உயிரின் எடை 21 அயிரி
Sometimes some surprises happen…..this film is of that kind. Release of this film is not known by many of the people, even for me!
There is one more reason to watch this film. When the film got the sensor certificate around 42 scenes had cut, and censored and the got realised and it made me to watch this film. No crowd in the theater. With hesitation i started watching the film. But i got few surprising elements while watching this film because the whole film was taken by film institute students. Without much publicity about this good film people haven’t knew much about it.
let’s start the review. Uyirin Yedai 21 Ayiri is an underworld don story with the old message that one who takes the knife will die by the knife. The movie is all about a ruthless, paid killer who realizes the value of the human soul in his death bed. I searched meaning for the title finally i got to know “Soul’s weight is 21 Gram”.
The first half is about don Acha, his favourite goon Eeswar (Aegan) & the betrayal of the don’s son Seena. The narrative style of the director is neat and the interesting screenplay engages the audience with the notable scenes being the one in which the doctor realizes the influence of the don, and how Aegan is trapped by his own team mates. However, the blood-filled murders are clumsy and irritating. There are also no entertaining moments in the first half. The latter half is all about how the ruthless Eeswar transforms into a good human being. However, there are no good sequences to depict this. Forcefully added romance & the sentiment sequences make the movie look unrealistic.
Veteran Malayalam actor Thilkan, casted as don Acha, steals the show with his realistic performance. His body language, dialogue modulation, the style of his smoking are all spectacular. Murali, who plays as Seena, has also done a neat job.
Director Aegan plays the lead role as Eeswar and scores well in the second half, winning the sympathy of the audience in the climax. However, his physique and body language do not fit him into the shoes of a ruthless goon. Vinitha has minimum screen space.
village sidha docter, The Child, Cheenu’s acting and Goat comedy been plus for the film. Dialogues really excellent. For example “My tears is known to the Mirror and cot only” “the people who think about the past sin they become human in future, the people doesn’t realise their sin is referred to be animal”
Cinematography by J. P. Raj Selva is excellent with some good night-shots. He captures the beauty of Mothiramalai Forest with some stunning visuals. Editing by G. Karthika is so good that there is no evidence of the 42 cuts imposed by the Censor Board. Director Aegan also composes the music and background score. His background score in the stunt sequences have added tempo to the visuals.
Overall, Aegan’s Uyirin Yedai 21 Ayiri, though technically scoring well, gets bogged down due to the blood spilling violence, the slow-paced second half and the lack of any entertaining elements.
“Weight of Soul is not in the Quality of the film”!