The daughter was going to be a classical dancer.” They even named her Mrinalini, because his father was a great fan of Mrinalini Sarabhai. Then, when you least expect it, there’s a splash of comic relief. *** The story Kamal Haasan told that evening kept going back and forth in time, a jumble of memories – like this one from when Kamal was seven or eight. He used to escort her on the bus for ,” he laughed.
The much-anticipated scene from Theri, in which Vijay sings a nursery rhyme to some goons, and a few other scenes where his character’s supernatural abilities have been showcased, offer the only moments of relief in this “mass entertainer”.
Cinematographer George C Williams does a good job behind the camera, capturing the beautiful landscapes of Kerala, and GV Prakash’s songs go well with the total absurdity of the movie.
Theri depicts brutal violence, so the only question that remains at the end of the movie is, why did our overtly-sensitive censor board reward this movie with a ‘U’ certificate?
After fifty years of acting, that’s the only facet of Kamal Haasan people think about. Listening to Kamal Haasan speak is like sitting down for a screenplay narration. He narrated the stretch where he – we should probably name this character in the flashback; let’s call him by the diminutive Kamal – was cut off from art for a while when his mother was diagnosed as a chronic diabetic and had to be sent to Chennai, where her elder brother lived. One of his friends from Hindu High School was Palghat Mani Iyer’s son, Rajaram – they formed a mutual admiration society. I didn’t know how to get out of it.” So Kamal had this fear.
He was in the city filming , but it was the day of the elections, so there was no shooting across the state. Kamal Haasan spoke about his sister, the family’s only daughter, who was sent off to train in classical dance in a in Tanjore when she was five.