Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum is my favourite film of 2017: Parvathy
Parvathy is going through a magnificent phase in her career. The last couple of years have been great for her career and 2017 was no different. Her only Malayalam release this year, Take Off was a big success; both critically and commercially. Her performance in the movie was widely appreciated and is winning her many accolades.
Parvathy recently bagged the best actor award for her performance in Take Off at the International Film festival (IFFI) 2017. She became the first actor from Malayalam to win the silver peacock in the history of IFFI. She also made her Hindi debut this year with Qarib Qarib Singlle opposite Irrfan Khan.
But when quizzed about her favourite film of the year, the actress immediately said, “Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum”. On why it is her favorite film, Parvathy said, “It is a politically relevant film but not once do we even feel that. I happened to watch it only a couple of months ago. It really blew me away.”
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum directed by Dileesh Pothan had Fahadh Faasil, Suraj Venjaramoodu and newbie Nimisha Sajayan in the lead roles. Sajeev Pazhoor scripted the movie which is primarily centered around 3-4 characters. The core plot takes off when a newly married couple encounter a thief during a bus journey and are taken to a local police station.
Writer Sajeev Pazhoor and Dileesh Pothan smarty knit a story that discusses the politics of hunger and many other relevant social elements. The most has some hard-hitting dialogues penned by Sajeev and co-writer Syam Pushkaran. Dileesh Pothan’s meticulously detailed film making and the artists’ performance is on par with any international film.
Thondimuthalum emerged as a big commercial success while also garnering overwhelming praise from the critics. It is now being screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) under the ‘Malayalam Cinema Today’ category. Parvathy’s Take Off is another film that has been picked in this category.