surfing the channels on a lazy holiday made me see this classic movie by Director Shyamaprasad ,I would not have even known about it otherwise !
Akale is a very simple story of a north malabar anglo indian famly ,
Sheela the extrovert gregarious mother who hides her anxiety of a woman deserted by her husband , a sensitive mildy handicapped daughter Rose , and a son Neil who is in a world of his own .
Neil is a lowly clerk but aspires to be a writer of fame one day
.he often escapes to the fantasies of a local cinema house to escape the constant grumblings of his mother who goads him to find a match for Rose .
Pritiviraj as Neil has done a low profile and mature job even as a middle aged writer in the later half of the film .
Geethu Mohandas as Rose is really the star of the film ,she has brilliantly portrayed a fragile and sensitive young woman with an inferiorirty complex who hides her thoughts amongst her glass figurines .
she flowers open to Freddy , Neils friend who was also her schoolmate and lets us all know how much could be behind such quite people ,
like her broken glass unicorn her dreams are shattered along with ours once we come to know Freddy the thoughtful and caring man is already engaged to someone else .
Rose slowly retreats into a sanctuary to disappear altogether from this uncaring world
Sheila the veteran actress portrays her role with aplomb
The movie takes you to the world of Anglo indians , the piano cliniking in the background the sepia tinted photographs the echoes of great parties in the past and the porcelain dinner layouts .
The film ends with Freddy his wife ,Neil and his mother , all remembering Rose and we too do that then .
Brilliant please watch