The Great Indian Kitchen Review
The Great Indian Kitchen is an official remake of a Malayalam film of the same title. The movie stars Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead role and it is directed by R.Kannan.
Aishwarya Rajesh is a passionate dancer. But she gets to be a housewife after her arranged marriage. She is sick of how the men in the house treat women. What happens when things go overboard forms the remaining story.
R.Kannan has presented the product in a pretty neat manner by carrying the nativity factor well. The line is simple yet clear, it will easily relate to both the genders. There is a beautiful moment in the end to showcase how a boy treats her mother and sister, pointing out that male chauvinism is not just between married couples. Most of the movie takes place in a house, especially inside the kitchen, it is engaging to an extent only because of the emotional rooting we gain for the female lead over a point of time. In spite of the minimal 95 minutes runtime, the film takes a leisure time to reach the high-point. Because we are injected with the suffering and pain the central character is facing in a realistic manner, the pacing doesn’t seem to be a big issue. However the final transformation could have been eventual rather than being so sudden, to suit better for the cinematic experience as there was no bang for the powerful decision taken at the very end. There are some boring stretches here and there, also there are a few incomplete sequences which had the potential to create a stronger impact. Also, can’t ignore the fact that it gave a docu-drama feel at times.
Aishwarya Rajesh has given her best, she is tailor-made for the role and has effortlessly carried innocence throughout, guess she is all set for the Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey remake. Good casting, most of the artists are apt for their role, especially Rahul Ravindran and the actor who played his father were perfect at their work.
Mostly left silent, music helped the situations cleverly as the background score was felt only when the audience are supposed to note what is happening, like an alarm. Balasubramaniam’s camera work is a mixed bag, he was perfect on fixing what the viewers should focus on at any given point of time, but there is no clarity about the geography of the house.
Targeted for the audience who have patience and people who like slow-paced realistic dramas. But this is how the story could be presented at the best and it delivers what was desired.
The Great Indian Kitchen - Not a Fulfilling, but a Faithful Remake!
Rating - 2.75/ 5