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Thilakan, Murali, Manoj K Jayan, Meera Vasudev, Indrajith, Salim Kumar, Subair, Ibrahim, Bindu Panicker
Madhu Kaithapram
Kaithapram Viswanathan


Thursday, January 1, 1970 • മലയാളം Comments

Life is never uncomplicated. The reasons for one's insecurity maybe many. But the eventual outcome of feeling hopeless and lost is common, especially among the oldies.

Ekantham tackles the subject of old age issues. The feeling of being left out and paranoia is common in many elder citizens. As we said, the causes vary.

In this film, newcomer director Madhu Kaithapuram juxtaposed the predicament of two brothers --- one with children and one without any issues --- feeling forlorn for different reasons. The thing about Ekantham is that it doesn't get into polemic of doesn't pontificate; it just showcases the problems of two different individuals. The conclusions are for you to derive.

The story is verily about two brothers (played by Thilakan and Murali). One is on the verge of retiring and has just lost his wife. So his fears and helplessness are understandable. The other has children who are well-settled in life. Yet, he also feels not being in the loop.

The elder brother goes to live with the younger one, hoping to find things different there. But alas, it is not the case. The children have their own life to lead.

Madhu Kaithapuram has adroitly just put a mirror to the happenings in life and used it to craft a sensitive film. Having been a assistant to Jeyaraj, he understands the subtlety and softness make for good cinema.

The cast comprising Thilakan, Murali, Manoj K Jayan and Meera Vasudev also understand this. They have come up with some inspired performances.

Must be a good watch, really.