60 Vayadu Maaniram
Films like ‘Mozhi’ and ‘Abhiyum Naanum’ still speak for Radha Mohan and the director’s adeptness in beautifully portraying human emotions on screen. ’60 Vayadu Maaniram’ is one more to the list.
The movie, without getting preachy, however conveys an important message- Why elders (parents) are important to us and how should we take care of him?
Govindarajan (Prakash Raj), a 60-year-old man, suffers from Alzheimer’s and has been admitted to an old age home by his career driven son (Vikram Prabhu).
Govindarajan goes missing all of a sudden and his son starts searching for him with the help of a doctor (Indhuja) from the old age home.
Even as Govindarajan’s son, whose big aim in life is to the move to the United States, discovers little facets of his father’s personality while forging a friendship with the doctor, Govindarajan crosses the path with a deadly gang.
The rest is all about whether Govindarajan and his son are able to reunite and the valubale lessons of life learnt by the lead characters.
The combo of Prakash Raj and Radha Mohan rock once again after ‘Mozhi’ and ‘Abhiyum Naanum’. Prakash Raj’s emotions are the biggest highlight of the movie, while the actor in Vikram Prabhu has come out in full form in this film. Indhuja is a beauty with ample acting talents.
Ilayaraja’s music, needless to say, has infused soul into the film, while other departments- Vivek Anand’s cinematography and T S Jai’s editing- have chipped in with their best. To sum it up, ’60 Vayadhu Maaniram’ is an emotional roller-coaster ride which will stay in our memories for long.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5