Orange Mittai Movie Review
Orange Mittai is a Tamil, Dark Comedy film co-written and directed by Biju Viswanath. Produced by actor Vijay Sethupathi. Lets see the review about the film
Direction : Biju Viswanath
Production : Vijay Sethupathi | B. Ganesh
Starring : Vijay Sethupathi | Ramesh Thilak | Aashritha
Music : Justin Prabhakaran
Written : Biju Viswanath | Vijay Sethupathi
Editing & Cinematography : Biju Viswanath
Production company : Vijay Sethupathi Productions
The journey of three persons with different emotions is Orange Mittai. It is basically a road movie which shows the one day journey of a heart patient, ambulance driver and a frustrated EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). The bitter and sour moments of EMT’s life are the key ingredients of the story.Film also portrays how beautiful is the bond between a father and son.
Vijay Sethupathy shows many avatars in the film. An actor, producer, singer, writer and lyricist. As a 60 yrs old ego centric man, he has done a great job by showing variance in body language and emotions. Somehow dialogue modulation doesnt suit to an aged man. His dance steps were amazing. Make up could have been better.We must appreciate the actor for selecting this different role.
Ramesh Thilak gets a golden opportunity, he shared equal screen space with vijay sethupathy. He is a genuine actor who delivered well matured performance.This is going to be a memorable role in his career. Another debut Aarumugam Bala is a surprise package. His dialogue delivery and tamil slang are different and impressive. Heroine Aashrita is a welcoming entree to kollywood.
Music is composed by Justin Prabhakaran, whose previous venture was Pannayarum Padminiyum. He has given soulful songs and great BGM. Heart touching music, flows along with the script throughout the film. Two beautiful songs ‘payanangal…’ and ‘theeratha aasaigal…’ have been included in the film. End credits roll with vijay sethupathy’s ‘straighta poi..’ Song. Good job Justin.
International award winning man Biju Vishwanath is the co-writer, cinematographer, editor and the director of the film. Unlike typical masala films, he has given a quality product to the audience.Simple story framed by a straight screenplay, spice up with comedy elements. Good characterization of the three main lead characters.Camera work is apt, as the director himself has wielded the camera work.
Duration of the film is the biggest strength. First half with 40 mins and second half 61 minutes, crisp editing.No unwanted commercial scenes can be found.No twist or turns.Dialogues need a special mention. In many places, the dialogue gives life to the particular scenes.No drinking and smoking scenes.It should be mentioned that the screenplay tests our patience in most parts.
Highlights of the film are – Performance of the lead roles, Justin Prabhakaran’s music, Vijay sethupathy’s dance for ‘adiyae manam nilluna…’ song, end credits, dialogues, emotional scenes between Ramesh thilak and Vijay Sethupathy. Film is a slow paced realistic drama with sensible scenes to enjoy. Good luck to the producer vijay sethupathy.