It’s the YouTube era, where short films release online and get tremendous viewership. Keeping that in mind, the popular production house, AVM released its film exclusively, on the internet. The film – Idhavum Kadandu Pogum was released on the auspicious occasion of Tamil New Year’s Day (April 14).
Idhuvvum Kadandu Pogum (This too shall pass) as the title suggests, revolves around a: heartbreak, moving on and recouping. Most of us might have faced a heartbreak, while some of us bounced back quickly, some of us failed to cope from the tragedy. Even though the process of fixing a broken heart is agonizing and painful, it does make you stronger, especially if you have your friends and family to back you. And this movie addresses the same issue exactly.
The film opens with Gautham (Shivaji Dev), having a late night phone conversation with his fiancée, Janani. The next morning he wakes up to the bad news of her death.
This film turns out to be a good relaunch for Shivaji Dev (Son of Ramkumar, Grandson of the late Shivaji Ganesan), as the protagonist. Shivaji seems to have matured as an actor. He performs his role with sincerity, especially in scenes that showcase his eccentric behavior. Ravi Raghavendra as the father, performs perfectly as the anxious father, who looks out for his son.
Even though the concept isn’t entirely new, the directors Anil Krishan and Srihari Prabharan, showcase the short film in a direct and neat way. The duo has understood the nuances that are required for a short film. The dialogues are the highlights of this film, especially the lines exchanged between the lead pair. Despite its slow pace, watch this film for its realistic method of storytelling. You can check out this film on AVM’s YouTube channel.