Veeram Malayalam Movie ReviewFeature Film | Drama, Epic, Periodic
The good thing about Veeram is that Jayaraj, whose name rungs with the echelons of Shakespearean people, have used the podium to faithfully adapt the Northern Ballad.
"Good. But, certainly not as mind-blowing as the Michael Fassbender made it out to be?" Told a friend as we were walking out of the theater post the first day first show. If you are an international moviegoer wondering where the confounding, the challenging, the movie had fantastic casting cliche have gone missing?
Veeram is a trilingual movie - in Malayalam, Hindi & English.
Philosophy: We live in a day and age where hyper-gratification is one up the movie and the movie reviewer. Macbeth gets referred here, this is essentially a retelling of Chandu Chekavar whose guile reads: The man who led the northern Malabar to sparring duels, the frail person who obeyed the witches and their layers of deceit, the guilt of having had eyes set on climbing up the rungs of political prowess.
Kunal Kapoor reprises the role of Chandu. Divinaa Thackur enact Kuttimani who has shades of Lady Macbeth.The movie has portions in it that portray the martial art "Kalarippayattu" which is world famous for the psychological as well as the physiological challenges it poses. The subtle photography bring style and use minimalism to fully cover the talents of the actors and their sparring blades.
With the blades, the Eyes of the artiste gleams: "I could just look at his eyes and say this guy knows what he is doing." Said Roger Ebert to Gene Siskel before the advent of the Cyberspace. I am no Ebert or an expert in finding out how well an actor has done their job. Kunal had the eyes which were stalking and in it convey the confounding emotions of a man struggling with guilt complex. The movie has touching moments to go with a few glaring errors which are unimportant considering the vast scope of the bard.
The movie lacked much needed grip, and character build up was quite inefficient. Also the kalaripayattu scenes lack the... Show moreThe movie lacked much needed grip, and character build up was quite inefficient. Also the kalaripayattu scenes lack the punch.
Jayaraj has done a herculean job trying to carve out a story from Vadakkan pattu to suit Shakespeare's great tragedy Mac... Show moreJayaraj has done a herculean job trying to carve out a story from Vadakkan pattu to suit Shakespeare's great tragedy Macbeth. Wherever aptly fits in Jayaraj has used the same dialogues from Macbeth which makes the film very appealing to the lovers of Shakespeare. A big clap to Jayaraj! Photography, sound recording, visual effects, background score, etc of the movie are awesome. However, a little more care could have been given to lighting to make the nights look more like nights.