Among the nine emotions based anthology Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon stands out. It is breezy and fun to watch with superb music. The lead pair chemistry is wonderfully and expertly created. It is also the instantly relatable one among all.
Edhiri begins the anthology journey on an emotional note. Vijay Sethupathy’ intense dialogue with Prakash Raj and Revathy makes for gripping viewing.
Delhi Ganesh does excellently to evoke the feeling of disgust in Payasam. It taps into the jealous feelings and conveys them effectively without overdoing them. The backdrop of the wedding is a further incentive to give it a try.
In peace, Bobby Simha, Gautham Menon, Sananth are all LTTE Soldiers who are stationed to strengthen a base to resist an attack by the Sri Lankan Army. While there have been very few films to have taken the side of LTTE while depicting the Eelam issue, this film also joins the list, questioning the concept of peace and if it really exists.
Arvind Swami turns director for the first time with Roudhram, which has cinematography by Santosh Sivan, and music by AR Rahman. It also has a star cast that consists of Riythvika, Sree Ram, Abinayashree, who are all talented actors.
Inmai by Rathindran Prasad deals with the concept of fear and how it kills a person from the inside. The story is fresh, the music blends well with the script and the frames look exquisite, especially in the scenes involving Parvathy’s house.
Sarjun’s Thunintha Pin, written by Mani Ratnam focuses on the lives of 2 people – an Army officer – Atharvaa, and a Naxalite – Kishore.
Summer Of 92 and Project Agni make a compelling watch due to the stories they bring. More than the emotions, the concept behind it dominate the proceeding.
Overall, the anthology has a lot of good films,a few could have been much better. There are no big twists as such, but the mood created by the films keeps us engaged throughout.