January 16, 2024

Kaathal – The Core: A Bold Step in Cinema

kaathal the core movie

Hi Film Enthusiasts!

I've been into Malayalam movies for a long time, like fourteen years, and they never stop surprising me. You know, they don't do the usual stuff like big song and dance numbers with the hero, crazy fight scenes, those fancy foreign locations, or the typical rich bad guy and a superhero who never gets hit. Instead, their movies focus on real stories, and they don’t even spend a ton of money on making them.

Malayalam movies really show what life is like for different kinds of people, and "Kaathal – The Core" is a perfect example of that. It's directed by Jeo Baby and it's more than just a movie. It gets you thinking and talking about all the complicated stuff in relationships and how people feel about each other, no matter who they love.

"Kaathal – The Core" is all about a marriage that looks normal from the outside but is actually missing love. The movie digs deep to show why this couple isn't happy together, mainly because Mathew Devassy (played by Mammootty), who likes men, not women, is married to Omana (played by Jyotika). Mathew is well-known in his village and even running for a local election. Things take a turn when Omana asks for a divorce because her needs aren't being met due to Mathew's interest in men.

This movie is really special because it talks about a topic that a lot of people still don't feel comfortable discussing. It doesn’t just tell you what to think; it gently shows you a different way to look at things. It's about understanding and accepting people for who they are. Also, it’s pretty cool to see Mammootty, a big movie star who usually plays tough guy roles, being brave enough to play a gay character.

The script, written by Adarsh Sukumaran and Paulson Skaria, deserves a shoutout for being straightforward yet deeply meaningful. It stays focused on the main issue of the story, ensuring that everything that happens and every character involved centers around this significant concern. There are some courtroom scenes that feel a bit awkward, but they make the story feel real, like you're right there with the characters.

Mammootty does a great job playing Mathew, showing a lot of depth and emotion. But the movie doesn't do as well with Mathew's lover, Thankan (played by Sudhi Kozhikode). Thankan doesn't get to say or do much – he's mostly just watching what's happening, and we're left guessing about what he's thinking and feeling.

"Kaathal – The Core" is an important movie. It uses a regular family story to talk about something big and often not talked about – accepting different kinds of love. It’s a big step for movies in general, especially in India. It's not just any movie; it's a story that makes us think about love and accepting people for who they truly are. If you like films that are not just fun to watch but also make you think, give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed!




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