Why Watch Rani Padmini?

It was only a few months ago that we had Mili, the story of an introvert girl trying to move forward in life all alone as the society doesn’t find the need to understand her. There have also been movies like How Old Are You with the female protagonist trying to leave her mark in front of her family members. Most of us have watched Queen. But one thing that we can say about Rani Padmini is that it is different, and along with Mili is another movie which supports those who wish to rise above the limitations imposed on them. There are many reasons to watch Rani Padmini.

So, Rani Padmini tells the story of two women, Rani and Padmini who go on an adventure like never before in their lives and meet each other in a bus. It is an adventure which is beautifully portrayed with a nice touch of humour which runs through this light-hearted, lovable movie. Through this journey of the two ladies, there will be the realization of some truths for not only these two, but also for people who are around them. It is sure to change their lives, and at the same time, the movie is certain to bring some nice feel-good effect with beautiful messages for all of us viewers.

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Rani Padmini doesn’t restrict its scope to one type of person, unlike what these kind of movies usually do. It has two protagonists, both ladies from different situations and having different personalities, sharing the same bond, and carrying it towards the end, changing the lives of both of them. Both these characters actually compliment each other rather than working towards making one’s life better. The one from the world of modernity or the traditional world is not considered better than the other, as the significance here for both are the same – a case of sharing the good and the bad.

Rani Padmini is undoubtedly the most beautiful movie shot with a theme like this. There are not only those wonderful visuals of the mountains, the way in which the whole movie is shot has something special. Aashiq Abu could nicely bring the idea and message on the screen through the beauty, which makes sure that the whole thing is more memorable. His previous movie just had the looks and style which went down the drain, but the director has understood how to use his skills in such a way that the experience will stay in our minds forever. Then there is also the beauty of nostalgia which Aashiq Abu never forgets to bring!

Rani Padmini doesn’t take sides, and it is the truth. On the journey towards finding individuality, it is a story of anybody who wishes to be different and stay away from the stereotypes. A significant problem of movies with similar themes is that the taking of sides make people feel that the director and the story-writer could only thing from one perspective. The audience can feel that this movie is inclined towards sides, but it is never limited to one side. Rani Padmini is a fair movie, not only to the female protagonists, but to a lot of characters in the movie. You have Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal bringing amazing performances to add to that!

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There are factors which Rani Padmini needs to overcome. The most significant one is from the blind fans who are trying to promote the overrated movies Amar Akbar Anthony and Ennu Ninte Moideen at the expense of other movies which are actually better than these two. The former is no Kunjiramayanam and the latter no Premam with the failure to use all which were at hands. It is only a matter of time until more and more of the thinking audience will watch these two movies and let everyone know that former has too much of low class comedy along with a rushed fake ending while the latter fails to use the great material which it had thus not doing enough justice to a wonderful love story. All of them got good moments and watchable stuff, but not that much as Rani Padmini has.

The fans have already dealt with Life of Josutty and Kohinoor by degrading them with negative opinions asking people to watch their favourite movies only, and the variety which Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi brought also struggled. Well, they team up and try to negate each and every different opinions, doing what the fans have been doing to hurt the good movies. It is them that Rani Padmini needs to fear more than any other, because we see the fans of those movie everywhere degrading this one! But Rani Padmini should survive because it is a movie with its heart and soul at the right place.

Read the full review of Rani Padmini here

***The images used on this blog post are from the Official Facebook Page of the movie, Rani Padmini.

TeNy

A New School of Abuse

These days, we see people thriving on a school of abuse. May be they are striving for graduation and post-graduation on the same instead of doing something constructive. Whenever there is a chance for a debate, things turn to abuse and it is all about who can be the bigger foul-mouthed creature. May be they have the experience of winning so many battles with abuses. But does that win them the war of life? Have they won all the battles and still lost the big war? Do they even care? What has education provided these people with? An extreme case of nothingness?

It has been a few months since the Maria Sharapova abuse program was launched by Indians, lead by Keralites seemingly making an attempt to be champions at that high quality program which is going to win India medals in Olympics. They flourished through her Facebook Page hurling the worst kind of misogynistic and degrading comments, and after giving the worst possible abuse, all they have earned is a bloody elephant egg that never really existed. I had never thought that so many people in Facebook are so anti-female – but that helped me because I could remove a few idiots from my friends list in Facebook.

Maria Sharapova has the best fans, but not at this part of the world.

Maria Sharapova has the best fans, but the worst are at this part of the world.

That was their global problem. The abusers did go back to their local level after that incident. The question that Maria Sharapova asked was just one of their problems. Being active in local programs was always in their blood. There was always the need for controversies. Prithviraj Sukumaran hasn’t been giving much interviews, but once their found that his daughter’s name had the “Menon” in it, they came up with the caste based controversy. The big surprise is that it came from those people who won’t say no to reservation for their caste. They still need to go after a name and enter the abuse mode – this one was short-lived though.

Abuse at television and news paper pages happens to be another common thing. Without realizing that there is an unlike option on every page, these people wander around hoping to come up with an abuse here or there. Some of them come with extra fake accounts and the rest with their friends. They choose some random news and start the daily program. They have special love for entertainment news and after passing some rude comments at celebrities, they starts advice-oriented abuse. The moral policing and abuse combination begins here and spreads to celebrity pages.

There was the recent controversy about them teaching an actress how to wear clothes. Yes, there was teaching class available for free, but not without abuse which comes along with the same. At another time, they had problems with another actress becoming the news-maker of the year 2014. What they don’t understand is that this choice was made by people – those who were inspired by her performance in a motivating movie. She was far above the level of the movie, and it had inspired too many women, which was why people voted for her. So the abuse should go to the common people who voted right? Why don’t they try abusing everyone on the streets?

He was selected by Asianet as the youth icon of the year - eat it.

He was selected by Asianet as the youth icon of the year – eat it or leave it.

Then there were the blind fans becoming so sad that their favourite young actor who had so many flops in 2014 didn’t become the youth icon of the year. They were a developing category in the school of abuse and decided to protest against it in a foul-mouthed manner. Yes, they just did that and finished it as if it is a program conducted for some festival. The celebrity fans are the biggest abusers available. The problem with them is that they donate their brains to that celebrity when they should have instead given a kidney. If you abuse one celebrity for another one, you are showing your lack of brain which hurts the zombies who want to eat them.

Some people were after Suresh Gopi because of something he said. If he had mentioned that one community should strive for something doesn’t mean that the others shouldn’t. The only mistake he has done is by giving some help to the contestants coming for his reality show. Seriously, one has to wonder how many other celebrities are as philanthropic as he is. The other crowd favourites for abuse include Rimi Tomy and Ranjini Haridas. Sometimes, I am so surprised at the reasons that they find for abuse that, I doubt if I belong to this world. This world is slowly, but steadily going to the school of abuse. Being a cent percent literate state, Kerala is showing the rest of the country that literacy means so less when online.

Isn’t it a good thing to stop interfering in the lives of others and begin to respect their opinions; being nice to others? ***The images used in this blog post are from the official Facebook Pages of the celebrities.

TeNy