Filmmaker Halitha Shameem, more than five years after making her maiden venture ‘Poovarasam Peepee’, has come up with her second movie ‘Sillu Karuppatti’, which, as the name suggests, leaves an enjoyable taste.
An anthology of four stories with love as the centre point, ‘Sillu Karuppatti’ focuses on affairs in various age and economic groups. And it tries to convey the message that love is supreme.
The first story, titled ‘Pink Bag’, is about Maanja (Rahul), a teenaged ragpicker who hails from a slum. He begins to crush on Mity (Sara Arjun), a girl from a wealthy household. He starts collecting knicknacks from her garbage.
The second story is about Madhu (Nivedhitha Sathish), who doesn’t like the idea of falling in love, but eventually ends up falling for Mukilan (Manikandan), a part-time meme creator, who has just discovered that he has testicular cancer.
And the third one, titled Turtles, revolves around Navaneethan (Kravmaga Sreeram) spots Yashoda (Leela Samson), both elders. While the former is a widower, the latter is a spinster.
The last, but not the least, tracks the lives of Dhanapal (Samuthirakani) and his wife, Amudhini (Sunainaa). Dhanapal, despite being a good father, fails to understand the feelings and needs of his wife.
All the lead actors have given their best, with the shining stars being Samuthirakani and Sunaina. Dialogues are simple, while scenes are straight from the heart and striking.
All the four photographers- Abinandam Ramanujam, Manoj Paramahamsa, and Vijay Kartik Kannan- have worked like one in bringing true the vision of the director, while Pradeep Kumar has come up with great musical score.
On the whole, though Halitha has taken certain cinematic liberties, all of them can be forgotten just because of the fact that ‘Sillu Karuppatti’ is fresh from the routine stuff and its beauty lies in its novelty.