Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Aakashagopuram is having its root in the play “Master Builders” by Henric Ibsen. As far as technicians of Aakashagopuram are concerned lot of Hollywood technicians are associating with this project. Naturally media hike was also there but after seeing the film, the question arising is "whether the crew had done it up to expectation?”If we say it as the career best of MohanLal, that will be ridiculous. His best has already come. If we say it as the best we are actually forgetting his past films like Bharatham, Kilukkam, Kamaldalam, Chithram, Pavithram, Dasaradham, NO 20 etc etc. If we say it as the best, we are actually saying that he acted very badly in the past. So a die hard fan also couldn’t say it as the best keeping the memories of his nice films.The movements, dialogues everything feels the movie as a play presented on screen. But one thing we can easily notice as a fault with this character is her age. She started loving him or they started love life at the age of 12..!! But at 22 also we are watching the same physique. If it’s a transition from 22 to 32, it’s OK but this is the transformation from a child to a matured women. Actually characters in the film doesn’t need a heavy effort from the performers part so there is not anything extra to deliver from their part.Background music is good and it helps to hide the faults to some extent. The best thing from Director is the camera. He had done camera work superbly with nice frames and lighting. We can feel the Devadoothan’ effect once more.Sound recording is also good. As far as a movie is concerned Presentation is the key part than story. Here story is a classic but the question is whether the presentation is good or not???Anyway KP Kumaran is back into Malayalam film industry after 20 years. His last film Rugmini was focused on the dark shades of human life, story of a girl who is getting into the company of prostitutes.Well done KP..!!

1 comment:

Magu said...

This film did not do justice to the play. A symbolic play like, Master Builder, 'should' give only secondary importance to dialogue. But here, I find dialogues being stressed. I didnt find any frames that got conveyed/stressed on the clairvoyance aspect of the story.

I didn’t feel anything about age (as Rajesh commented), for lust can occur at any age, and between any age groups. That is how it naturally occurs....:) And adolescence is a budding period, and such things happen and can be carried forward till the time, you are grown old, and could live only being dependent

Also I find it contradicting to have 21st century frames and 19th century frames shown for a particular situation. Eg: the office of the architect, it is shown as a contemporary country style interior with latest gadgets like PC's and even shows latest imaging s/w to the viewer. And the Architect is building, 18 and early 19th century structures

I didnt see any good frames, excpet for few frames, which made use of light and shadow, in very aesthetic manner. (may its because, I am a lover of light and shadow technique in visuals).. I don’t recollect any master piece, in music as well… it was a very common composition…

But, it gave me an effect of reading the book, as I concentrated on the dialogues, after first few frames, when I sensed, how the film was taken…