Kaathal – The Core

The Long Take

Nov 30 2023 • 28 mins

Kaathal – The Core, directed by Jeo Baby, is shaping up to be a real word-of-mouth hit, purely on the strength of its sheer quality.

We speak about the many reasons why the new Malayalam-language drama left us so moved, and highlight the two central performances by Mammootty and Jyotika.

We appreciate director Baby’s command over visual storytelling, and how effectively he uses silences to convey volumes about his characters.

We also discuss the delicate tonal balance that the film strikes, making sure to not paint anybody as the “villain”.

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