Pakal Nakshatrangal; an underappreciated and unrecognized gem of Malayalam cinema

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Pakal Nakshathrangal is one of the most beautiful movies Malayalam cinema ever witnessed. The story and dialogues are so profound and sublime that the audience would have a hard time believing the fact that it was Anoop Menon’s debut as a screenplay writer. The movie has a star cast, Mohanlal as lead and Suresh Gopi and Anoop Menon playing very prominent supporting roles. Every character in the movie is very well written. And almost all the actors except those with very less screen time had done their jobs perfectly. Mohanlal’s performance was extraordinary. His character was so deeply written that every bit his dialogue or even his sighs had meanings to convey and Mohanlal did an amazing job in conveying every nuance of the character. Also, Suresh Gopi had done a very convincing performance which was very integral to the movie.

The backbone and the soul of the movie is definitely it’s script. The story has many things wrapped inside it. Its a complete package filled with mystery, crime, drama, philosophy, fantasy, horror and more imporatnly love. Death is the essence of the script. The story and its characters tries to redefine the meaning of death and the concept of soul all throughout the movie.

The noncommercial type of film making style must have been the prime reason why the film failed in the box office. The director may have wanted a very raw, real life feel for the movie, but still with such a scipt filled with so much potential, different type of film making approach could have won the movie more appreciation and recognition that it actually deserve. Also, there is a song in the movie, which somepeople may feel like very much misplaced or unnecessary. But its all upto the audience to decide whether to consider these asmistakes or faults. Still, after watching the movie, its worth the time and audience would defenitely forget the tiny faults it has.

For a person who loves good philosophical movie, which gives something serious to think about for a while even after finish watching the movie, Pakal Nakshathrangal is a movie made for them.

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