Friday, October 30, 2009

Swa. Le. - some unexposed truths about the exposed class

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Swa. le tells us a tale that makes us laugh and think at the same time.It takes us through the life of a staff report back in those nostalgic 90's when mobiles and internet were mere fictions.Novelty in the theme and the beautiful picturization makes the movie stand apart. Leaving all the usual stereotype journalist-characters, swa. le has attempted to say the true story to a great extent with the icing of humor. In fact.,the makers have succeeded in maintaining the humorous mood right from the first to last frame.

The most remarkable thing about the movie is its core theme. Movie has opened a slit-view to the private lives of the journalist who strives to make everything public. It has also become a timely thought to the society that celebrates the 'exclusives' and 'sensations'. A viewer will surely identify with himself when characters inquires about holiday , when hearing a news of death.Though many movies have been made on the press, swa. le has given a different angle to the media. May be journalism days of the writer have helped in giving an inner view to the story

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Another higlight of the movie is its spectacular picturisation. the back drop of Thodupuzha have been beautifully portrayed. Also close shots are cleverly utilized.
Both the songs are good. hats off 2 Panachuran for setting back the poetic standards. However the songs were untimely and had not sink to the flow of the story. same is the case with some comedy sequences. they seems to be squeezed into and would have better off without that.

kudos to Dileep and gopika, both has done gd job. it is good to see that dileep has tried to change from his usual style and gopika has made a gd return.In fact , movie was a team effort. All has done their part quite well. salim kumar and innocent requires special mention.

In fact both in the simple narrative style and realistic acting, swa. le reminds of those evergreen sathyan anthikad-sreenivasan movies. However at times, the story seems to be bit dragging, especially after the interval. Also , as mentioned, song timing were bit odd and some comedy sequences could have been avoided.But the way film ended is quite a pleasant surprise.

P.Sukumar as debutant director do give hopes. the bottom line is that through its humorous treatment and timely plot, movie do give every viewer a chance for interospection, which is hopeful change in this era of "use-and-throw movies"

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