On the off chance that the title Penguin brought adorable visuals of Happy Feet (2006) to mind, the trailer immovably set out to settle that. Eashvar Karthic’s Tamil film Penguin is about an allegorical seabird who sets out to confront damnation or high water to shield her kid from peril. In the film, Rhythm — played by an in-control Keerthy Suresh — is the Mama Penguin. Her resolved, yet decelerated, interest to discover her child, Ajay, is the remainder of the film.
Cinematographer Kharthik Palani makes this discernible through his visuals. The vertigo-instigating scenes of the initial credits; the scene where Rhythm discovers Ajay in the clamor of the timberland lit by the headlights of her vehicle; or the frightful low-points of her common dreams — outlines are ably drawn.
In any case, the writers of the film don’t appear to have put as much into the character as Keerthy did. In a film about the fearlessness of a lady, we see none of it outside her job as a mother. Actually, generally until Ajay is discovered, she is quiet. She weds a man who professes to ‘acknowledge’ her as she seems to be. At the point when her companions discuss her advantageous scholastic greatness, we wonder where that has gone. Mood is so beaten and conventional, what is there to envy? Honestly speaking, the second half, seemed like the deadline was near and someone wrote in a hurry.
Keerthy Suresh takes the middle stage in this anticipation spine chiller. Furthermore, trust me, she is the main motivation to be snared to this show. The on-screen character gets into her part and plays it with conviction, in any event, when the content isn’t in support of herself.
Suresh additionally makes a capturing showing of passing on the despairing. Through the vast majority of the film, she looks rather clear, her apathy influencing between unwarranted expectation and the compulsion to grieve. In the scene where she is by and large truly hauled to perceive what is potentially her child’s body, Keerthy brings dread, uneasiness, gloom, skepticism, and even hesitant protection from fill Rhythm’s character with a completeness we had not seen up to this point.
Penguin draws a clear line — this is a story about a mother. Rhythm is only that. For her, and for the film, that is enough.Penguin is definitely not an ideal case of noir. It’s dissipated and the subsequent half revile is apparent. Despite the fact that Keerthy Suresh is in her element, the content isn’t.
By Rajrita Chattopadhyay