Oruthee review: When woman power overwhelms life

Navya Nair
Navya Nair plays the lead in the movie, 'Oruthee'

Navya Nair's comeback movie 'Oruthee' showcases the turmoil of a middle-income family, especially the women who run the house when their husbands are away struggling to make both ends meet. The realistic ambience is blended with the artistic beauty and enchanting melody.

The story is centred in the subaltern humdrum of Kochi and Navya's Radhamani represents millions of working women stuck up in the jaws of penury and the material world where the gutters of deceit and treachery are wide open.

Women's exceptional talent of multi-tasking both at home and at workplaces are often belittled by lame arguments. It may come as a surprise why their wizardry of handling time and chores always go unrewarded and instead have to own up the responsibility of a collective failure. Perhaps, the only reason for this is their womanliness. This is the commentary that runs through out the narrative.

Radhamani in Oruthee exemplifies the struggling women in several ways and director V K Prakash sheds light on many areas where women are victimised. The petulant phone calls, the indecent gestures she rebukes, the social commitments she has to attend to and all these display how she is inevitably torn between the demands of her circumstances. Navya Nair reprises the role of Radhamani with speckless perfection. She proves that she has never been away from the film world.

The originality of dialogues and how characters react to the situations replicate real-life situations so overwhelmingly that the narrative flows quite fast and smooth.

Meanwhile, Vinayakan hijacks the saga from the second half and registers a thumping impression. He gets into the skin of his character and reprises the role of a rough police sub inspector with a 'genuine' heart, with elan. The depiction of the story is effectively supported by a line of actors led by Saiju Kurup, late actress KPAC Lalitha, Santhosh Keezhattoor among others.

Jimshi Khalid's camera closely follows the drama and captures the hues and momentum of Kochi and makes no mistake in absorbing the artistic beauty whenever it was on display. Meanwhile, Gopi Sundar's music, both background score and the songs are perfectly tailored for the sequences in the movie.

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