5 Sundarikal - Exclusive Movie Review
Conceived & Produced by Amal Neerad
Music by Gopi Sundar, Bijibal, Prashant Pillai, Yakzan Gary Pereira
Cinematography Amal Neerad, Shyju Khalid, Rajeev Ravi, Ranadive, Alby
Editing by Vivek Harshan
Studio Amal Neerad Productions
Release date(s) 20 June 2013
Anchu Sundarikal is an anthology of 5 short films each of 30mins (approx) in length. The film is dedicated to celebrate '100 years of Indian Cinema' & '2 Decades of Camaraderie' (between the 5 directors). The 5 stories deals with the lives of 5 women.
Director Anwar Rasheed
Cinematographer Amal Neerad
*ing Asmitha Sood, Fahadh Faasil, Honey Rose, Chemban, Vinod Jose, Vinayakan,
A story of wife & husband, happening in one night. Shows the strength & purity of husband & wife relationship. Good perfomance by Fahadh Faasil. Gives a nice message, a feel good episode.
Director Sameer Thahir
Cinematographer Shyju Khalid
*ing Isha Sharvani, Nivin Pauly
A story of a thief and a girl who is alone in her house on a new year's eye. A Romantic episode with a double twist in the end. Is a feel god rom-com. Nothing out of the box.
Director Aashiq Abu
Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi
*ing Kavya Madhavan as Gowry Lakshmi
*ing Biju Menon, Jayasurya, Tini Tom, Rimi Tomy, Shine Tom Chacko
Story of relationship between husband and wife who are living alone with out the support of family or relatives.
IS The weakest of the lot. A forced twist in the end. Didn't convey the message properly, if the director intended something.
Director Amal Neerad
*ing Reenu Mathews, Dulquer Salman, Muthumani, Jinu Ben
Another good one. Story told from the PoV of a wheel chair ridden guy, about the gossip mongers living in a colony and a lovely couple. Conveys a message (may be more than one), that too beautifully. A true reflection of Malayali society
Director Shyju Khalid
*ing Anika, Chethan, Guru Somasundaram
The best of the lot. Is the very first episode in 5 Sundarikal. It takes a while to recover from the impact that the movie creates, feels like been hit with a ton of bricks. Superb perfomances by the two child artist and heart pricking screenplay and visuals, can be compared to 'Bridge' in 'Kerala Cafe'
The common thing in all these 5 short films which are story wise independant are the brillaint cinematography and Background+Music. The locations are also breath taking especially in S.L, Gauri & Aami. editing is also very good.
5 sundarikal is not everyones cup of tea. Its for those who live & love cinema. Its the celebration of Indian cinema, especially Malayalam cinema. Most of the episodes mentioned succeds in making some sort of an impact.
a Movie that is made just because of the passion for cinemam, by 5 friends, not considering the box office aspects - A Brave attempt indeed
Please try to watch it !!!