Surprisingly two films Pranayam and Adhaminte magan Abhu have dealt with the seniors in society who are considered not very market worthy in film commerce .
Adhaminte got the national award for acting for Saleem Kumar known for his comedy forte .
The story is that of an old couples yearning for a pilgrimage to Mecca with thier meagre savings .
ignored by thier only son working in the middle east
The couple find it difficult to gather the funds needed even by selling thier loved few posessions like an old tree in the house and a cow and calf which provides them livelihood and to them more like a child
Good people are willing to help beyond the constraints of religon or blood relationships but Adham being a stickler to the laws of his faith and pilgrimage rules refuses them with love .
the couple almost prepare for thier trip at one time before disappointment sets in and go to people they know even to those who have done them harm and apologise for any wrongs committed by them which is said to be a prepilgrimage ritual ,and they find that the Almighty works in strange ways unfathomable to meagre mortals .
The trials and tribulations that fall on good men who stick to thier principles but are stonewalled by poverty is depicted with finesse .
both Saleem Kumar and Zareena Wahab have essayed thier roles with grace and dignity the dark at time grotesque and sad eyes of Saleem strangely contrasting with those of the still beutiful Zarina
The wrinkles of Saleem in a tired face breaking into myraid emotions and eyes filled with love and devotion makes him worth the national award
A very good movie
hope more of this genre is made