Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Shankar's 'Ananthapurathu Veedu' is a one-time watch

This film dangerously flirts between being average and OK

Renju Joseph |

Updated:July 22, 2010, 1:37 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Shankar's 'Ananthapurathu Veedu' is a one-time watch
This film dangerously flirts between being average and OK

Who says a big budget, big star cast, and high production values are a must in a film? Who says a story cannot be engaging if there are no visual distractions in the form of songs filmed overseas?

Breaking the conventional wisdom and delivering a narrative seems natural for Shankar’s S Pictures. The filmmaker's new film Ananthapurathu Veedu tells the story of a couple who meets a sudden end because of a car accident.

The couple's son lives in Chennai with his wife and child. He moves into his ancestral home in the beginning of the film. What seems like a vacation turns out to be a hiding from his debtors. The family lives in its ancestral home almost on house arrest (thanks to the money lenders).

The most commendable performance in the film is that of the money lender. His voice is captivating and menacing at times.

The film does not let you wander even a minute (except for the introduction song which was not required).

Filmed exclusively in a house in a village (which you will fall in love with and immediately plan to add to your list of possessions to own before you retire), this film looks like one which did not drain the producer's pocket.

The casting is average because most of the adult performances are just about there, but nothing spectacular. The kid looks natural. He is well cast and in simple words, is the 'soul' of the film.

The events are unbelievable, but we let director Naga have his cinematic liberties

In short, a good effort. But it's a one-time watch and not a collectors' item. This film dangerously flirts between being average and OK.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results