A 9 to 6 job, car to drive around with the AC in full swing on hot and dusty days, a bike or scooter to zip around through the crowded cities of joy and sorrow. A television to entertain you when you feel bored, a laptop to stream the latest movies and TV series and …
Ah! The ever present hope. Bull shit. I stand before you here in this sheet of paper to make a point clear. That hope, this thing you all cling on to at difficult times, it just ain't what you think it is. So let me begin. Sorry for the madness and angst and occasional outbursts …
When you suddenly embrace the little joys and pleasure in life, like seeing an awesome sunset followed by a more awesome sunset. The treats just keep on coming.
The protagonist is a lad named Maanu, who finds it very difficult to identify himself in the society he belongs. He is scared of the dark, of dogs and sees everything with a dubious eye, can’t stick to a job for long and has become a burden for his family.
The movie is the story that unfolds in a day in the life of a Bollywood session violinist. He is an aspiring violinist who has come to the movie capital of India to make a name for him.
In Serginho, the protagonist we see a classy portrayal of a teenage boy. He is smart, confident and cares about his family that is slowly falling into pieces and he tries his hand in bringing back the order and stability they once had.
Jalam means water and my question as to why the movie was named as such was later on satisfied by the director himself in the open forum session we had after the movie.
For the duration of the movie, I was in awe of the simplicity and the beauty of the movie. It is portrayed in the picturesque beauty of Kuttanad, the famed backwaters of Gods own Country.