Urumi- An Example of Quality Cinema

Urumi, a Malayalam historical film is based on the warriors who wanted to kill Vasco da Gama.Directed by Santhosh Sivan, this film has all the ingredients necessary to be categorized as a legendary movie. Urumi also mesmerizes the audience with its technical finesse and awesome characterization making it “a must watch” movie.

The movie begins with what most of us have learnt in our history books; The Portuguese Exploration into India by Vasco da Gama in search of spices and minerals.Then, the scene shifts to present day Goa where Krishna Das (Prithviraj) comes to know that the lease period of his ancestral property in Kerala has lapsed and a multinational company offers him an advance to buy that property.There are some tribal people still living in that area in Kerala and when Krishna Das comes there he’s kidnapped by them.The tribal chief Thangachan (Arya) explains to Krishna Das that he’s a descendant of Chirakkal Kelu Nayakar and narrates to him the entire history.
The superlative thing in this movie is the Santhosh Sivan’s cinematography and characterization.Every pixel of the movie is superbly crafted and certain scenes of the movie leaves the audience spellbound.Prithviraj as Chirakkal Kelu Nayakar and Prabhu Deva as Vavvali totally drown themselves into their characters and have acted very well.The acting of Genelia D’Souza as Princess Ayesha needs a special mention as she has showcased her acting prowess in the numerous fight sequences throughout the movie. From playing a bubbly heroine in many movies to playing a warrior women in Urumi, shows how talented a actor she is!! All the credit goes to the director Santhosh Sivan for extracting the talent from each of these actors.
Though, this movie is largely based on historical facts, it would have been nicer if the climax had been made fictional showing Chirakkal Kelu Nayakar victorious; the response for this film would have been better.Apart from that, every department of the movie had delivered their work flawlessly. 

Ram Thilak…

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