Vaazhl is a movie directed by Arun Prabhu Purushotham, featuring actors- Pradeep Antony, TJ Bhanu, Diva Dhawan, and SN Bhatt.
The storyline of Vaazhl goes along the aspect of an individual’s quest for self-discovery. A man is made to explore familial relations, bonds, and a rollercoaster of emotions while on an unplanned trip with his family.
The characters in Arun Prabu Purushothaman’s Vaazhl appear to be in continual conflict with the audience. It has nothing to do with the picture’s physical release, despite the fact that it is a film made for the large screen. Vaazhl, on the other hand, has something absent, something wrong, something strange about him. This something, though it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is, works as a blockade, keeping us at a safe distance from the events. You are never actually, even for a moment, with Vaazhl’s characters, despite the fact that the film genuinely wants you to be around them; to go through a mix of reactions, to fulfill a loop with them.
This detached attitude might be traced to the film’s script. It takes a lot of guts for Arun Prabu to create a tale that, as he explains, lacks a framework and a core. Perhaps what Vaazhl actually needs is a spine that connects its non-linearity in a coherent manner. Forget about thematic continuity; the picture falls well short of the ridiculousness that was envisioned after the first instance.
This brings up the issue of anything being constantly contradictory. Its contradiction arises from Vaazhl’s hierarchical nature if that makes perfect sense. The film lacks a traditional storyline and does not adhere to screenwriting norms. In general, at least. Its scenarios are portrayed as though we were randomly browsing through old pictures. Vaazhl, like the way sequences, are conceived, has no sequence. Take note of Raymond Derrick Crasta’s editing style. The visuals simply fade away, revealing snippets from life; from this trip.
Arun Prabu has a brilliant idea: a person going through a midlife crisis is educated about the peculiarities of life by the “outlandish” individuals he meets along the way, which transforms his vision of the future. Arun wants this individual to go from one point to another. He even pulls off a half-execution of the many stops. The difficulty with a film attempting to contradict the very structure of a script is that it either has to go absolutely insane, as in Super Deluxe, or have a solid storyline, as in the Malayalam film Charlie or the Hindi film Finding Fanny. Vaazhl is nowhere to be seen.
Prakash (Pradeep Antony), who is stuck in a software job, is what gets Vaazhl moving. His boss, lover and relatives are always down his throat; he has no room to recuperate. The picture is mostly about his coming to grips with his shoehorned life, as seen through the eyes of an eagle; his recognition that he is alive at that time and that “nalaiki” is a faraway idea, and so forth. But before Prakash can get there, he must first encounter and fall in love with his cousin, Yatramma (TJ Banu), whom her son Yatra refers to as Yatramma (TJ Banu) (Aahrav).
Both Yatra and his mother appear to be in need of care and admiration. Let’s pretend they’re both dealing with marital violence at home. Let’s assume Yatramma does it somewhere in the throes of passion that changes the direction of her and Prakash’s lives. Let’s assume it involves a family vacation, and each of them gets what they really want: Yatra gets a father figure in “Prakash Maama,” and Prakash and Yatramma receive a buddy for each other. In this 112-minute film, Arun Prabu spends over an hour setting up a dispute, accompanied by a voyage of consciousness, which is resolved in the intermission. The issue isn’t with the performers; they’re all fantastic; it’s with the implementation. Perhaps it’s the superficial nature of communication. Maybe the individuals aren’t as “out there” as they appear on paper. It’s possible that the emotional beats aren’t functioning. perhaps it’s the second quarter that’s the most agonizing. Perhaps it isn’t as punchy. Perhaps it’s the need to discuss life’s perspective, connections, music, and self-care.