With AMMA fighting Tilakan, Suresh Gopi fighting AMMA, FEFKA fighting the universe and producers association fighting common sense, the Vishu season looked bleak. When it looked as if there was not choice other than to see Paapi Apacha or Pulliman there was a surprise. The movie did not have any super stars or super writers or super directors. According to the reviewers, it is a good film. We also have to appreciate the producer who read this story and agreed to finance this.
The treatment of this film resembles the Iranian master Majid Majidi’s style with children being the centre of the narrative yet the film is targeted at adults. The fable- like quality works well without making us think about the implausibility of the situation. The credit for this should also be shared by the two kids. It is their spontaneity that ultimately wins the day.The rest of the ensemble cast is just the support system that the two kids require to march forward. In the final analysis; we can say without doubt that T D Dasan Standard VI B, directed by newcomer Mohan Raghavan is miles ahead of the films that are served in the garb of entertainment week after week, and leaves us with a sense of elation. A brillaint effort i
Mohan Raghavan’s debut film matches up in texture, dimension and depth to the wonderfully crafted films of Walter Salles that often transcend boundaries. This is the work of an artist who refuses to see the medium as a mere commodity, and the highly sensitive writing and truly marvelous direction make this film a captivating watch.