Monday, 31 March 2014

Maniratnam's Geetanjali - 25 years of a classic

ManiRatnam has a unique style of narrating a story. This story starts with the graduation ceremony of a young man who is not bothered a lot about his future. His life is all about breaking rules and teasing girls. Witihin the first 15 minutes of the story, he suffers a serious accident. The treatment for which reveals his serious health condition. He is suffering from Cancer and has very few days left. So he decides to spend the last few days away from his sobbing parents and sets off to Ooty.

In Ooty lives the female protagonist Geetanjali, she seems to be a happy-go-lucky girl who goes about playing pranks with her eve-teasers. She has a little gang of siblings who help her with her accomplishments. In a turn of events, Prakash gets attracted to her, but then he comes to know that even Geetanjali is suffering from a heart condition that won't let her live longer. He gets inspired by the courage displayed by Geetanjali even though she knows that she has very little time left.

The story slowly reveals how the two go through ups and downs before realising the love for each other. They decide to stay together for the rest of their lives. 

The flirting skills of Prakash and the mischeivious pranks played by Geeta along with her siblings are the funny bits in this movie. Ilayaraja's music sets the right mood for this classic love story. Even after 25 years, the music of this movie gives the same relief to the 90s kids....This is indeed a classic love tale worth watching countless number of times.....