Sillu Karuppatti Movie Review
Samuthirakani ,Sunaina ,Nivedhithaa Sathish ,Leela Samson ,Baby Sara ,KravMaga Sree Ram ,K. Manikandan
Rahul as Maanja etc.
Directer – Halitha Shameem ,Producer – Venkatesh Velineni ,Written – Halitha Shameem ,Music – Pradeep Kumar ,Cinematography – Abinandhan Ramanujam*Manoj Paramahamsa*vijay karthik*yamini yagnamurthy ,Produc tion company – Divine Productions ,P R O – Suresh Chandra Rekha Done Etc.
Sillukaruppatti has 4 segments. The first titled Pink bag revolves around Maanja, a ragpicker who gets to see Mitty as he collects waste, and develops an instant liking for her. Later, he finds several valuables from Mitty’s house along with the waste. Maanja decides to return them to Mitty, though it isn’t easy. The second segment Kaaka Kadi revolves around an IT professional cum youtuber Mukilan whose life hits a low as he’s diagnosed with cancer, and then enters the full of life Madhu, who changes him and brightens his life. The third segment Turtles revolves around two senior citizens – Yashodha who had been single all through her life and Navaneethan who is still unable to get over the loss of his beloved, and how their paths cross, leading to a beautiful relationsh ip. The fourth segment Hey Ammu revolves around a husband and wife Dhanapal and Amudhini whose marital life turns bitter, with Dhanapal failing to understand Amudhini and her feelings, and how “Ammu” unites them.
We get not just one or two, but four stories in this anthology by director Halitha Shameem, and all of them revolve around the common theme- love. In the first story, Maanja (Rahul), a teenaged ragpicker who hails from a slum, begins to crush on Mity (Sara Arjun), a girl from a wealthy household. He starts collecting knicknacks from her garbage. The second story is about Madhu (Nivedhitha Sathish), who doesn’t like the idea of falling in love, but eventually ends up falling for Mukilan (Manikandan), a part-time meme creator, who has just disco vered that he has testicular cancer. And the third one, titled Turtles, revolves around Navaneethan (Kravmaga Sreeram) spots Yashoda (Leela Samson), both elders. While the former is a widower, the latter is a spinster. The last, but not the least, tracks the lives of Dhanapal (Samuthirakani) and his wife, Amudhini (Sunainaa). Dhanapal, despite being a good father, fails to understand the feelings and needs of his wife. Halitha Shameem has opted to make an anthology as her second directorial, and she has chosen the universal theme of love as the core of Silluk aruppatti.
While one can feel a rushed and unclear development of love/ feelings in the initial segment Pink bag, Halitha takes command right from the second segment Kaaka Kadi, where she brings together contrasting characters who meet by chance and develop a unique relationship and this gradual bonding is presented in an appealing manner with lovable performances from Manikandan and Nivethitha Sathish. Turtles presents another mem orable tale of love and companionship involving senior citizens, and then comes Hey Ammu, the most entertai ner of all, with Samuthirakani and Sunainaa competing with each other to score. Halitha hasn’t made any un nec essary attempts to interlink the 4 segments, though characters make an appearance in other tales, and has connected four unique tales with one common thread – love. Sillu Karuppatti is a completely positive, refreshing, must watch entertainer that’ll make you fall in love with the characters, celebrate love, and comes as a breath of fresh air amidst routine mass entertainers.
Be it the arrival of love from an unexpected, unseen stranger, or a love that brightens and motivates a man wh ose morale has dipped after a life threatening medical condition, the companionship and special love that two lonely hearts find in each other, or the gradual understanding of the feelings of partner, facilitated by a device, Halitha Shameem’s take on love is refreshing and unique, and never has a moment of sorrow and is filled with positivity. Great music by Pradeep Kumar and top notch Cinematography by the 4 people behind the camera make Sillukaruppatti a technically rich movie, and Halitha’s writing makes the movie engaging, despite being a completely conversational flick. Sillukaruppatti is Halitha Shameem’s assurance that there’s love all around, that it’ll find its way into your lives when you least expect it, how love can heal and boost morale and how you must cherish it.
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Sillu Karupatti is an anthology film, made up of four short stories, all with three recurring elements – man, woman and… what would you call it? Affection? Connection? Love? The film is clearly a feel-good movie – if that wasn’t already clear from the title (meaning slivers of palm jaggery) – and it mostly takes shape through the conversations between its lead characters. The four different stories are titled The Pink Bag, Kaaka Kadi, Turtles, and Hey Ammu.It could be compared to the latest Netflix series Modern Love – the idea isn’t entirely new to us as an audience. In fact, we know how most of these stories play out. Sillu Karupatti, however, manages to keep us engaged with its smooth veering away from the cliche.The stories are all familiar – a boy (Rahul) from a marginalised background is smitten by a girl (Sara Arjun) from an upper class family.
He finds her photo in a dumpyard that he regularly scouts for scraps to be sold, wipes away the dust and pockets it. At home, he hides it behind a mirror and grins at his reflection. Is he in love?A woman (Niveditha Sathish) not ices that she’s been sharing her cab ride with the same man (Manikandan) a few times and decides to find out more about him. He’s crying during their first ride, turns breathless and asks to be dropped midway in the se cond, and looks defeated in the third. Her curiosity piqued, she begins a conversation. They strike a conne ction and their cab conversations start becoming intense. Do they fall in love?At the hospital, two elderly people sit down at the same table to share a meal before they go back in for their postprandial blood tests. The man (‘Krav Maga’ Sreeram) has already seen the woman (Leela Samson) play with her granddaughter at the park, and so he’s been hoping to talk to her.
When they leave the health centre, she invites him for a turtle walk at the beach and he’s only too eager to oblige. They discuss their lives during the walk and a connection is formed. Does age matter for falling in love?A typical married couple – the wife (Sunainaa) toils through the day while the husband (Samuthirakani) is absent minded and negligent. She has a breakdown eventually and the husband tries to appease her in small ways. She’s yearning for a miracle to save their marriage and it comes mysteriously enough. Do they rediscover the spark?The stories are simple and the characters are of people we’ve seen before. None of it is hard to imagine and this familiarity can be a dampener. The dialogues too had the scope of becoming so much more. For instance, the conversations between the two in the cab on the topics of love come off as Whatsapp conversations rather than an exchange between two people in real time.
But the film does make it interesting at points – especially the recorded message that the girl listens to in The Pink Bag, the thing about a kiss in Turtles and the wife opening up to an AI device in Hey Ammu. Some of them tip towards the cheesy but thankfully there’s no overdose of it. The stories are not without their problems. The meet-cutes are also creepy. In Kaaka Kadi the woman cyber stalks the man and knows quite a bit about him even before they introduce themselves to each other in person. In The Pink Bag the boy literally lurks outside the girl’s house and there’s a brief scene that might scare anyone (I would’ve definitely called the cops).The one with the married couple needs a lot of thinking over, especially with how the husband reacts to his wife’s breakdown. But I believe, as audience we’ll have to observe the places that we find funny in a film.
I found it offensive that the audience inside the theatre that I watched this film laughed and clapped when the husband dismissed her complaints and said, “Drink women’s Horlicks and go sleep. You’ll feel better.” This in the middle of a fight.As for the performances, the young boy’s friend from the first story was a natural with his acting and his comic timing was enjoyably on point. The film also had quite a few funny moments, sneaked in like slivers of palm jaggery. While Pradeep Kumar’s music was evocative, the background score was getting in the way in most places. On the whole, Sillu Karupatti is an enjoyable film to end this year with, on a sweet note for sure.
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Written By- T.H.PRASAD -B4U-Ratting-3 /5