Sunday, July 21, 2019

உத்தம வில்லன்

உத்தம வில்லன் 

ஆதிசங்கரர் கதையும் அத்வைதமும் உத்தமன் கதையாய் உத்தம வில்லன் என்றொரு அபாரமான திரைப்படமாய் வந்திருக்கிறது

Mano s part – Ample opportunity to contemplate on choices / decisions taken by Mano –
One end people calling it Justification ( Pure Kamal Fans call it Open Confession) to other end we can take the liberty to interpret that Mano is lying straight faced within
the movie itself

Mano s Part – Few of the scenes are not Organic in sense – Director had a Outcome / Transformation in his mind towards which the characters enact out or present in scene -Scene is conveniently arranged which irks viewers / purists where as the scene is enacted out beautifully fantastically most of the times – My Favourite is Tree of Life scene sequence. – For no reason Mano takes his son to his room while Manonmani reads his letter to Yamini, KB asks andrea to be in screening room when chokku,Mano discuss undelivered letters, KB accompanies Mano when PC gets to know about Mano s illness – all such scenes are conveniently arranged – Leaf out of Theater for Cinema

Uthaman part – this is at a different level a) All themes of Comedy used are already well oiled as part of Tamil film comedies with few scenes have direct mapping to legendary
debase comedies – Snakebite, Deadbody comedy,Two Bananas(Karagattakaran), Hitting in head( Ullathai alli tha), Kuyil shit (Vel), ear biting, Stoning, Slapping,Trumpets blown while speaking (Pulikesi), kicked onto water (Chinna Gounder),rusted sword (Pulikesi), Ellorum vaarungal when nasser discloses secret(Friends), Rat Chase, body odours, spoof dances, dysentery we have seen it all before in tamil Film s debase comedy – In a subtle indication – barber indicates bell before Uthaman gets kicked into water. - remember goundamani senthil river comedy from Chinna gounder

Icing on the cake Kamal brilliantly imitates Kaka Radha, Balaiyah & Sivaji as Uthaman story goes on 1.      Kamal wanted to make a film on Adisankara which we were told in the movie that it is dropped to give way to a comedy movie – But it is not dropped altogether – Uthaman part is tracing Adisankara s Story right in between debase comedies listed above. This by itself is an great attempt. Lot of indications throughout the movie about Sankarar’s Advaitam, Jainism & Budhism – We have “small god” worship indication in Sudalaimadan. Adisankarar s Advaitam has direct answer to Mano s quest for immortality

colour changes from start to end movement towards advaitam saffron

2.      One of the best cinema to have come out of Tamil with lot of Valid subtexts – Felt overwhelmed after Multiple viewings

4.      Kamal attempted to Kill Duality at all Levels – His Real vs Reel life , Masala Cinema Vs Artwork, Life Vs Death, Man vs God, – Non Duality is the core principle of Adishankarar s Advaitam – Adi Shankarar s Life history is the Uthaman Portion. People these days want Comedy movies in general where as Kamal wanted to make a Film on Adishankara – Uthaman part gratifies both needs.

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