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Meeravudan Krishna Review

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An absurd satire on the average (and emasculated) Tamilian with its share of dramatic moments.
Rohit Ramachandran
   Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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Krishna (Krishna) doesn't want to get married. He's more comfortable hiding his asexuality by teaching breathing exercises to a prostitute behind a closed door. As long as his friends mistake the breathing for panting, he can get by with his life. His biggest problem is his mother who keeps persuading him to settle down with a wife. One fine day, his mom has a stroke. The doctor says that the only solution to prevent this from recurring is Krishna's impending marriage. Rofl. And ,so he gets married to a woman named Meera (Shwetha Basu).


While he's living the happily married life, he receives an anonymous call that tells him to be wary of milkmen, delivery boys and the like, all of whom are out to sleep with his wife. He feels threatened and fears for his wife's safety. Protecting his wife becomes an obsession and he ends up in altercations with eyeing strangers. Meera, on the other hand, is having her own battle at work, rejecting sexual advances of her boss.

Krishna witnesses his wife having a merry time in the company of another man. His fear for his wife's security is overshadowed by a fear of her committing adultery. He approaches the problem sexually by attempting to increase activity in the bedroom. But, she rejects him. The anonymous calls keep coming telling him things he doesn't want to hear. Why does he pick up? Why does he take this prankster so seriously? Because this prankster echoes thoughts and feelings that are embedded beneath his conscious mind. This prankster is the voice of his subconscious. Meera soon informs him that she's pregnant and Krishna, doubting its seed, orders that it be aborted. Meera keeps the baby paying little heed to his insecurities. Krishna's last resort is to bring about an 'accidental' miscarriage.

As serious as all of this might sound, Meeravudan Krishna is staged as a satire. It brought back memories of last year's Karungali, where a sex addict attempts to plant his seed in a married woman. Meeravudan Krishna is just as outrageous and funny. The film takes us into Krishna's past giving us glimpses of various instances that created this unconditional fear of raging hormones. Logic, realism, characterization go out the window. But that's because it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Critic: Rohit Ramachandran
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