The Sumit Suresh Kumar directorial that envelops under 21 minutes gives you a deep dive into your teenage days, with a shift in perspectives and a lesson
The Revathi Pillai and Darsheel Safary starrer ‘Capital A small a’ contends the very roots of adolescence. The innocence, sweetness and bitterness of it, all derive from a destiny that we all have experienced in life. The humane treatment of the plot and screenplay that fosters ‘teenage love’, transpires to be juxtaposed precisely on the parameters.
Aanshi, who believes that she would find her true love soon and Aadi who enters the school post his mid-term transfer, form an inevitable spark the moment they meet. While we witness their bond getting stronger and deep with each passing day, things get discord, after their mates ridicule them for their height gap.
The title however though keeps us in the loop; we do feel it’s an interesting choice to narrate a teenage love story that ignites from the school’s blackboard and the movie title rightly establishes what it wants to portray, but also metaphors the characters ‘Aanshi’ and ‘Aadi’ who are in their sweet adolescent ‘love’ affinity but get into delirium followed by their ‘height’ differences.
For in a world of patriarchy, the ‘boy’ has to be taller than the ‘girl’; but these two teenage kids ignore all the odds and evens and urge to thrive on with their ‘soulful’ connection. We would want to applaud the screenwriter who tactfully mocks the ‘patriarchal’ parameters and prejudices with this endearing approach on our screens.
On the last note, The Sumit Suresh Kumar directorial that wraps under 21 minutes gives you a deep dive into your teenage days, with a shift in perspectives and a lesson about letting go and how the preposterous narratives of others do not and should not affect you.
IWMBuzz rates it 4 stars.