The teenage daughter acts her natural self, like all of us who have teenagers in north America know. I used to like Anuradha too. I wonder where are all our Sripriyas and Lathas today in Tamil movies. But then it is only a story. I never really was fond of the 80's heroines. She devotes her life to her family while her teenage daughter and ambitious husband grow increasingly independent. Illayaraja has done a great job, even after so many years, i still enjoys the music of Mitr.
Shobhana won best actor national awards for this movie, which I would go along. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. Mishra, Sudha Kongara and Subba Iyer. I was told these 2 ladies used to be very popular item number dancers in their heydays. Their lack of concern for her leads her to pursue her own life and the other two feel left out and abandoned, instead. Very distracting when the commercials on one of our local Asian stations kick in! Unfortunately the actress who played Divya made her very one-note and negative for most of the movie; her performance was very soap opera, which may have been the director's fault rather than hers. You know i only knew who Anuradha and Seema were recently.
Mitr has a pretty good concept, interesting story, and a dynamic performance by Shobana who illuminates the screen whenever she is there which, luckily, is most of the movie. Mitr is partly redeemed by its strong character development, but it's poor production quality is so distracting that I did not enjoy watching it. I really enjoyed the story, music, and acting. Comments Have you watched Mitr, My Friend yet? The same hands that point out the mistakes being commited doesn't go without touching the deeper core of our soul. What did you think about it? Though it is very unlikely, that woman in U. This is the beautiful shobhana. Only sensitive people can appreciate this movie.
Mitr: My Friend 2002 This is an online movie guide. You know who I liked in the 80's? Most tambram women landing on the shores of usa, cannot wait to assert themselves to improving their lot — education, activity, socialising etc. Mitr, which is all about alienation an average woman starts feeling when her daughter and lifemate starts blaming her to be orthodox and a nag; and hardly find time to understand her. Also the music score by bhavatharini needs special mention which simply complements the visualisation and moods. The soundtrack was nonstop georgewinston-ey, with cricket chirps dubbed into the nighttime scenes. This movie was filmed in my neighborhood, the Bay Area, and I imagine Lakshmi's feelings are quite common among women in the local Indian community whose husbands hold very demanding high-tech jobs, who are not themselves well-educated or social, and whose children are exhibiting the worst characteristics of spoiled California young adults.
Move forward 17 years, and we have a teenage girl in the house, an indifferent husband wedding to long hours at work, and a stayathome mom, who for 17 years had spent all inside the house, catering to the needs of the hubby, daughter big flaw in story here…but then it is only a story. . I'm a huge fan of hers and love her acting especially in Marupadiyum, Anjali and one of my all time favourites of hers, Mouna Ragam which i can watch a gazillion times and never tire of. Every line of dialogue was forced and overdone clearly the director's decision. That said, Divya's almost instant transformation from bratty teen to friend and confidante of her mother's was hard to believe.
Director Revathy and her crew which consists only woman deserves cheers. Fortunately, the daughter's performance got better towards the end of the film but the director should have elicited better performances from everyone unless that was their best and the casting crew would have to take the blame for not finding better actors. I would have preferred the over-acting of a lot of Hindi actors than some of the drivel and inane delivery that permeated this film. Lakshmi was right, of course - her daughter was too young and immature to live on her own and made the expected terrible decision in choosing her first boyfriend. There is this slight suspense here, as to who her regular chatterer friend is. I guess it helps that I also adore Mohan and Karthik! It also depicts how one forgets to live her own life for relations and a very positive ending marks states that still we can believe in relations.
The audio was plagued by echo too distant microphones? The weak link, is why it took 17 years for shobhana to leave home and start self fulfilling activities. Lakshmi, a traditional Indian woman, marries an American-Indian and lives in America with him and their daughter. The daughter, friends, neighbors, -- everyone else -- gave stilted performances as if they were reading their lines. It did nothing to generate sympathy for her, and in fact made one more sympathetic toward her mother's character. Shes still very pretty from what I've seen now. I still somehow like the ones who can run around trees and dance sorts cos they help us unwind and are less stressful to the mind to watch.
Too bad it backfired on her because of her husband's jealousy and insecurity. We had the privilege of having the director herself come to present this movie to our university and were permitted to ask questions. Despite my misgivings of Mitr, I will still give it a 6 because of Shobana's performance and look forward to seeing her in other projects of better quality. It is more appropriate in the countries like India, where it is still expected from woman to stay back at home and look after her family only, where she still considered to be a second citizen. He comes out cold, unfeeling and uptight — surely we are better than that as hubbies? However, please contact us if you believe that informative content on this service affects in any way your legal rights. Wish the quality of the film, sound and acting were more consistent.