Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Sillu Karuppatti : Tastes good
We get not just one or two, but four stories in this anthology by director Halitha Shameem, and all of them revolve around the common theme- love.
In the first story, Maanja (Rahul), a teenaged ragpicker who hails from a slum, 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.
Filmmaker Halitha Shameem, who garnered attention with her maiden venture Poovarasam Peepee, gives a pleasant surprise to audience with this feel-good anthology Sillu Karuppatti.
Each story of her is different, but still sticks to the basic idea. Samuthirakani, Sunaina, Kravmega Sreeram, Leela Samson, Manikandan, Nivedhitha Sathish, Sara Arjun and Rahul, everyone has performed well.
Pradeep Kumar’s music is the soul of the film, while cinematographers Abinandam Ramanujam, Manoj Paramahamsa, and Vijay Kartik Kannan bring in distinct flavours to the film while maintaining uniform colour tone.
Halitha, who has edited the film besides writing the script and wielding the megaphone, is a director to look out for. She can do wonders if she gets good budget and producers accept what she makes is so-called ‘mainstream cinema’.