Aakasha Mittayi Review: A movie which works as a mirror that holds against our life
The movie that graced the big screens in Kerala this Saturday was Aakasha Mittayi, starred by Jayaram and directed by the duo M Padmakumar and P Samuthirakkani. It is the Malayalam remake of the critically acclaimed Tamil movie named Appa, which was directed by Samuthirakkani. He had played the lead in the Tamil version. The Malayalam version has been scripted by Gireesh Kumar and produced by Subair under the banner of Varnachithram Films. Iniya played the female lead in this flick and Kalabhavan Shajon too played an important character in it.
This flick revolves around the characters named Jayashankar and Peethambaran played by Jayaram and Kalabhavan Shajon. There is a big difference in the way they raise their sons and through that, the film discusses the issues in our education system. It also explores the way in which parenting goes about nowadays through showing different kinds of father-son relationships.
The main positive of this movie is the way in which they presented it. They had presented it in a very realistic manner and they had included everything in it to entertain the audience while keeping the depth and intensity of the subject intact. The plot situations were presented in a very convincing manner and the emotional content was very strong. But they did not make it as a melodrama and that made it a good class entertainer. The performance of Jayaram and Kalabhavan Shajon has been fantastic. Both of them had delivered a great performance along with the child artists who played important characters in the movie.
There are not many negatives in it. But at some parts, the dialogues were a little artificial and it seems like they are trying to preach the audience about something. If it was done in a natural manner, it could have been better. The dialogue delivery of actors had saved the film when it comes to this issue. Music from Manzoor Ahammad has been decent and DOP from PV Shankar also was fine. Artists like Iniya, Saryu, Nandana, Anil Murali, Irshad, Seema G Nair, Suresh Krishna etc were also good. The film is a medium paced one.
Technically, the film is sound and its quality lies in its subject and in the way they had presented it in front of the audience. It will entertain you and will touch your heart at the same time. Another high point of this film is that they had presented Jayaram in a way every Malayali audience want to see him on screen. That itself made the real difference.
Aakasha Mittayi is a very good realistic entertainer which will not only entertain you but will work as a mirror that holdS against your own life.