Dir: Anjali Menon
Cast: Prithviraj, Padmapriya, Urvashi, Murali
THE BASICS: Manjadikkuru (Lucky red seeds) was made a few years back and has been receiving accolades at various film festivals. The film has Prithviraj mainly as a narrator and he appears in the film, only in the final scene.
THE PLOT: Vicky (Prithviraj, as a kid) had come to ‘Kausthubham’, his mother’s household in a village, several years back when his grandfather died. Now Vicky is going on a nostalgic trail as he remembers that eventful trip. His parents and the other grownups were busy making plans to get hold of the old house and the fortunes there when Vicky made friends with his cousin and also with a young Tamilian girl, who was their maid.
THE REVIEW: It’s a nice journey in whole, though the story unveils in a leisurely pace. There are all the clichéd elements associated with such a theme, yes, but still there is a genuine attempt to make a noble thought on screen. Prithviraj’s narration helps it a lot in making the film look good.