The Artist

'சித்திரம் பேசுதடி' நூற்தொகுப்பில் பம்மல் சம்பந்த முதலியார் தனது டாக்கி இயக்கிய அனுபவத்தை எழுதுகிறார். நாடக கதாசிரியர் ஆக இருந்து விட்டு சினிமா படம் எடுப்பதில் உள்ள கஷ்டங்களை கொஞ்சமும் தயக்கமின்றி எழுதுகிறார். அவ்வாறு அவர் இயக்கிய 'சதி சுலோச்சனா' படம் என்னவாயிற்று என்று தெரியவில்லை.

Interestingly, went to watch 'The Artist' yesterday. It was not a great love story or a epic one. It was a normal love story with some interesting twists. May be the film being in Black & White or being a silent one amuses us. But such things can hold interest only so much. Beyond that, the interesting screenplay which avoids any unnecessary forays into conflicts or humor, the neat acting by the lead pair and the quintessential love story which tugs at heart makes the movie click. 

Most of the movie can be understood through the visuals and the dialogue cards and the movie titles convey the rest. It is interesting to note as we come from a tradition where we still don't see cinema as a visual medium rather as a entertainment medium where people need to emote vigorously. While Pammal Sambandham is able to explain that easily, I think our directors still has difficulty in understanding that. 

That said, 'The Artist' is an interesting movie and has a lot of things going for it. The lead pair of Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo is charming, story simple, acting par excellence makes it click. Definitely a must-watch.

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