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Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal

Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 07 December 2015

Movie Title

Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal

Director

Dr. Biju

Star Cast

Kunchacko Boban, Anumol

Dr. Biju’s Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Birds with large wings) is about the harmful effects caused by the unethical use of the pesticide Endosulfan in the plantations of Kasaragode district of Kerala. 

The impact of the pesticides on people living nearby is indeed shocking and the environmental activists have raised this issue for several years now. However it has all fallen on deaf years, with the authorities continuing with their ghastly act, without considering the repercussions.

Here, Kunchacko Boban plays a press photographer who takes great pains to meet the suffering people and bring out the issue in front of the public. He meets the victims, whose physical growth is believed to have been affected by the deadly impact of the pesticide and presents their sorry plight before the international community at an environment conference of world nations at Canada.

Your heart is sure to break while watching that heart wrenching tales of those victims and their families. There are times when the photographer breaks down in front of those bed-ridden victims, as they narrate their sad stories. 

Dr. Biju succeeds in conveying the message but the question is how effective is this effort, when you consider it as a feature film. 

This one is essentially the documentation of mostly already known facts, with some drama added here and there. The issue is relevant, genuine and noble but the question is about how it has been narrated. The director has taken enough cinematic liberties adding characters and incidents to actual facts.

Kunchacko Boban has performed earnestly. Actors like Nedumudi Venu, Salim Kumar and Suraj Venjarammoodu comes in between in brief roles. Anumol has more of a supporting role.

may not be an easy watch, not just because of its content that is extremely disturbing. Still, it helps to open the eyes of all to realize the gravity of situation and that should be appreciated.

Verdict: Above Average

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