Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Kanjeevaram"; the original Priyan is back


Priyan is back with his original creation. I think he himself is frustrated with his continued remakes in Hindi. Maybe that he wanted some relief or connecting back to what originally he is; and that's why the movie "Kanjeevaram". A good movie should make you feel different, it should take you for a roller coaster ride of thoughts. Watching in itself should be an experience. Although I cannot quantify each and everything that is mentioned, I know these are the yardsticks for me to conclude whether the movie is good, wonderful, excellent. So what is "Kanjeevaram" ?


This is the story of a weaver who is good at his work. He is someone who has aspirations like any other young man, husband, father.The story starts with his first blow for his aspirations. His dream was to have his bride wearing silk sari on their marriage. All his savings as a young man was not enough for him to afford that. The story takes you through his continued effort to make one silk sari.Maybe due to his intense aspiration, that he got attached to "Communist" movement. He also gets away from the movement due to the same intensity. By the way, I have a suggestion to Pinarayi Vijayan and VS; this is the time that you should have a trigger on what "Communist party" stood for. Maybe "Kanjeevaram" will give you a fresh insight.

This movie is not only the story of ambitions of a young man. It also left me thinking, how a "wrong deed" can turn into an "absolute right thing to do" over a period of time. The movie shows you, how a worker was abused and what huge profit that landlords looted from them. It does justify him for stealing "silk" from the factory to fulfill his ambitions when we look back at the present time, where rights of a worker is well protected by constitution. But all his coworkers and every one around him thrashed him for this unpardonable mistake.If the rules of the system is unjustified, is it "wrong" to break it ? This is such a big question! Guru, Rangdebsanti had talked about it.

Anyway, "Kanjeevaram" is a quite refreshing watch. People who dont understand "Tamil" pick up a copy with sub-titles. It is a must watch and a yummy food for thought. Although you feel, its dragging for sometime, sincerity in the making of the film hold you tight to the screen. Priyan, you have a very nice way of telling the story, why dont you continue doing this? "We want more". Have n't you made enough money ? I was also surprised on the background score and the music, is it really MG Sreekumar? If yes, "Good going man, very good work to start with".

"Kanjeevaram" indeed is a "wonderful" watch and a must see. It did make me feel something very special.

4 comments:

movieworldactres said...

Nice Review.

Priyan at last made a good movie.
Everyone was fedup with his messy comedy movies

JimmieDAderhol said...

good post................................................

Sonu said...

i Liked this movie..i liked this review..expecting more movie reviews from you...
:)

Laji said...

@Sonu: Thanks..I know u too like movies..please do trigger me if u come across something good..