Orange Mittai Movie Review The Hindu


Ramesh Thilak doesn’t act in the sense we usually define acting, but he really sells Sathya. He gets two great lines. He tells someone that he didn’t realise his father’s worth until the latter died, and he asks the listener not to repeat his mistake. He says this matter-of-factly — there are no tears. But his line, “Manasu ennamo theduthu”, brought a lump in the throat. And when he has a spat with Kavya, he tells her to be practical. If she wants to break it off, she should. “Thevayillaama love pannittome-nu kalyanam pannittu kashtappadathey.” The title — mercifully unexplained — may refer to candy but the film is a quiet ode to the bittersweet life.