Poomaram Review: A refreshing and realistic journey through campus life
After so much of waiting, the movie named Poomaram had graced the screens here in Kerala today. It was a much-anticipated flick directed by Abrid Shine and starred by Kalidas Jayaram, who is making his hero debut in Malayalam. Abrid Shine and Dr. Paul had bankrolled this movie under the banners named Dr. Paul’s Entertainment and Lime Light Cinemas. Abrid Shine had written the screenplay of this campus movie as well. It had become a topic of discussion, at first because of the super hit songs and then because of the continuous postponing of its releasing date.
The plot of this flick revolves around the famous MG University Youth Festival. Kalidas Jayaram plays the character named Gauthaman who is the College Chairman in Maharajas College Ernakulam. The film tells us about the rivalry between colleges to be the champions, especially between Maharajas and St Teresa’s College. But it tells about how art influences youth.
We can say that Abrid Shine once again came up with a real cinematic experience just like his earlier films. But this one named Poomaram is the most realistic one among his films. He told the story through songs and poems and there more than 10 songs in the movie in bits and pieces. The movie is all about the university youth festival and it shows us the efforts of students to learn and perform different art forms there. It also tells about what drives them to be at their best. All the characters in the plot had their own identity and the plot situations were very real as well.
The performance from Kalidas Jayaram has been good even though he had nothing much to do with it. Most of the characters were played by newcomers and they did a great job as well. Joju George appeared in a small role as a police officer and he did great as well. Meera Jasmine and Kunchacko Boban had appeared in cameo roles as well.
S Gnaanam had given the visuals for this flick and he had provided the realistic atmosphere to tell the story. He had captured all the excitement, desperations, anxiety etc of the students who come to participate in the youth festival. Gopi Sundar, Faisal Razi, Gireesh Kuttan, Perumbavoor Ravindranath and some others composed the music for this film and all the songs and poems were great. Jith Joshy had edited the flick and his cuts provided the movie with decent pace even though it moves forward rather slowly.
In total, Poomaram is a realistic entertainer which will give you a new cinematic experience. You will feel you are in the middle of things as everything is very much real in this flick. It will be a fresh and different cinematic experience for you and will never disappoint you for sure if you love good cinema.