When people hear the word 'disability', they usually think of a limitation or what a person can't do. We all have dealt with struggles at one point or another in our lives.
Some might still be dealing with it. No one really asked for it or wants to remain in a struggle, since it's never easy getting past them. All you need to do is accept it and be your own self.
That's what director Ranjith Sankar offers with his latest outing Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam. Right from his debut movie Passengers, the director had managed to keep his graph steady, and it looks like it will continue to remain so with this Jayasurya starrer. Ranjith has once again proved that films are made not just for entertainment, it can also teach you, tell you and motivate you.
Based on a true story, the movie (of whose title itself conveys what you are to expect) is about Sudhi, played by Jayasurya, someone who deals with the speech impairment of stammering, and how he copes with it at different phases of his life from age 20 to 40.
He shares his fears (ranging from travelling in the same bus for 3 years, going shopping alone to riding a bike); his likes (writing poems, reading books and knowing about movies like Tare Zameen Par) his love (meant only for 'one' girl) and no sooner do we realize 'how beautiful a person he is'.
Ranjith Sankar has perfectly narrated a real-life story from a common man's perspective. Though there are no major plot developments or twists as such, the director and writer will keep you hooked to the many inspiring and heart touching moments.
Talking about the cast, Jayasurya excels in his role and the movie undoubtedly owes him big credit. Jayasurya effortlessly shows his varying age; his subtle emotions and outbursts with perfect body language and dialogue delivery goes ahead to prove that. The way he stammers in his 20s is different from how he does in 30s and 40s, which proves how Jayasurya opts for experiments and challenges.
The two heroines of the movie Sshivada Nair (who was earlier seen in Mohanlal starrer 'Living Together') and Dr Swathy Narayanan manage to grab attention in their respective roles of speech therapist and as Jayasurya's fiance.
Mukesh, Aju Varghese, KPAC Lalitha, TG Ravi, Sunil Sukhada also need special mention for doing justice to their roles with their laughs and cries. (Watch out for Tara Ranjith Shankar, Advait Jayasurya and the director himself in the movie)
Yet another added point in the movie is the music department. National Award winner Bijibal's background music blends well with the movie giving a feel of positivity.
Although not an out and out entertainer, Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam joins the league of feel-good movies, bringing a smile on everyone's face with its inspiring tale.
Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam is about a person's world which is as real as yours, in which there are insecurities and obstacles. It humanises these issues and seems to boldly state than suggest that it takes as much effort, if not more, to overcome the difficulties by trying over again and again.
(P.S: 'Hope is a good thing' as Andy Dufresne says in The Shawshank Redemption)