Stark class divisions mar the living reality of Indians- more so for farmer's and their families. A farmer was not supposed to be, like his land, like his wife and son. We drift through beautiful Kerala landscape- like a child, seeing it for the first time, on our own, without supervision or protection. We see adults the child is to become while the child learns to absorb what he has lost - only to lose it all again.
A soulful and morose reminder of the stark inequalities in the world we live in. It has the subtle undertones of the helpless choices made by man towards a greedy and chaotic trap, as opposed to harmonious living in nature. Jayaraj's understanding of nature, beautifully shot frames of Kuttanad and a lyrical viewpoint makes this one a gem.
Structurally poetic. Hits exactly the right emotional chords. Apart from adressing bigger issues such as farmer's suicide and child labor disquietly through this beautifully personal story of a boy and his grandfather, the movie attempts to make us realise the actuality of living , learning and loss. Scenes are aesthetically in wide shots to make the audience feel completely one with nature. Heartfelt.