What: Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidhiyaadhaa - Prime Video recreates the magic again with these beauties after the soul stirring Putham Pudhu Kaalai.
After bringing together Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Rajiv Menon, and Karthik Subbaraj in Putham Pudhu Kaalai, the second anthology based on lockdown theme brings Balaji Mohan, Halitha Shameem, Madhumita, Richard Anthony and Surya Krishna to tell five enlightening stories of hope.
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidhiyaadhaa review
We take the stories one by one
Directed by Balaji Mohan and starring the lovely Gouri G Kishan and the wonderful TeejayArunasalam, Mugakavasa Mutham is a story of police constables Murugan (TeejayArunasalam) and Kuyili (Gouri G Kishan) undertake a heart-warming adventure to reunite two lovers. The exercise to unite the lovers brings out the inner feelings of Murugan and Kuyili towards one another.
Balaji Mohan tells a breezy, feel good and enlighteningly relevant dope of hope in this short film that sees Gouri G Kishan and TeejayArunasalam winning our hearts instantly.
Directed by Halitha Shameem and starring Lijomol Jose and Arjun Das this is brilliant rare mirror that also offers a window for change and accept the ‘new normal’.
A multilayered story of Nalla (Lijomol Jose) who is going through a break up in the pandemic, serendipitously meets Dheeran (Arjun Das) on a virtual wedding get together.
What follows is a series of deep meaningful conversations that enables them to develop a bond virtually and be alone together.
Build on that classic long distance relationships ethos with the lockdown pathos, Loner is about finding an ear to your soul and adapting to the situations, ready for change, friendship, companionship, the feel without touch that touches and caress your soul.
Believers in hope will cherish this Halitha Shameem little gem for a long long time where Lijomol Jose is just perfect and Arjun Das is truly amazing.
Directed by Madhumita and starring Nadiya Moidu and Joju George. The song sung by late legendary S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Chandrayee in the 2003 Tamil classic Anbe Sivam (Love Is God) may or may not be an inspiration but this is pure classic that reminds of the silent era in this pandemic era as it rekindles the lost love.
Yashoda (Nadiya Moidu) & Murali (Joju George) haven’t spoken in years despite living in the same house, in the shadow of their long-forgotten love. When Yashoda begins to show symptoms of the virus, the couple is forced to confront their distance and navigate complex emotions.
Madhumita depicts the power of love and longing in the most simple, real and relatable manner. Don’t be surprised if you find any similarity with this story and things happened or happening in yours or your dear one’s life.
The extraordinary acting talents of Nadiya Moidu and Joju George add more oil to this classic soul massage.
Directed by Richard Anthony and starring Aishwarya Lekshmi and Nirmal Pillai this is about coming to terms with the past while battling the horrors of present.
Through one defining week in her life, Shobi (Aishwarya Lekshmi) grapples with the inability to fully grieve for the death of her father, with whom she had an estranged relationship.
This one a bit haunting that subtly asks to come out from the darkness shadows and sorrows and look for hope is believable probing where Aishwarya Lekshmi is strikingly assured and restrained.
Produced by Pushkar & Gayatri, directed by Surya Krishna starring Sananth and Dhilip Subbarayan.
The Mask as the name suggest is the story of Arjun (Sananth) a quintessential work-from-home IT professional, struggles to tell his overbearing parents about his secret relationship. An out-of-the-blue rendezvous with an old school friend Velu (Dhilip Subbarayan) alters the course of both their lives and inspires self-acceptance like never before.
A heartfelt story of equality, acceptance that seems to be going over the top but gets shaped well as Velu (Dhilip Subbarayan – marvelous performance) opens up motivating Sananth to break his self imposed shell and come out from the closet.
Already said repeating it again, this is a beauty. Amazon Prime Video once again delivers a soul stirring stories of hope based on the ‘new normal’ Covid 19 pandemic life.