- 1h 58min
Narrates both the hardships and happiness that Gulf life has provided to Malayalees. The period from 1960 to the present form the context of the story.Narrates both the hardships and happiness that Gulf life has provided to Malayalees. The period from 1960 to the present form the context of the story.Narrates both the hardships and happiness that Gulf life has provided to Malayalees. The period from 1960 to the present form the context of the story.
An Ode to True Hardship Spirit of Migrated Malayalis. A film that touches heart as well as brain with life long message. Pathemari must have been worshipped by many Malayalis i don't know because i am not from Kerala and haven't experience their lifestyle. That little bit i know about them is hardly something and lot indirect and this film is a detailed take on a Malayali's life from 60s decade till his death. I have to admit that it would have worked even better if i had been a Malayali. However, it has worked as human drama for me and that social sense is there in me to understand the life a simple human being affected by migration during 60s when it was actually a serious issue for many south Indians and has remained for decades later too. The plot follows the life of Pallikkal Narayanan who migrated to the Middle-East in the early 1960s, when the Kerala Gulf boom was just beginning. The film shows his life in simple manners, no hardcore drama or melodrama like 90s family movies, just a simple presentation of the actual problems any poor but good man faces. That's it but that's too much to be honest. And then there is uplifting climax with life long message about money, hardship, family and true human spirit with heart touching emotions. The music plays an important role here. You know usually I skip the songs while watching non-hindi/English/marathi movies if it doesn't suit me in first 40 Seconds or so but here every song in Pathemari has worked. I didn't skip a single song and that's a very rare thing to me. You know sometimes while watching any emotional film you wish that there must be a terrific Melodious song at right situations which you can take along with you even after the film is over, Pathemari Title Song is exactly what i ordered. Yet another remarkable performance be legend Mammootty and yet another remarkable film in director Salim Ahamed's short but fantastic filmography.
RATING - 8/10*
By - #samthebestest.
- Aug 23, 2021