‘Adiwiraku’ comparable with Hollywood superhero flicks
I AM often cynical when it comes films that claim to portray multiracial stories and issues, especially movies produced locally. However, I am proud to say that Adiwiraku has changed my perspective to some extent.
Firstly, let me say that this film is not without its weaknesses. The story is simple, without great twists. It is inspired by true events, but the producers could have steeped it more in reality.
Also, the voiceover narration could have been more informal and expressive to reflect the protagonist’s mood in some scenes. But, this could also have been intentional to give a sense of someone recalling events. But most cinemagoers will not look into these aspects too much.
Now to the “superpowers” that this film holds. The story is beautiful. It makes us believe in this country, her people and all the wonders that can be achieved if we unite. And, this is done not by sidestepping stark realities, but by focusing on the solutions.
The main character was played superbly by Sangeeta Krishnasamy. I was taken by surprise with the splendid “metre” shown by her as most of our local actors tend to be “wooden” or overact. A special mention as well to all the kids and teenagers in the movie. It must not have been easy to understand their roles and, at the same time, show their individuality and express the dialogue, which may not be in their first language, convincingly.