Film Review: Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2015) by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Film Review: Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2015) by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
If someone ever asked me to suggest a movie that captures the inner workings of the Malayali psyche, this would be it. The need to have a good time, is common across the world. And in Kerala, travel and booze are integral to this. But never did I imagine that “Ozhivudivasathe kali” (English translation – An off-day game) could encapsulate what Kerala is, so elegantly unlike any other.

Five friends decide to have a good time on election day which is a holiday declared by the state government to facilitate voting. The group has representation from different sections of society. Thirumeni (Girish Nair), Dharman (Nishtar Sait), Dasan (Baiju Netto), Vinayan (Pradeep Kumar) and Asokan (Arun Nair), though bound by the exhilarating prospect of booze, keep their prejudices and allegiances very close to their hearts. They go to a secluded guest house surrounded by natural vegetation. Geetha (Abhija Sivakala) who attends to
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