Reviews for Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi

2.8/5
From 6 votes.
Abhilash
-
Reviews: 12, Level: Buff
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi
What I Liked:
You don't need much for a motorcycle road trip. Obviously a good bike, coz you are going to get there some ways and shit can happen .. I mean it always happens... So your bike has to be good to handle it. The ride needs some reliable gear, pretty much anything to keep you warm and dry.. and most importantly - good friends to share the journey with !! So cut to reality - That's what the thread of "Neelakasham Pacha Kadal Chuvanna Bhoomi" looks like. A road movie with a slender thread of story telling during the course of 160 odd minutes. I am a lover of the Royal Enfield brand and I would not be surprised anyone reading this may find a bias in the review :-). The movie kicks off with the legendary thump of the bike and then on the exhaust beats eases itself as the background score for the length of the movie .. The bikes and the lead characters played effortlessly by Kasi (Dulquer) and Suni (Sunny) were very classy. All the supporting cast did true justice to their roles. Ishita, Bimal Da, Gouri are 3 characters in the movie whom you feel a genuine affection for and the artistes did justice to their roles there. Surja Bala who played the role of Assi also needs mention here. Being a Samir Thahir movie - cinematography is expected to be at a set standard and this did not disappoint, thanks to the array of landscapes on offer en route. There is humor in patches, mostly witty one liners, and the movie does take you through the various socio-political concerns that mar our country to date. If one is a bike lover and loves riding, it is easy to get lost in the movie and not bother much about the story. Now this I am sure will be a minority crowd, and that need not help the movie much. There are many scenes which depicts an inner meaning than what is on display,an example being the mechanic (Raghavan) who says about the life he ran away from and the life he is leading now being the same and how the realization bothers him. Overall I would say that I enjoyed watching this one, but it might not cut with the regular watcher. As i write this piece I see my helmet and bike keys across the table and I can smell an impromptu ride in the air !! As the saying goes - 4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul .. NPCB worked for me !! .
What Could Be Better:
you can come up with enough flaws about the way the movie is made, but it boils down to how seriously you perceive this one. I saw this with a roadie mindset and I was fine accepting the flaws. As for negatives- the story as I mentioned above is not very awe inspiring. The script is a loose thread. The songs are kinda weak and did not linger in my mind after I left the halls. There was not much humor or entertainment and just like the riders in the movie the latter half started showing signs of fatigue well in this case - drag. The climax could have been made better and this might be a complaint for the conventional movie goer.
Add a comment.
Sebastian
-
Aspiring Script Writer
Reviews: 6, Level: Buff
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi
What I Liked:
The much hyped road movie from the director of Chappa Kurish literally wanders around aimlessly between blue skies, green waters and red earth. One of the most anticipated movies of 2013 becomes an utter disappointment for many reasons.
The story as well as the two motorcycles ridden the central characters moves forward through seven states. The main highlight of the film is the enormous scenic beauty of Eastern India which is captured in an extremely appealing manner. Surely the enticing panoramic view of these landscapes will make an overwhelming temptation to the one who has kept a wander-thirst with his soul. The plot begins as the two protagonists Kazi(Dulquar) and Suni(sunny Wayne) embark on a journey to somewhere by motorcycles. For about an hour since the film as well as the bikes got started the audience are kept unaware of the aim and destination of their journey. After watching the film I thought it was better reveal it earlier as it comes to reveal only after making an ordinary viewer unconcerned about the aim of this journey that made him bored and yawned. And even after the end credits he is left confused. I could see some embarrassed faces only instead of clapping hands when the lights were on. Dulquar and Sunny have put behind a effort to portray two young guys of wanderlust. And these two emerging young actors have got enough space to exhibit some stunning performances since in almost every scene, the screen is occupied by these guys. The actress in the female lead whose name is still anonymous to me, has done her role pretty well. The decision made by Kazi to abandon the journey and then to resume it seems to me bit contradictory. And the scriptwriter fails in presenting these twists convincingly while the scenes at the puncture-patching kiosk and the incidents at Puri (especially the forest game) are depicted in a satisfying manner. Almost all the characters are in an agitated mental stage due to some exaggerated silly incidents. Only God knows why a liberal young man allows his sweetheart leave him without any solid reason. And after a few days sitting and reading books without making a single phone call, he he suddenly starts an adventurous trip to a destination that is thousands of kilometers away from it's origin to bring his girlfriend back. Here the most weird thing is that the statement made by Kazi that starting the journey his real intention was not to meet Assi but just to see The Himalayas. There is a reference to murder on the film but no unraveling mystery is there.
The cinematography is excellent and the bgm is OK while the bike of Kazi stands alluring. .
What Could Be Better:
The songs in the movie do not make much impact. Screenplay is loose and the climax makes no sense to the common viewers . Maybe it would be appreciated by a wannabe intellectual critic. In short NCPB neither offers entertainment nor a good cinematic experience. It seems that getting inspired from some road movie seen in an international film festival, Sameer Thahir's only concern was that to make a road movie in malayalam es soon as possible even without a credible storyline. Still I never forget the effort that put behind by the entire crew while filming. The protagonist's invention and the grinder-turned-scooter resembles the climax scenes of 3idiots. 1st half is dragging to it's extreme and the pace is not much improved in the second half too.
The journey through the film is rather tedious. Watch NPCB at your own risk with wide yawns at regular intervals or ignore it
Shine -
Excellent review !!!!
Conflicting opinions have been flowing for NPCB..
But this review was a comprehensive n realistic one..
Add a comment.
Ameen
-
Reviews: 8, Level: Buff
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi
What I Liked:
Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi from Sameer Thahir stays true to a “road movie”, giving a new and pleasant experience. Kasi sets out into a bike expedition, after his girlfriend Assi unexpectedly leaves him. Kasi’s close friend Suni joins the journey. They aimlessly drive around and reach Puri and subsequently Bamanghati, WB. They meet the local tribes who are fighting for their right for survival and were brandished as naxalites. Kasi and Suni spend their time with them and the movie slowly sheds bits and pieces of past life of Kasi. The incidents over there bring a revelation in Kasi, setting an aim for the journey- Finding Assi who is in Nagaland. The first half of the movie moves in a slow pace without revealing much about the story.

The second half dwells into the college life of Kasi, his love affair with Assi and his family’s involvement. The duo continues the ride to Kolkata & Assam, meeting new characters and watching dark realties of human cruelties; bringing a vortex of emotions in Kasi. Hashir Mohamed’s script intricately throws the nuances of love, friendship & family over the journey with minimal dialogues.
.
What Could Be Better:
The first half of the movie was quite dragging and there were many insignificant incidents which didn’t have any bearing in the story. The script falls loose in giving the intensity to the background story – the bonding between Kasi and Assi doesn’t look passionate. The movie didn’t have a solid deserving climax.
Add a comment.