Evaluation: Author George Kora of Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela fame, brings us one other heartwarming story of household ties with Thirike in additional bleak settings. However as a storyteller, he tries to indicate us once more that no scenario is simply too grim if tackled with a joyous perspective.
George who has co-directed this movie with Sam Xavier, additionally enacts the lead character of Thoma who has been separated from his older brother, Sebu (Gopi Krishna Varma), after they have been youngsters rising up in an orphanage. Sebu is adopted, whereas Thomas will get left behind, however the adoptive mother and father (mom performed by Shanthi Krishna) enable the brothers, when they’re younger males, to fulfill once more yearly on Sebu’s birthday. However Thoma needs extra, and when Sebu tells him that they’re transferring to Dubai, the youthful brother is set to not enable a separation once more.
He ‘kidnaps’ Sebu and the brothers journey to their childhood parental dwelling, which is mendacity abandoned and overgrown, and spend a few days there. And whereas, with the assistance of subsequent door neighbour Sosamma ammachi (Sarasa Balussery), Thoma tries to recreate childhood recollections, he finds that his maintain on Sebu is tenuous. His older brother loves him very a lot, however he additionally has a brand new household that he loves. Additionally, the concept of getting a personality with Down’s syndrome serves to indicate that we’re maybe burdened by our recollections, moderately than having fun with residing within the current like Sebu does.
Thirike delves lovingly and poignantly into the topic of getting recollections and the essential significance for individuals to have a household and a house to really feel rooted to. However it’s a complicated story and George maybe tries to be too light-hearted, leaving the viewer largely untouched. Sosamma ammachi’s story of an aged girl ready for her son to take her with him feels too performed out. And the feel-good components appear a bit contrived. Nonetheless, there are a few satisfyingly ‘laughing by means of tears’ moments, which is George the author’s forte. And his portrayal of affection is thought-provoking and mature. Each Thoma and Sebu’s mom are possessive of his love and frightened of shedding it; they don’t suppose that he loves every of them intensely for what they imply in his life.
The cinematography by Cherin Paul for this lovingly directed film deserves a particular point out. The frames displaying the outdated home, and the brother’s contained in the dilapidated place virtually make you crave for a little bit cozy nook prefer it. The music by Ankit Menon is nice sufficient.
George brings a smile to your face because the lovable rogue. Gopi Krishna is unquestionably a scene stealer and hilarious in scenes, similar to when he ‘will get prepared’ to avoid wasting his drowning brother.
Thirike is unquestionably an fulfilling weekend movie for the entire household.