Harshini S V
It might be in the protagonist’s strong conflict, a self-realisation arc, relationship troubles. Priyadarshan’s Appatha has some of such elements.
The first one is the beautiful portrayal of an estranged relationship between Kannamma (Urvashia) and her son Paavada Saamy. The distance between the two places isn’t as much as the emotional gap that separates the duo
She moves to Chennai upon her son’s request but soon realises that all he wants from her is to look after his dog when he is out on a vacation with his wife and kid.
A kid at heart and the most knowledgeable person in the village, she is wise and kind towards everyone and cares for even strangers like any elder in their family would.
Only the wordplay and wacky ideas in the dialogue do the heavy lifting. So when the film ends, you don’t have the sweet-knowing-satisfactory smile playing on your lips that such films often leave you with.