Friday, 26 July 2013

101 Chodyangal - Exclusive Movie Review



101 Chodyangal - Exclusive Movie Review


Directed by     Sidhartha Siva
Produced by     Thomas Kottakkakam
Written by     Sidhartha Siva
Music by     M. K. Arjunan
Cinematography     Prabhath E K
Editing by     Bibin Paul Samuel
Studio     7E Studios
Release date(s)   July 26, 2013
Country     India
Language     Malayalam 


Indrajith Sukumaran
Lena Abhilash




A Class V student is given an assignment to frame 101 questions. The film is about the kid's journey to frame those questions and his  its answers. There is also a story running parallel to it, of the kid's father, who loses his job as a factory employee . The two parallel streams converge at the end as each of the '101th question' is unfolded before us.

101 Chodyangal is directed by Debutant Director Sidhartha Siva [noted actor, comedian & host]. The film has won awards for best children's film & best child artist (Male) at Nation Awards 2012-13. Minon, for his impressive debut, also won best child artist (Male) awards at Kerala State Film Awards & Kerala Film Critics Awards.

'101' chodyangal is a simple story story told in a simple manner. After TD Dasan & Manjadikkuru another film that tells the story of kids, based on his POV. It is a must watch movie for Parents & especially Kids. It may not be entertaining, might not have crass comedy, mass songs, over the top action but it has got a soul and is pure from the heart. 

Debutant Siddarth has done a nice job, without going the art house way told us an entertaining and thought provoking story. All the actors have done very good job, especially Minon. Just one song in the movie. Music & BG are passable, not something we look forward to in such a film. Camera work was okay, but could have avoided some cliched/ unnecessary shots. Editing is good, it doesn''t lag at any pont with a runtime of under 3 hours.

Please take your kids to movies like these

Verdict: Good 


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