If you are missing true aesthetics in big films these days, you can take recourse to the internet. Rummage though YouTube and you'll find plenty of short films, many of them class apart.
One such Malayalam short movie that has taken the internet by storm recently is 'Hridayathinte Vadakku Kizhakke Attathu' directed by Anup Narayanan.
The short portrays the theme of love. It tells the story of a young college girl, who falls in love with a young, priest-in-the-making, classmate.
The captivating blend of ambiance, music, dialogues and the mood will arrest you and transport you to a different world. What stands apart is the pace of the narrative. Compared to the fast-moving motley of scenes and sequences in the so-called industry movies, this short movie stands tall with a free flow of artistic vitality.
They say, in industry movies, you need movements and change of sequences to hold the attention of the audience. How true, since movies are now made not to enthuse the audience but to convince them, to make business. The trend pulls even a dedicated artist to fall in line.
Aneesha Ummer, who portrays the role of Priya, the college girl, delivers a stunning performance with a few gems of emoting instances. Bibin Mathai also displays an equally marvelous piece of acting. Other actors in the film are Roshan Anand, Vishnu Vidyhyadaharan, Manoj M B and Sangeeth.
The musical strain by Joel Johns shows how the background score elevates the mood and tenor of a movie and leave a lasting impact that extends long after the movie is over. Cinematography by Prasad Yhogi does full justice to the narrative and its motif.
This short is definitely a must-watch for those who still harbor some feelings for fellow humans.