The tasteful method by which a few of the motion sequences are staged usually makes us overlook all our million grouses with Tinu Pappachan’s movie
When males bursting to the brim with their egos determine to battle one another, they don’t want a motive. When these males are in a movie, they don’t want a script, nor the presence of a girl on the display. That will need to have been how the preliminary discussions of Tinu Pappachan’s Ajagajantharam panned out — for that’s precisely what takes place through the film’s two hour-runtime.
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The entire narrative is ready across the night time of a pooram competition at a temple. The breathless tempo of the film is ready proper in these early sequences, once we swap between the fully-dressed up drama troupe who’re arriving a little bit too late, the elephant and the crew of mahouts who appear to be raring for a battle, the native goon and his gang of mates who’re celebrating his birthday, and the happenings at a marriage celebration. One can sense the strain increase in every of those separate conditions, and all of it heading to a collision course.
There actually is not any character one can root for right here, for a median viewer is commonly left questioning why all of them are eager to have a battle. However then all of them appear to be caught in a form of online game the place you possibly can’t assist however battle one another! Lali (Antony Varghese) appears to be essentially the most troublesome of the lot, together with his propensity to create a battle wherever he’s current, be it a marriage or a temple competition. The opposite gang led by Kannan (Arjun Ashokan), all of whom are jobless and are considered contemptuously by their very own members of the family, aren’t any much less wanting to hit again.
- Director: Tinu Pappachan
- Forged: Antony Varghese, Arjun Ashokan
In his second movie after his debut with Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil, Tinu Pappachan appears to proudly carry the affect of Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu; simply that it’s an elephant right here instead of a buffallo. The intention is clearly to create a sensory expertise, which a temple competition offers ample scope for. Aided by Justin Varghese’s pulsating rating and Jinto George’s cinematography, the film does succeed on this particular endeavour, with the story or the script not creating any type of hindrance… as each are non-existent.
No try is made to point out us the minds of those characters or their backgrounds, which might maybe give us a touch as to why all of them behave the best way they do. A few of the fights are began for no motive in any respect, apart from for the sake of getting a tiff, and be a motive for a vibrant explosion of fast-paced motion and sound on display. Nevertheless, the tasteful method by which a few of these sequences are staged usually makes us overlook all our million grouses with the movie.
But, by the tip, Ajagajantharam solely leaves us with the query, “All of that, for what?” In the meantime, by the point we attain the climax, the scriptwriter (sure, there’s one) even forgets the one girl character that was created — seemingly for the sake of it.
Ajagajantharam is at present operating in theatres