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Mayookham Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, November 18, 2005 • മലയാളം ]
Mayookham Review
Saiju, Mamta, Jagathy Sreekumar, Saikumar, Vineeth, Nedumudi Venu, Kalabhavan Mani
KRG Arts
Bombay Ravi

Whatever you may have to say about the pace of Mayookham, you have to hand it over to director Hariharan for being steadfast in his convictions. His strength is in telling a story in all its entirety, without in anyway compromising for cinematic compulsions. Some might say see this to be a failure to evolve with the medium.

But there are some merits to be seen in his approach. If at all Mayookham fails then it has to be for its subject rather for its style (the story is so slow that it has so much time to even make it to the theaters!).  But even here, the director makes some pertinent observations on the quota and reservation system that exists in our system.

The story is straight forward. It is about Unni (Saiju) and Indra (Mamta), two friends, who drift after their childhood days. Unni is an iconoclast of sorts, not being happy with the established ideas and idioms of the society. He has trouble in fitting himself to the system. Indra is only one who understands him. She has more than a soft corner for him. She comes to his help at corners. But fate has something else in store for her. What happens to their love and whether Unni gets himself a job are questions for which answers come in the end.

Saiju and Mamta, both the newcomers exude confidence and look part of the role they have been entrusted. Of course, there is room for improvement. But this is only their beginning. Sai Kumar and Jagathy are efficient. But they have nothing much to do.

But music director Bombay Ravi has alot to do. He gives the film a good feel all through. His songs have the usual melody and softness to them

Hariharan does not like to hurry things (`unHurryharan' perhaps!). He takes his time to tell the tale. If you have the patience, Mayookham will appeal to you.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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