Udaharanam Sujatha review- An ode to motherhood

Udaharanam Sujatha- An ode to motherhood

Saturday 30 September 2017

Movie Title

Udaharanam Sujatha

Director

Phantom Praveen

Star Cast

Manju Warrier, Anaswara Rajan

Debutant director Phantom Praveen’s Udaharanam Sujatha is the remake of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's brilliant Hindi movie Nil Battey Sannata, which incidentally was remade in Tamil as Amma Kanakku. 

Sujatha Krishnan (Manju Warrier) is a widow, who earns a living, working as a house maid. Her daughter Athira (Anaswara Rajan) has just entered Class X and she has big dreams about her child. But Athira is a lazy student, who believes that she is destined to become a house maid just like her mother, when she becomes older.

As per the advice of a writer named George Paul (Nedumudi Venu), Sujatha does something unconventional. She joins the same class where Athira is studying, as a student, to help her daughter in her studies.

She does well her in studies, amidst all the work that she has to do on a daily basis, but her daughter doesn’t like it at all. Athira takes it as an insult as Sujatha doesn’t know what to do next, as her daughter becomes a rebel.

It’s not an easy story to tell, but the director has presented it all in an affecting way. Though the going is a bit slow paced during the first half, everything falls right on track in the second half. And then you can watch it probably with moist eyes.

With a brilliant show, Manju Warrier leaves the audiences spellbound, performing her character convincingly. Her style and body language is perfect and she scores really well in emotional scenes. Anaswara Rajan, who plays her daughter, delivers an impressive performance with so much confidence.

Udaharanam Sujatha could be more enjoyable for those who haven’t seen the original or the Tamil version, but that doesn’t take away the merits of this one. Enjoy this cute little gem and not forget to carry some tissues to wipe tears, as you head to the cinemas.

Verdict: Honest and genuine