Brahmaran (The Buzz)
Quest of man to bring home truth . Or with a dash of pun, can be rephrased as “driving” home truth.
Truth, which lies forgotten deep down the paranoic rush hour needs to be dug out and brought home so as to establish one’s own identity.
What elevates the movie to a higher plane is the deft suggestion that each one of us is the seeker (as well as the one sought ?). Vishnu? Shivankutty? The terrorist who placed the bomb? The highjacker? The kidnapper? The murderer?
Or the prostitue trying to read it from Vishnu’s palm?
Only those with the highly disturbing inner drive (buzz deep down inside) can cut through the mad traffic!! Rest of us would miss the bag under the bed and follow false leads.
Through some excellent camera movements, and tight script work director Blessy starts by taking us on a feverish roller coaster ride of suspicions, insecurity , confusion and mis placed values of the modern day materialistic world. (Coimbatore under siege by terrorists is the back drop)
Subsequent pieces of journey mystifies as much as it unravels.
From the split second red and green world of stock exchanges, the movie shifts gear to the winding roads that take us to the virgin lands. The journey in which the movie maker forces us to accompany him has some definite intentions.
“My house lies shattered . It is your duty to set it right!”
“ Only those who have nothing to lose will be able to carry out a revolution!”
“I too have a family. Those with education and wealth think I should’nt have one?”
The movie ends in a remote Indian village with a message of love , shared by the new generation. What happens to the white Pomeranian puppy depends on how safe the carriers take it back home .. to the the city.
Blessy will come back again to tell rest of the story?
But next time, he should give his editor a more free hand so that portions like the silly song (even if its one line) unni sings can be edited out.Also the long drawn out fight in the roadside dhaba (macho image of the protogonist is other wise established – “njangade naattee ithine paambenna parayunne”)
Blessy, who broke many a rules should violate the 2.1/2 hour format of malayalam movies to make it crispier.
|1.||a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees, machinery, or people talking.|
|2.||a rumor or report.|
|3.||Informal. a phone call: When I find out, I'll give you a buzz.|
–verb (used without object)
|5.||to make a low, vibrating, humming sound.|
|6.||to speak or murmur with such a sound.|
|7.||to be filled with the sound of buzzing or whispering: The room buzzed.|
|8.||to whisper; gossip: Everyone is buzzing about the scandal.|
|9.||to move busily from place to place.|
|10.||Slang. to go; leave (usually fol. by off or along): I'll buzz along now. Tell him to buzz off and leave me alone.|