6 Melugu Vathigal Movie Review

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Reviews 20-Sep-2013 10:17 AM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Why don’t we see such movies in regularity? This is the first question that strikes your mind while walking out of theatres after watching Shaam’s 6 Melugu Vathigal. Filmmaker VZ Durai has persistently drew us into his films with an unique script, which sometimes was a box office hit and disasters as well. Then how to categorize this one? It’s all in your hands to make it reach the former league. This is purely content-ridden and Shaam’s splendid performance pushes it to the next level.

Let’s keep the synopsis in a wafer-thin style. It all begins in Kolkotta and we find a desolated rugged Ram (Shaam) in a dizzied situation. Instantly, the story takes a flashback, where we see his picture-perfect life with his sweet beautiful wife Lizzy (Ponam Kaur) and 6-yr old handsome son (Gautham). What first seems to be a happy day out for the couple turns out to be a shocking moment, when they discover their son is missing. What follows next is the helpless Ram running against time in search of his son that takes him through the dark world of conspiracies, where innocent souls undergo the excruciating trials.

Let’s start with the main protagonist and here we would prefer ‘The Script and Storytelling’ are the main heroes. Hats off to VZ Durai for a racy narration that keeps us intact throughout 135 minutes and there’s no point where you feel distracted. The dwindling breath of Shaam over the search and his emotional pathos to get back his son throws heavy appeal to us. His confrontations with Deewakar in Bhopal and the climax that leaves lump in your throats (revealing the scene would be a spoiler). To speak about the young boy Gautham, he just sweeps us on feet with his contradictory looks as a cute boy and pathetic chap in bleakness. Poonam Kaur doesn’t appear for more than 10-15 minutes, but a mother’s emotional outcry just with her voice (thanks to the dubbing artist albeit some mismatch in lip synch) keeps her image alive throughout.

The technical details are very well handled and the cinematographer deserves a lot of appreciation for capturing the scenic shots of different cities from Kolkotta to Bhopal in rugged way. If you’re spellbound over the background score or at least notice it, you wouldn’t agree to find the brand Srikanth Deva attached to it. He might not impress you so much, but deserves an appreciation for shifting to a different zone.

There’s not a single place, where you find the minus and by the last 10 minutes, your eyes get moistened and souls frozen in speechless gesture.

Thanks to VZ Durai for a top-notch meaningful film with a strong moral to every parent. You can’t go cleaning up the mess in the dirt-laden world, but ‘prevention is always better than cure’.

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