‘Meri Awas Suno’ review: Emotional pull drives the film, despite its predictable content

A remake of the 2019 Bengali movie ‘Konttho’, the movie sticks to the standard template of tales the place people battle in opposition to all odds

A remake of the 2019 Bengali movie ‘Konttho’, the movie sticks to the standard template of tales the place people battle in opposition to all odds

Fascinating are the methods through which folks assemble their very own identities, selecting fastidiously the elements that current to the surface world. Radio Jockey Shankar (Jayasurya) has related his identification together with his voice to such a degree that he politely refuses a request from his boss to look stay on Fb, in order that the radio station might money in on his recognition. The RJ places in a pleasant plea, to let the world know him solely by way of his voice.

For such an individual, dropping his voice one advantageous day would make him really feel as if he have been wiped away from the face of the earth. Prajesh Sen’s third movie ‘Meri Awas Suno’ chronicles Shankar’s wrestle to deal with larynx most cancers (most cancers of the voice field) and his makes an attempt to beat it. A remake of the 2019 Bengali movie ‘Konttho’, the movie sticks to the standard template of tales the place people battle in opposition to all odds, banking on the highly effective emotional pull of the story.

Feelings are one thing RJ Shankar makes use of too to drag within the viewers in his common radio exhibits, of which we get a good glimpse early on, earlier than he’s struck down by sickness. He imparts life classes, worldly recommendation and far more by way of his exhibits. The screenwriter turns an prolonged sequence, the place a younger woman, sitting precariously on the fringe of the terrace of a high-rise flat, calls Shankar on the present to speak about her troubles, into an exhibition of why the RJ has turn out to be common with the broader viewers. Regardless of its handy emotional play and the parallels with Shankar’s personal life, as he’s additionally too busy to spend time together with his personal child, that scene works.

Meri Awas Suno

Route: Prajesh Sen

Starring: Jayasurya, Manju Warrier, Sshivada

It really works in conveying to us as to what Shankar has misplaced, and the listeners too. However the script additionally supplies ample house for the struggles of his spouse Meryl (Sshivada), a tv anchor, who has taken go away from job to maintain Shankar. Reshmi (Manju Warrier), a speech therapist with some unconventional strategies, takes up the job of a private voice coach for Shankar. A few of her strategies and theories to problem him to beat his difficulties makes one wonder if any skilled therapist would resort to such strategies.

Jayasurya’s function right here would possibly carry again recollections of ‘Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam’, which additionally had him fighting speech difficulties, however additionally it is a testomony to how a lot he has grown as an actor since then, taking on roles that will problem him. There’s all the time a little bit of Jayasurya in a lot of his roles, but one can even see him craving to be higher with every passing movie.

Regardless of the predictable methods through which the movie proceeds, as most movies with such themes are certain to, the writers have weaved in simply sufficient conflicts and emotional turmoil to maintain it at the very least mildly partaking all by way of.

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