AARKKARIYAM : Subtly Superlative

Aarkkariyam‘ is a brilliant example how a film does not need to have any heavy dramatic build up, or big reveal aha moments, and yet can be the most gripping human drama that intrigues you with the complexities of the human mind and the brooding spell of a developing pandemic. One can only be amazed at Sanu Varghese’s craft and the maturity that he displays in his debut feature film, because perfect is one word you could easily use to describe the terrific film. Add to it the tremendous rooted performances from all the three leads where each of them nails down every finer detail of every reaction without needing to have any big ‘performance’ moments, and you are fully satiated with the experience of watching complete cinema.

Aarkkariyam may mean Who Knows, but Sanu Varghese exactly knew what he was making and he translates his vision to screen with awspiring perfection.

What a film! Even nudges past Joji to claim its spot as the Best Indian Film of the year, that at least I have watched so far. Truly superlative stuff!

Now playing on Amazon Prime Video. Do not miss it!

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