Plea & Glee
These are the days when a lot of controversy is brewing over the Centre’s decision to ban sale of animals in open markets for slaughter. Aptly comes ‘Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu’, whose title itself makes sense. But the movie is much more than that.
Director Suresh Sangaiah has relied heavily on the script and his conviction and confidence have not disappointed him. For, ‘OKKM’ is a touching emotional rural tale which is a taut thriller as well.
Ramamurthy (Vitharth) enters wedlock with Seetha (Raveena). Following their wedding, the two families, along with others in the village, go to another village to offer a goat to the local deity.
They go in a lorry and on their way, there is an accident. Much to their shock, they see a man lying dead in front of their lorry. Making matters worse is the fact that it was Ramamurthy who was in the driver’s seat.
Now everyone wants to save the newly married Ramamurthy. They even find out the lorry’s driver and offer to take care of his family and buy him a new lorry if he accepts the blame and go to jail.
In the meantime, Seetha’s brother volunteers to take the blame for the sake of his sister. But his plan is opposed by his father. What happens next? Who is sentenced and who is saved?
Vitharth has delivered a solid performance. Others in the cast, including Raveena, Goerge, Hello Kanthaswamy, Krishnamoorthy and Jayaraj. are not far behind.
R V Saran has lent solid support to the director with his cinematography. R Raghuram’s musical score and Praveen K L’s editing are other highlights of the movie.
Clearly, ‘Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu’ emerges one of the best films of 2017 thus far. The movie, it appears, will win many awards and accolades too in the days to come.
Rating: 4 out of 5