The Memory Keeper’s Daughter : Kim Edwards

Norah Henry , Dr David Henry’s wife remarks  “Our world will never be the same.” before they start to the hospital for Norah’s first delivery during a blizzard . Little did she or Henry think about how much weight those words carry : Norah delivers twins unprecedentedly – a boy and a girl . While the boy is a healthy infant , the girl has Down’s syndrome . David secretly entrusts the baby to the care of a nurse while informing Norah that the child has died during birth .  Norah would not come to know about her daughter’s existence until 25 years later – but the secret which had weighed down David like ” a stone around his neck ” as he himself puts it has torn the family apart .

First look @ Richie-he’s finally here !!!

Finally the wait is over-Richie has arrived….

After Kirik Party and Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu(I should say my Kannada had drastically improved within a span of  3 movies and this time I did not have any difficulty with the dialogues) people suggested another Rakshit Shetty starrer(also his first directorial venture)Ulidavaru Kandante (henceforth,thou shalt be known as UK to save me the trouble of typing out the full name)should not be missed.But  30minutes into the movie ,I realized that my beginner(well,not exactly beginner,probably primary??)Kannada would be of not much help with UK atleast, as the slang was very different from the one we don’t hear in Bengaluru. But the trailer got to me and I wanted to watch the movie very much.And one fine day,we got the announcement that UK is going to be made in Tamil as Richie with Nivin Pauly in the titular role. Ok,without further ramblings,lets get to the teaser which was released yesterday.

So lets begin with the hits…..Nivin’s performance- The actor has time and again showed how versatile he can be with the wide range of roles he has portrayed onscreen .With Richie we get to see the Nivin in an all-new avatar as a coastal -town rowdy and he completely aces it.The background score(original score has been retained) sets the right tone and is a big asset for the movie.

And now for the misses-As somebody who had watched the UK trailer also,I could not help myself comparing the two.The Kannada flick had  ‘the incident’ forming the crux of the story but from the teaser,the Tamil flick promises somewhat to shift the focus to Richie-well,after all this caters to a different set of audience.What I found missing in the trailer was a glimpse at Richie’s everyday in his profession as a ‘professional rowdy'( as he proudly calls himself). Rakshit as Richie under a minute showed us what a  professional rowdy would do-from breaking a few noses to veiled threats,from his trigger happy to reckless demeanor,his jaunty walk and talk……….. Nivin’s Richie in contrast is only talk and a few poses(missing some real action here).I felt that the character could have been better etched out.Also,Nivin’s voice-over has a tinge of Malayalam.

But as they say,don’t judge a book by its cover-I won’t draw my conclusion with a under-a-minute trailer and am waiting…Waiting for some real action and thrilling moments….