House Owner: Feel at home
Rating: 4 out of 5
The film takes us into the lives of an elderly couple- Vasu (Kishore), a retired army man and his wife Radha (Sri Ranjani), a homemaker.
Since Vasu suffers from Alzheimer’s, Radha finds it very tough to handle him. Vasu is adamant and behaves like a child most of the time, and Radha has a difficult time dealing with him.
We are also shown their past in flashback portions, in which ‘Pasanga’ Kishore plays Vasu and Lovelyn Chandrasekhar plays Radha.
One day, rains start flooding Chennai and the couple is caught in their house. Did they manage to escape from nature’s wrath or not forms the crux of House Owner.
Lakshmy Ramakrishnan who has been known for her interesting supporting roles in many movies and the super hit television show Solvadhellam Unmai, has also directed several critically acclaimed movies.
Her directorial ventures include Aarohanam, Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathey and Ammani. In her fourth directorial movie House Owner, she has beautifully portrayed the life of an elderly couple.
Kishore performs very well and delivers a solid show. Sri Ranjani is equally eminent. ‘Pasanga’ Kishore is no more a boy, but a youth and he has done a good job. Lovelyn Chandrasekhar makes a welcome debut.
House Owner has music by Ghibran and cinematography by Krishna Sekhar. Both have elevated the mood and gave the audience the required tension in many scenes.
Despite the film moving on a leisurely pace (climax is an exception), it is neat and touches our heart. Lakshmy Ramakrishnan scores big time in her fourth directorial.