Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu review-A small film with a big heart
Watch it because gems like these are hard to find
Friday 2 June 2017
Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu
Viddharth, Raveena, George
There’s an inherent sincerity in Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu, that compels you to look beyond its shortcomings. It has its heart in the right place that deserves your time.
People of Naduvampatti go on a road trip in a lorry to their family deity temple to sacrifice a goat for the well-being of the newly wed couple Ramamurthy (Viddharth) and Seetha (Raveena). To impress Seetha, Ramamurthy drives the lorry and in a freak accident, the vehicle hits something and to their shock they find a dead man and a bike!
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After the initial shock and heated argument, everyone in the vehicle decides to cover up the murder for the sake of the couple and a lawyer also reaches the spot! What’s next is an interesting tale strongly portraying how people feel culpable for a loss of a human life whereas they kill animals in the name of sacrifice and worship without any guilt.
Films like Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu stand out as there is a strong content and message which is told in a simple, realistic manner with loads of humour. The characters are lively and raw that after a point of time, we don’t really see them as actors and feel like being there, feel their emotions, wit, and distress. In fact, not just characters, our heart slowly goes out to the voiceless goat, which speaks volumes about the kind of impact created by the film.
Viddharth once again proves that he is an actor with substance and chooses films which are close to reality. All through the film, we never notice Viddharth’s acting prowess but at the end of the day, he justifies the character given to him. All the actors even in small roles shine. The movie has beautiful music with a tinge of folk and the climax is a scream.
In the end, the movie is a beautiful, moving experience.Two big thumbs up for Suresh Sangaiah’s Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu. It’s a sweet, simple story of life in a village, a bittersweet tale of human frailties, a small film with a big heart. Watch it because gems like these are hard to find.
Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu review- Verdict: Poignant rural drama