Today, I saw Priyadarshan’s Kanchivaram.

I’m not usually very good at expressing my thoughts and feelings about a great movie. They are often too deep and yet too fleeting to write down and seat in permanence. But I have to say this.

I will not forget this one.

One of the most moving, beautiful, elegant films I have seen. The pure, beautiful spoken Tamil of the independence era (surukkuppai for wallet), the meticulous attention to every little detail, the innocent but complex emotions of the characters, the tale of a man so close and yet so far from what constitutes his ambitions and his very life (silk) … ah! Priyadarshan, the Malayalam film director who made his name with dud Hindi films, I am your fan. This was also Prakash Raj’s finest performance since Iruvar.

This was something worth remembering.

PS. You can officially watch it here. This is a serious movie.