Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ITHRA MAATHRAM - Review


Ithra Maathram - Review

REVIEW: ITHRA MAATHRAM

Dir: K Gopinathan

Camera: K G Jayan

Music: Jaison J Nair

Cast: Swetha Menon, Biju Menon

FACTFILE: Ithra Maathram is based on a novel with the same title by Kalpetta Narayanan. Writer K Gopinathan is making his debut with the movie starring Swetha Menon and Biju Menon.

THE PLOT: Sumithra (Swetha Menon) is a 38-year-old housewife, living in a village in Wynad. She lives with her husband Vasudevan (Biju Menon) and daughter Anasuya (Baby Malavika). When the story begins, Sumithra is dead. From then on her life, dreams and her feelings that not many knew about are being revealed through the anecdotes by several characters.

THE REVIEW: As it usually happens, when books are adapted into movies, there is a tussle between the written word and its visual presentation. It is seen in Ithra Maathram as well. But what eventually happens is that the film barely gets out of it all and makes an impact of its own.

The director tries a bit too much to give the film a serious tone. The lines then become too dramatic and some usual ingredients of the format get added to it as a result.

Still, the film does succeed in conveying certain noble thoughts to the viewer. Swetha Menon is good and the rest of the cast is fine.

RATING: 2.5/5

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