KUTTAVUM SHIKSHAYUM by Rajeev Ravi is Ranjan's recommendation
A daring burglary at a prominent jewelry store in a small town in Kerala sets the police to investigate all the usual red herrings till they stumble upon a vital clue that takes them to a crime-ridden territory in North India. The extended search in the badlands of North India forms a significant portion of the film that seethes with palpable tension and reveals the mastery of the director in exploiting locations to their fullest cinematic potential.
The climax subverts the usual cinematic expectations while the subtext of North-South divide is ingeniously weaved in with all its socio-political implications that many viewers could find problematic.
Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi’s latest directorial venture is a thought-provoking police procedural that shines with cinematic brilliance.
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Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker & faculty