Blessy's latest directorial venture Kalimannu is the much hyped movie of the year 2013. The movie was in news mostly for controversial issues. Many people spoke against the screening of the movie. Surprisingly, the movie bagged a U/A certificate.
Meera (Shweta Menon) is a club dancer in Mumbai.
She aspires to become an actress. She returns home in a cab after
her performance at the club. Apparently, she becomes pregnant from
her boyfriend Vivek. But he dumps her. Desperate Meera aborts her
child and attempts suicide.
Meera tries to jump into the sea and commit suicide. But Shyam
Menon), her taxi driver, saves her life. He pampers and asks
her to consider it as a second phase in her life. But Meera was in
no state of a comeback. She was very much regretful of what has
happened to her. But Shyam inspires her and makes her
Inspired by Shyam, Meera steps back from her decision on suicide
and returns home. But unfortunately, the owner of the house expel
her from the house, but Shyam accepts her and marries her. Meera
reaches her ambition and becomes part of a movie.
Shyam and Meera were leading a happy married life, when suddenly
a disaster strikes. Shyam met with an accident while returning back
collecting the gown which Meera was to wear at her Premier of her
movie. The rest forms the climax of the story.
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Kalimannu Movie Review...
The movie has been given the apt title. Movie clearly and
beautifully establishes the title. A socially responsible movie,
handling all the atrocities against women from Delhi till the
tribal village Attappadi in Kerala. Highlights the strong bondage
between an expecting mother and her to-be-born baby.
This can be regarded as a milestone in the acting career of the
actress. Since her delivery was shot live in the film, her
expressions had the original feel. No vulgarity was seen in the
The actor has now become choosy over his films and his character
on Kalimannu once again proves it. He plays a loving
husband Shyam in the film, which every girl dreams of.
This is the first film of the director without Mammootty or
Mohanlal. The movie gives a good message. It is undoubtedly a
tribute to all mothers in the world. As a director, he has once
again proved himself, by depicting the real life onscreen.
All have done justice to their roles. Suhasini, who played the
role of Sophie, Meera's friend, has done a commendable
The movie songs were already in chartbusters. The 'Lalee
lalee...' song, which is a lullaby sung by the expecting mother for
her unborn baby, has achieved the record of the most viewed song in
YouTube. M Jayachandran has done justice to his work.
The cinematography has been successful in merging with the movie
sequences. Cinematographer Satheesh Kurup has done fair justice to
The movie has slammed down all the controversial issues. The
movie has the delivery scene of Shweta Menon. The scene hardly last
for a minute and has been successfully picturised. The natural
expressions of the actress was an added advantage.
The movie spreads a good message. It shares the problems faced
by women in different parts of the country. The movie highlights
the importance of a mother and the pain she takes to survive in
different phase of her life.
The first half of the movie seems to be lagging. The movie is
too serious and lacks humour.
The movie tries to create a social awareness about women and
their safety. A must watch movie.