Kinar review: A serious take on some topical issues and is an honest attempt
Kinar review: A serious take on some topical issues
Sunday 25 February 2018
M A Nishad
Jayaprada, Pasupathy, Archana
Director M A Nishad’s Kinar, as the title suggests, is about a well full of water which is literally right in the midst of a controversy.
The main characters in the film are introduced through linear tracks. It all starts when a TV channel assigns three of their reporters to track a bold woman, who managed to solve a long pending issue.
There are some events happening before the focus is shifted to a village called Puliyanmala, in the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border. Indira (Jayaprada) reaches there after her husband’s sad demise, along with Razeena (Parvathy Nambiar), whose husband Riyas was nabbed by the police charging him as a terrorist.
Soon after reaching the village, they have to face a rather curious situation. The Panchayat in the Kerala side claims that since the well is within their part of the border, water cannot be taken to Tamil Nadu region, where the house is situated.
The story then narrates how Indira fights against this ridiculous argument and some corrupt politicians, who are trying to exploit the opportunity. Indira was a housewife who had no courage to face difficult situations but the hurdles that she has to go through makes her really brave. Eventually she becomes the leader of a mass movement involving the innocent villagers.
It’s a relevant story that has been presented here in an engaging way. And it is indeed refreshing to watch a story where women take the lead instead of the regular dose of movies where the role of actresses is mostly to give support to the invincible male leads.
Jayaprada is convincing as Indira, while Archana is brilliant as Sugandhi. There are a few other women characters who makes an impression, like the ones played by Revathy, Seema and Parvathy Nambiar. Renji Panicker and Pasupathi also comes up with impressive shows.
Kinar is a serious take on some topical issues and is an honest attempt, with a few able women at the helm of affairs. Give it a try!
Kinar review- Verdict: Genuine and relevant