Set against the devastating natural disaster of the floods and landslides that wreaked destruction in northern India last year, Six Feet High ( Oraalppokkam) is not a disaster film per se but an inner journey to self-knowledge. In place of spectacular natural catastrophe scenes, it runs on painful feelings that eventually blossom into poetry.
I caught Ozhivudivasathe Kali (An Off-day Game), Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's acclaimed Malayalam drama, when it was released in Chennai last week. The story is set during an election day, a dry day, and it's about five urbanites who just want to go somewhere and drink in peace.
Smoothly blending social critique into a rollicking booze-fueled day off in the country, An Off-Day Game ( Ozhivu Divasathe Kali) presents a chilling warning that the traditional Indian caste system and rigid social roles are staging a big return
I was surprised to see that you figured it out. It felt very nice when I read your review. You know in my childhood, I used to read the Ramayana. It was this growing-up ritual, reading it with my father.