Orange Mittai is a bittersweet comedy. The story is set in 48 hours inside an ambulance where two workers have to take care of an old man, who is really tough to handle. What happens between these characters forms the crux of the story.
Orange Mittai is a bittersweet comedy. The story is set in 48 hours inside an ambulance where two workers have to take care of an old man, who is really tough to handle. What happens between these characters forms the crux of the story. less
“Orange Mittai is a simple feel good movie that can be watched once.”
Orange Mittai is Vijay Sethupathi's attempt to take his acting to a whole new level and he succeeded to an extent. Though the film is really short, the film lags at many places and fails to emotionally connect with the audience. When a message oriented film fails to get the message across to the audience, then the whole issue lies in the screenplay.
Orange Mittai is about an old man named Kailasam and his last few days of his life. He meets Sathya, an EMP in an ambulance and he gets to bond with him. In turn, Sathya who lost his father a year back, starts to realise what he is missing in life and connects with Kailasam. That's the basic plot. This plot is sandwiched between few hilarious scenes and some silent emotions, which failed to create an impact.
Though the plot is a subtle one and runtime around 100 mins, the film lagged in quite a few places. There are a few hilarious scenes and a few dull moments. The screenplay could have been gripping. Cinematography and editing was good but the music was loud. It didn't help in bringing out the emotions in the scenes. As a result, some scenes felt flat and lacked life.
On the acting department, Vijay Sethupathi rocked. Be it makeup or body language or dialogue delivery, everything was perfect. Watch out for his epic dance performance in the 2nd half that puts some life in the movie. Ramesh Thilak and Arumugam Bala were quite good as well. The scenes involving the trio were hilarious.
The only issue with the film was it failed to deliver the message and it failed to build an emotional connect with the audience. I didn't feel anything while I walked out of the theatre. And the film lagged in quite a few places though the run time was pretty short. There were some sequences where I was expecting something really awesome, but the director had other plans to put it flat and didn't go deeper to explore the emotional of Kailasam and Sathya.