A couple weeks earlier got a chance to watch Kudaikkul Mazhai, again. Surprisingly it was telecast in Sun TV (I have a big rant against Sun TV, but that would be later). Don’t know whether they wanted to have at least one recent good movie in their collection or bought it by plain mistake! Having started this topic, here is one complaint against Tamil channels – Why do all of them take a good three years or more after the release, to telecast Tamil movies? Especially, when Hindi channels seem to be airing the movies barely one year after the release date. Is it because of some archaic agreement by the movie makers or all the channels plain stupid?
Already I have digressed quite a bit. Returning to the movie in question, I had already reviewed it here. But just wanted to add some deserving praise for it. Because even the second time I saw it I couldn’t find any flaw in it. This is the most perfect (or the perfect?) movie I have seen (of course “Hey Ram” is still my favorite movie). Though perfection may appear to be an elusive goal, it is feasible if the task is very well defined. Which is what this film does – it takes a theme of how fragile a person’s psyche may be and how it should not be offended for fun – and portrays it to near perfection. The movie would appear weird in a first viewing, but the climax justifies the weirdness. In a second viewing, we can see that everything in the movie moves towards the climax.
Just like how a complex but beautiful mathematical proof proceeds by pulling along disparate elements with it to lead to a beautiful result which wouldn’t be possible without any of the constituent elements. Even if the proof is difficult to understand and result doesn’t seem important enough to warrant the hard work, the proof should nevertheless be appreciated for the beautiful way in which it evolves. There lies, in summary, my appreciation for the movie.