Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bhagyadevatha...Sathyan Anthikad




Saw Bhagyadevatha is directed by Sathyan Anthikad, the director who freshened the minds of the Malayali with green fields, brooks, rustic life, village outposts and family drama. After meandering through slightly weak urban based themes like Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, Yathrakarude Shraddhakyai and the immensely forgettable Innathe Chintavishayam (which means something to think about in these times..what were we supposed to think about? how in the world could three cool women fall in love with a pudgy guy and fight over him???? C'mon) Sathyan has returned to his small village to find solace in the simpletons and their intrigues. But unlike the villagers in the earlier films, today Sathyan's hero is a greedy cable guy for whom dowry is the big draw...not the bride. The storyline is rather predictable but Jayaram has done a wonderful job...you hate him every minute of the movie...a real class act.Naren is the perfect guy as always. the rest of the cast are a bit type cast and so seem stale. O yes and the setting is Christian which is a good ploy as audiences are tired of seeing Hindu dowry sagas. The ending is highly predictable...no prizes for guessing it. All said and done, it is good film especially with the slight surprises.

about love and hate...

As the saying goes...there is just a thin line dividing love and hate. sometimes the two are so close so as to feel like an extension of the other. There are times of my life when as an individual, I have been rather snooty about sharing myself, knowledge, happiness and physical presence with others who I felt were beneath me. Going back to those days I do feel amused by the cockiness and the presumption I displayed. But often these are the people who are genuine in their likes and their overtures emanate from a true desire for company. But now looking back I rue the lost chance of making wonderful friends sooner. Better late than never. This post is for many others like me who thought the people around them were uncool and not worth befriending. our life is only as long the breath we take..that breath to the next is a long time..let's not clog it with hate, pride or cold shoulders. Encompass all in your happiness and don't expect anything in return...In a while, you will be the happiest person on Earth!!! Enjoy