The Malayalam movie is an east meets west travel saga that brings two souls from different walks of life, two opposites with different beliefs. The tale is cliché in bringing them together to a happy-ever-after ending. But it is in the tiny details that bring focus to the greatest of human stories, that makes this movie wonderful.
The humour that pops up at every turn of the story is what keeps the viewers wanting for more- I still wish there was more. The movie touches upon relationships, materialism, family, wars, oil, religion, mothers, culture, hygiene, food, corruption, and most importantly -inanimate objects that are filled with life, and lives that are lived almost, inanimate.
All these heavy weight subjects are placed on a tiny feather of humour and satire. The director, Jeo Baby, aces as a brilliant storyteller with cinematography that takes our breath away as the protagonists crisscross India, making the likes of us realise – what we are not doing in this birth of ours as Indians- not travelling our own land.
The movie with its endearing and natural performances by Tovino Thomas and India Jarvis leaves us with a subtle message – it takes a lifetime to travel India , and that some relationships are beyond ‘breath’ and space.