Director K C Sundaram makes a welcome debut with ‘July Kaatril’, a film that explores love affairs from different viewpoints. The movie has Ananth Nag, Anju Kurian, Samyuktha Menon and Sathish in lead roles.
It’s a simple story, but the narration is bit complex. But, you would actually enjoy it when certain incident is narrated from the views of multiple persons.
Rajeev (Ananth Nag) is a self-centric, workaholic youngster who is in relationship with Shreya (Anuju Kurian). Shreya is in madly love with him and tries to adapt to his self-oriented demands.
Rajeev meets Revathi (Samyuktha Menon), an independent girl and falls for her by rejecting Shreya. But Revathi finds it difficult to accomodate Rajeev in her life as she needs her own space.
As a result, the relationship breaks up and Rajeev goes to Goa, in a bid to take a break from his routine life and to forget his past. There, he comes across another woman, who is a freelancer.
Through her, Rajeev learns some valuable lessons- that life is not about being selfish alone and everyone in this world needs his/her own space. He becomes a better person and the rest is about with whom he joined hands in life.
All the three leading ladies are gems, while Ananth Nag delivers goods. Sathish, as usual, adds value. Joshua Sridhar’s music and Demel Xavier Edwards’ cinematography infuse life to ‘July Kaatril’.
Sundaram has attempted to present an interesting and unique story and has succeeded to a large extent. Though the film’s run-time is lengthy, it’s not much of a problem. ‘July Kaatril’ is a cute urban love story.
Rating: 3 out of 5