Naangu (Four) is an untold story about four 50+ aged friends and their desire towards achieving something that they have missed in their early life
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Producer/s : Harish Gokul,
Director/s : Harish Gokul,
Writer/s : Harish Gokul,
Actor/s : Rajan Krushnamoorthy, Raghuvasan Ramusamy
Tales of everyday lives
It seems surreal, but it’s not. Harish appears at the screening to explain the importance of recognising ordinary people’s ordinary lives.
Something may be lost in translation, but to be honest it’s a little unclear what’s going on. It all unfolds too fast, there are too many words (it’s hard to keep up with the subtitles), too many supporting characters, and no development of the four leads.
The incidents shown in the film-within-the-film are not dramatic, even when they involve big family events like marriage, or setting up a new business. There is insufficient time to let the sub-stories unfold, and one feels that the idea would have worked better if it had focused purely on one central character, with one central drama.
The positive stories that never get told, they are certainly an antidote to the melodrama of Bollywood. But when there is no struggle, there is no drama, let alone melodrama. The lesson is merely a plea that fails to get under our skins, like a daal with no salt or spice.