Saturday, 3 August 2019

Thanneer Mathan Dinangal

Vineeth Sreenivasan, Mathew Thomas, Anaswara Rajan
Girish A. D.
Vinod Illampally and Jomon T. John
Justin Varghese
Shameer Muhammed
Plan J Studios and Shebin Backer Productions
Release Date
July 26, 2019
2 Hours & 13 Minutes

My Thoughts
Debutant director Girish A.D’s Movie Thanneer Mathan Dinangal is a comical yet beautiful ode to the two years of life in higher secondary school in Kerala. Jaison (Mathew Thomas) has three sorrows in life which includes his love interest Keerthy (Anaswara Ranjan) and his maverick Malayalam teacher Ravi Padmanabhan (Vineeth Srinivasan). The movie is all about what happens to these sorrows.

Each actor in the film has lived through the character arcs. Mathew Thomas as Jaison portrays the angst of a teenager brilliantly. Anaswara Ranjan as Keerthy is cute and playful. Vineeth Srinivasan as the quirky teacher would often remind us of our one teacher or other. The twist in the end further makes the movie a joyride. It also addresses one of the key issues faced by today’s educational system. All other supporting actors like Vaishakh Vijayan (Dennis), Naslen (Melbin Mathew), Franco francis (Lintappan) and Sree Renjini (Aswathy, the English Teacher) amongst others stays in our hearts.

Cinematography presents each frame like a stunning painting. The background score as well as the song Jaathikka thottam blends perfectly with the tone of the film. Editing is crisp and the situational humor in the dialogs ensures that there is no boring moment.

The success of the film lies in the fact Thanneer Mathan Dinangal depicts the school life as is. The kids look like kids, thinks like kids and behaves as kids. Since the element of realism makes it nostalgic, it is a perfect excuse to take some time out with the family. Don’t miss it!


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