While there are tons of reviews for superstar movies, there seem to be almost none for low budget, non-superstar movies. Thus we are disappointed to find only a single review for the film Nottam
Malavika Vettath writes:
Malayalam film “Nottam” excels. Depicting the soul of Koodiyattam – Kerala’s ancient Sanskrit theatre art form, director Sashi Paravoor brings alive the art’s significance both on stage and beyond it with great sensitivity
Paravoor familiarises the audience with the complex, ritualistic art form while essaying the story of a well-known Koodiyattam artist in a remote Kerala village.
Interwoven into the narrative are significant forays into human relationships, particularly the one between Chakkyar and Saraswati, brilliantly portrayed by Nedumudi and the erudite Margi Sathi, the latter a consummate master of the ancient art.
Jagathy Sreekumar, an established Malayalam actor, gives a sterling performance as both a key Koodiyattam artist and as Unni, the caring, fun-loving confidante of the chakkyar [Review]