Orange Muttai Tamil Movie Review by Kavitha Rajesh
As an addict of Indian Cinema living in the UK, one of my main hobbies is to watch a Film on my own terms. By that, I mean that I am one of those eccentrics that makes extreme efforts to not read a review, listen to a Radio or TV Interview and yell at anyone who comes within four feet of me with careless sentences such as ” The Climax scene where ‘X’ happens was superb!”
Yes! I like to live the Cinema while watching it and make up my own mind about it. Those of you who have been unfortunate enough to have sat behind me at a Cinema and spoken on the Mobile Phone or discussed your love life at length, hope this explains my aggressive behaviour towards you.
As a fan of Vijay Sethupathi’s work I could not wait to see what ‘Orange Mittai’ held in store for me and lo and behold, it was every bit the sweet treat that I imagined it to be.
Every single frame unfolded just like a sweet wrapper containing the sour and sweet ‘Orange Mittai’ that all of us who grew up in India, have such fond memories of.
In fact I know that while reading this, you can recollect the tangy taste of the sweet in your tongue.
I am not a Film-Critic or Film Maker and I most definitely do not feel that I have the authority or rights to rip this film apart into pieces and describe each shot, the Actor’s performances, the Music and of course the technical details. Mind boggles, when I see young lay people posting ” Excellent BGM’ on their Facebook Comments Only to find out that they meant ” Back Ground Music”… (Yes! for those of you from my generation)
Writing a film review for this movie, is like someone writing an ad for the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids
Here is my two pennies worth for those of you who care to read.
Orange Mittai is a journey that one has to experience to let it touch one’s soul. Full-Stop!
Tamil Cinema is very blessed today to have the presence of Mr. Biju Viswanath, a Director who through this film has done more for social reform and Care for the Elderly, in those 1 hour forty minutes than what many hard-working Charity Campaigners have struggled to achieve in the last three decades.
To know more about this great Director check out www.bijuviswanath.com. You can write a book about him in fact.
We are incredibly fortunate to have a Star like Vijay Sethupathi who not only picks subjects like these, but who also produces it. Let us cherish this unique talent and Production Companies with a Heart like these to make this world a better place.
Ramesh Thilak – possibly the next Pasupathi or Nana Patekar in the making.
Great supporting cast including the hilarous Aaru Bala and newcomer Ashritha.
Well done to all the Cast and Crew – You do not even realise you have made history!
– Review by Kavitha Rajesh, London, UK