Superb Cinema, the nuances of the indian culture and what the tryst with reality. Its time to change old customs and give women their right!!! This movies stands out at portraying a woman as a subject and as an object, The confluence of which will be etched for a long time.
%u2018Dor%u2019 is a film that definitely ought to be seen once. The movie%u2019s theme is most relevant and the way it has been brought forth, without any melodrama and overblown emotions, is what makes the movie truly compelling. The dialogues are earthy and partly rooted in the local parlance. The background score (Padharo Maare Des) is just too good. The direction and acting performances are almost flawless.
The movie tried to be different by picking a unique situation. There were too many loop holes and loose ends to be tied. You can watch it once but you cant send it to Oscars for sure. Nagesh has to pick the thorough script to be considered a serious film maker. I mean why would a female travel all the way to a different state to find out about a person she has not met. The address in Shankar's passport was fake. Would it have mattered if his wife's signature was also fake? Wouldnt someone come up with an alternative than send a female alone to a different state. Nagesh has to find more depth in more simpler plots than looking for weighty situations with too many logical loopholes. - R.
Rediff had placed "Perumazhakkalam" as no. 1 among the ten best Indian films of 2005. Incidentally the no. 2 in the list was Iqbal...directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. I guess he must have got inspired while reading that rediff article :P http://specials.rediff.com/yearend/2005/dec/28yend1.htm
He thought of remaking the movie that was rated above his critically acclaimed "Iqbal".