was a cold winter morning. The sunrise was hazed by the soft
grayish clouds. The yellow tinge spread all over the sky.
The sun peeped over the clouds and smiled pleasantly. On behalf
of the earth, I invited the sun rays to my door-step. And
there, as I sat admiring the beauty of my guest, my beloved
joined me with a hot cup of coffee. The smell of the vapors
hmmmm.. Now, it is my inability to express out the
feeling of that experience; but it was similar to that I experienced
while watching the film: Anand.
Hot Cup of Coffee: Roopa is an independent woman. And
she is alone. In her childhood, she lost her parents in a
mishap. When she was about to marry her boyfriend, she broke
up with him. As the needles of loneliness poked her, she clung
to herself in confusion of where she was leading herself to.
And then, Anand entered her life. Sitting before the silver
screen and seeing the woman gradually slip into the warm embrace
of a responsible man is a beautiful experience of its own
of the Vapors: You drink your cup of coffee daily and
yet, every morning, the smell of the vapors refreshes you.
The story which plays on the screen is nothing unknown or
unpredictable; but the beautiful moments from daily experiences
bring smiles, laughs, tears and smiles again, to you. The
film gives you a realization of the charm and tranquility
engulfed by your daily rush, noisy life. It gives the pleasure
of stopping by and observing the small beautiful things in
Kitchen: Co-produced by NFDC and Amigos creation, this
is software-engineer-turned-director Sekhar Kammula's
second film, after his National Award winning Dollar Dreams.
According to a newspaper report, this film is based on his
MFA thesis (in Howard University, Washington DC). The story
was simple and close to life and it was the direction that
made everything special. And Sekhar surely deserves a round
The brilliantly etched characterizations were subtly performed
by the artists. Roopa is a strong woman; and a strong woman's
weakness (loneliness) is the most natural thing that can be
considered even with the strength of a weak man. Within the
extremities of a strong man and a weak man, I don't know where
I fall; but I am mad about this character, played to perfection
by Kamillinee Mukherji (the cute girl in Revathy's
is the one who brings smiles to this lonely woman. He is rich,
smart, handsome and, most importantly, strong. The characterization
is treated with some amount of cinematic liberty (No man can
be so perfect). Raja has done complete justice to the
the others characters, including elders, friends, kids and
pets have done a great job in patching up the film.
The cinematography of the film is awesome. Every shade of
life (sunrise, sunset, seasons, bright moments, dull moments)
has been brilliantly framed by Vijay Kumar. And Sekhar
should be applauded, along with Vijay for making Hyderabad
look like Switzerland.
The music score of the film, by Radha Krishnan, is
a fusion of ragas and techno-based orchestration. The songs
were pleasant and blended well into the film. Soaked in the
mellifluous music are the rich words penned by Veturi
. Unlike the bawdy lyrics of the contemporary film songs,
the lyrics of this film are composed of simple realities.
a Big Cup may infuse Monotony: A cup of coffee is surely
enough to refresh oneself. A bigger cup may introduce monotony.
The film should not have been dragged in the last half an
a Nice Day: Just break your busy schedules and spare some
time to relish the charm of life. This film will entertain
people of all ages. So, what¡¯s stopping you from
having a nice time!
My Movie experiences:
- Gudumba Shankar
Purnesh - Gharshana
Purnesh - Lakshya
Purnesh - Yuva
Leenesh - Yuva
Kis - Lakshmi Narasimha
Indian Pride - Tagore
Raj - Boys
Phani - Gangotri
Phani - Khadgam
Vikram - CKR
BKR - Indra (Singapore)
Ram - Indra (Dubai)
Ranjeet - Idiot
King Koduri - Indra
Srilakshmi Katragadda - Mitr: