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Great imagery.....poor film,
This review is from: The Terrorist (Theeviravaathi)  [DVD] (DVD)
I can't say this is a great film, and with the exception of Ayesha Dharker as Malli and Parmeshwaran as Vasu (the old farmer), the acting is stilted and quite poor.
That said, the film does give an insight into the mindset of an extremist and takes us through the indoctrination of a female Tamil terrorist selected to carry out a high pofile suicide bomb assassination.
The dilemma of choosing between life and death is ever present. The fragility of life is portrayed through what is truly beautiful cinematography; the lush green of the jungle; slow moving rivers; sparkling raindrops. The contrasting violence is not graphic, but happens off-sceen or out of focus, leaving us to imagine what is happening from the lead character's reactions and facial expressions.
Accompanied by a dirge-like soundtrack that contrasts sharply with the vivid imagery, the film is slow moving, and only my curiosity to see the outcome of the assassination attempt kept me hanging on until the end!