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A film comprising of 5 short stories by 5 directors. Each story is about a women.
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Credited cast:
Jinu Ben Jinu Ben ... Kullan
Shine Tom Chacko
Chetan Chetan
Fahadh Faasil ... Ajmal
Chethan Jayalal ... Sethulakhsmi's friend
Jayasurya
Chemban Vinod Jose ... Joshiy
Pradeep Kottayam
Kavya Madhavan ... Gowri
Reenu Mathews ... Tall Wife
Biju Menon ... Jonathan Antony
Nivin Pauly ... Santa
Honey Rose ... Nancy
Dulquer Salmaan ... Injured Stuntsman
Isha Sharvani ... Isha
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A film comprising of 5 short stories by 5 directors. Each story is about a women.

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Five reasons to live for. Five reasons to die for.

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The character of Dulquer Salman in 'Kullante Bhaarya' is based on L.B 'Jeff' Jefferies from the Hitchcock movie Rear Window. See more »

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The name plate at Kavya Madhavan & Biju Menon's bungalow's gate is twisted when Jayasurya arrives. It is in correct position when he leaves. See more »

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Interesting Attempt; 'Sethulakshmi' will be the only story I'll remember and cherish.
23 October 2014 | by akash_sebastianSee all my reviews

An anthology of five unusual romance films was an interesting way to celebrate 100 Years of Indian Cinema. Other than the second story, none of the stories seemed clichéd or melodramatic. It's an interesting attempt.

Sethulakshmi - The first short film, and the best one.; it's an adaptation of a short story named 'Photo'. It stars two young talented kids, and the story is really heartbreaking and haunting. The story starts off quite cheerfully, but it leads to such horror. In a bird's eye view, it shows the plight of young girls everywhere. But the story is essentially about helplessness, and seems like an allegory on so many communities and kinds of people. The fear of being exposed of something small (which may not be even wrong) leads us to doing worse things (by feeling helpless about the situation), thinking there's no other way.

Isha - The cheesiest one among them. It's average.

Gowri - None of us can predict the future. One moment of pure joy and happiness can suddenly turn into a world of sadness and despair. It's simple and contemplative.

Kullande Bharya (The dwarf's wife) - It starts of quite 'Rear Window'-like, but it turned out to be an observation of pure love, and our human illness of prying into neighbours' (strangers') lives. It's an adaptation of a Chinese short story, 'The Tall Woman and Her Short Husband'. It was an interesting watch.

Aami - Perhaps, the second best story among the five. It's about love, adultery and guilt. Quite a thought-provoking tale about one's priorities.

Other than the second story, the overall acting was quite good.

'Sethulakshmi' will be the only story I'll remember and cherish, I guess. Others are quite forgettable.


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