Igloo (2019 film)
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Igloo is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Bharath Mohan in his directorial debut and produced by Vedikkaranpatti S. Sakthivel. The film stars Amzath Khan and Anju Kurian in the lead roles, while RJ Vigneshkanth appears in a cameo role. The film was a Zee5 original film and released on 17 July 2019.
|Directed by||Bharath Mohan|
|Produced by||Vedikkaranpatti S. Sakthivel|
|Starring||Amzath Khan |
|Cinematography||Kugan S Palani|
|Edited by||Prasanna GK|
|Music by||Arrol Corelli|
Vaishu and Aishu are school-going twin sisters biding their time in a town known for its stunning landscapes and greenery. While the mother is conspicuous by her absence, their strict yet caring father Shiva fends the kids, manages their day-to-day existence with reasonable ease. But for the little academic concerns at school, fights between the sisters at home, life is proceeding without any major hassles for the father-daughter trio. Tragedy strikes their household when one of the pivotal characters is severely injured in an accident when we’re introduced to Shiva’s past and his love life with Ramya. How Shiva tolerates the highs and lows of a tumultuous relationship and becomes a responsible, committed husband and later a dutiful father is Igloo for you.
The film deals with the relationship between twin sisters Vaishu and Aishu. Elder sister Vaishu is good at studies, while the other one is the exact opposite. Shiva (Amzath Khan) raises his daughters single-handedly in Ooty. The director has made subtle references to the fact that Shiva is slightly more fond of Aishu because she reflects certain qualities of her mother. But that certainly doesn’t mean he loves Vaishu any less.
The kids that grow up happily under the cosy comforts of their father’s protective umbrella, never miss their mother. However, one day, Vaishu feels the need to know about her mother and expects an answer from her father. Shiva, who feels he reserves the right to keep the secret undisclosed, ends up answering her question after circumstances compel him to recall the times spent with Ramya (Anju Kurian). The story moves back in time from this moment.
Shiva works as an architect and ramya works in a dance club. Shiva's character is portrayed as rugged and short tempered. Ramya's character portrayed as calm and resilient. Despite of the fact Shiva is short tempered, their love was evidently see throughout the movie. One fine day her parents fixed an alliance for ramya.Not able to handle the situation, ramya opened about Shiva to her mother. Ramya's mom, though shocked, promised to talk her father immediately. Reluctantly ramya's father agreed to meet shiva. After a small chat with Shiva in a coffee shop, ramya's father made it clear that shiva's divorced sister should not stay with him. This enraged Shiva and he behaves slightly rude to ramya's father. Ramya and shiva fought a few days over the issue until Ramya found she was pregnant. She told Shiva and her parents about this, though the former felt happy, the latter was obviously upset on the issue.
Shiva's sister finally came and consoled ramya's father. Reluctantly they agreed for their marriage. Both Ramya and Shiva was on cloud nine. Their happiness was short lived when they find out Ramya has blood cancer(Stage-3) and she has to undergo an abortion as she has to start chemotherapy. Shiva stood strong and refused to abort his babies. Despite repeated requests from the doctors Shiva refused to harm his babies. At the same time swore to take care of Ramya carefully. Ramya started her chemo. As the chemo progressed she loses her hair and felt insecure about that. On top of that, her mood swings gave Shiva a tough time. He kept aside his anger issues and took care of Ramya.
Ramya made a bucket list for her and Shiva to do before something bad happens to her. Ramya's mood swings went so bad that she started cursing the babies she carrying. She could not tolerate the pain the chemo instills on her body. She just wants to get rid of the pain. She tried to take a drug which would reduce the pain, at the same time may harm the baby. Shiva tried his best to bring her out of the thought of harming the babies. The delivery date arrived. Ramya gave birth to twin sisters. Shiva got emotional after seeing his daughters. Ramya, even though was alright during the birth, felt her end is very near. She refused to see her babies, as it would instill the will to live and make the dying process more painful. As her situation gets worse, she starts to vomit blood, she was admitted in the hospital. Finally she agreed to see her babies and named them 'vaishu' and 'aishu'. The film ends with vaishu opening her eyes from the operation as Shiva finishes the story .
- Amzath Khan as Siva
- Anju Kurian as Ramya
- Arohi Radhakrishnan as Vaishnavi "Vaishu" - Siva and Ramya's daughter, She's the eldest of twins born to Siva and Ramya.
- Anika Radhakrishnan as Aishwarya "Aishu - Siva and Ramya's younger daughter, She's the youngest of twins born to Siva and Ramya.
- RJ Vigneshkanth as Kumar, a Fisherman
- Jeeva Ravi
- Mathew Varghese as Suresh, Ramya's father
- Lizzie Antony as Maadhangi, Siva's elder sister
- Bagavathi Perumal as Sundar, Siva's best friend
- Vinaya Prasad as Jaya, Ramya's mother
- Teju Ashwini as Ramya's friend (Cameo)
New Indian Express gave the film a 3.5 out of 5 saying that the film is "a heart-warming love story". A critic from Film Companion stated that "Maybe the intention of the film is to create an unapologetic weep-fest for people looking for TV soap like content on the web. But if it’s cinema that it was after, then Igloo just leaves you out in the cold". A review by ZEE5 noted the film "speaks volumes about the intangible power of love".
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- "We wanted to keep everything realistic about Igloo: Director Bharath". The Times of India.
- "Selvaraghavan's female characters inspire me: 'Igloo' director Bharath Mohan". The New Indian Express.
- "'Igloo' movie review: A heart-warming love story". The New Indian Express.
- Menon, Vishal (30 July 2019). "Zee 5's Igloo Review: A Cheesy Weepy That Tries Hard To Make You Cry".