whole movie, which was the backbone of cherans all previous movies


Final Comments....

U can even go after interval... though you havent missed anything, and you can leave well before the climax... as you can guess what would be....

Barath.M said...

@Dinesh,
I accept ur view, but as I said earlier, if any1 sees this as a just cinema, it ll be difficult for them to appreciate the beauty of letters.. Cheran is trying to portay the importance of handwritten letters in the era of email and sms..