Anomalisa Review

Charlie Kauffman is one of those rare gems still making movies that make a case for cinema being the greatest of all art forms. His latest feature Anomalisa is another addition to his esteemed work. It is an animated feature, but is more realistic than most of the dramas I have seen throughout my lifetime.

Micheal is an inspirational speaker who is tired of his mundane existence. Everyone he meets looks and sounds the same. Change ushers in with a chance encounter with Lisa, a lively woman.

This is probably the funniest movie Charlie Kauffman has ever written, and yes, most of the fun comes from the fact that everyone in this complex tale of human existence and loneliness is a puppet. There is extremely witty one-liners. Take for example the letter Micheal reads in the beginning from his ex-girlfriend ‘Dear Micheal, fuck you. How could you just leave after all that fucking fucking ?‘. That is real humor, which springs at you spontaneously and leaves you spellbound with its wit as well as intelligence.

The animation featured is not as a gimmick. Although I believe it is used primarily for the narrative purposes since most of the characters have the same face, it helps in treating this as a true love story. Take the love-making scene which would have otherwise just have been plain erotic if it had been done with live actors. Animation brings a humor and an odd cuteness to it.

The script, as expected is weirder than expected. One of the most mind-blowing scene features Micheal being called to meet the manager of the hotel. Forget the hilarious dialogues, rarely have I laughed so much at the production design. It is a masterstroke of genius.

Anomalisa has an abstract plot of sorts, and I would be lying if I say I comprehended it all. But, I comprehended enough to know what was going on and care deeply about these characters. And that was more than enough for me. I fell in love with this movie.

RATING : 9.3 / 10

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Room Review

Room confines us in a setting reminiscent of Plato’s myth of the cave. The confines of this space are shared by Joy and her son, who have been help captive in that room for seven years. Room is one of the most extraordinary tales to have been captured in film for it is a celebration of life like none other.

But the real struggle begins when they are free. We see Jack and Joy wading through a world as alien it can be to them, and starting to appreciate even the hellish life they lead in that shed called the Room. The movie is adapted from the book of the same name, which was loosely inspired by a real incident of the same nature, making this one of those rare cases where the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination can invent.

Brie Larson is mesmerizing as Joy. Her performance brings about a honest brutality to her character missing in cinema since Charlize Theron graced the screen in Monster. Lenny Abrahamson creates extremely complex characters in the form of Joy and Jack, for they both form the emotional backbone of this movie. He materializes a beautiful mother-son relationship where both characters plunge into emotional distress, with only the thoughts of the other one helping them sail through.

Room creates an atmosphere through its deliberate slow-pacing to let the us, the viewers, soak in the same emotions Jack experiences when a whole world is thrown out to him, a world seemingly endless in comparison to his 11 ft × 11 ft existence. The scene in which Jack finally sees the world is one of the greatest moments in cinema, which in any given day, would give a stiff competition to the scene where Pandora surfaces on the screen in Avatar.

Room is one of those unforgettable experiences one cherishes long after the movie ends and is without a doubt, one of the greatest movies ever made.

RATING : 9.5 / 10

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Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam Review

There is a scene in which after undergoing speech therapy, Sudhi gives a speech in his school. After finishing the speech, there is a moment of relief on his face. Eyes moistened, face smiling as if he had undergone some kind of redemption. It is one of the most emotionally charged moments I have seen in recent cinema history and left an imprint on my mind.

I haven’t seen a movie for a long time which has had an impact on my life as this one. It is one of those harrowing, emotional experiences that come rarely in movie-watching experiences.

As a nerd, I have always had problems. And no, no one teases me or anything like that. As a nerd, the biggest problem is you have difficulty in expressing yourself. Your mind is filled with ideas about so many topics and no cares to listen about them. I related to this movie. It is about a man who struggles to get through life normally because of his stuttering problem. But what is it really about ? It is about a man who is frustrated with the fact that although he is intelligent, he cannot express himself.

If it was a movie about stuttering, it would have been a huge failure. But it is about the incapability of expressing oneself. It never exploits the stuttering part as well, nor is it exploited to bring about emotions. It is shown as a problem. The movie has emotionally charged moments which will definitely bring you to tears. The performance by Jayasurya is one for the books. What a great balanced portrayal it is ! The chemistry between TG Ravi and KPAC Lalitha is endearing.

Movie is humorous in nature and has plenty of laugh out loud scenes. There are particularly two vertigo shots that completely change the dynamics of the movie and this camera technique hasn’t been put to such use since Vertigo itself.

Did I like the movie ? No, I loved it. I think after 20 years, I will still be thinking about this movie. How it changed my perspective about life, how it inspired me, and how it changed my life forever. It is one of those rare cinematic experiences which I can truly, and proudly, hail as great. Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam is a masterpiece.

 Rating :- 9.5 / 10

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