5 Reasons why Salt ‘n Pepper Deserves a Greater Number of Screens
Ashiq Abu’s ‘Salt ‘n Pepper’ that graced the screens yesterday, was released in 22 centres across the state. And this is during a time, when even very mediocre films manage to be released in a much greater number of cinema halls. We were hence much disappointed to see this wonderful film in one of the smallest theatres in Trivandrum, and that too, when a Hindi film was being screened at a much bigger theatre in the same complex. Here are 5 reasons why we believe this is a film that truly deserves a greater number of screens.
1. Salt ‘n Pepper is the BEST film to have come out in Malayalam in 2011, as yet. There would be very few contentions to this statement, we are sure.
2. This film is a bold experiment in every sense, and has broken down almost every possible convention that is followed in Malayalam cinema.
3. Very rarely do all the actors perform equally well in a film, and there is a thing or two about casting that film makers could learn from ‘Salt ‘n Pepper’.
4. Never for a moment pretentious, and never for a moment loud, ‘Salt ‘n Pepper’ engages the viewer to the hilt.
5. And this is the change that we have been talking about all this while, and have been looking forward to. And when it finally arrives, the least we could do is to ensure that film lovers get to experience it. Is anyone listening?
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