Uyare – Malayalam film movie review

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Uyare, a Malayalam language film (with English subtitles) directed by Manu Ashokan rises above gender stereotypes, without being preachy. Released in 2019, the film was nominated for the best debut feature film of a director at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). 

As Pallavi Raveendran, the film’s heroine Parvathy Thirovothu gives a riveting performance in her role as an ambitious pilot who soon becomes a victim of a vicious attack. While the film revolves around her, her male co-stars Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali and Siddique also give a powerful performance. 

Acid attacks on women have been on rise in many parts of the world. In 2018, in India, over 300 acid attacks were reported but some estimate the number to be close to one thousand. India has the highest incidence of this ferocious behavior, most of them by men spurned by the women they desire. These men, in a fit of rage and possessiveness, growing up in a male dominated culture, take away that very thing from the women that the culture deeply values – feminine beauty, exactly at the age when these young women are at the peak in their beauty. Such attacks on women are disgusting. While the men must be punished to the full extent of the law, they must also be judged harshly in the media. But that is only part of the story. What about the women who often lose their careers, livelihoods and are often condemned for looking “ugly”? 

Film Uyare brings all the relevant circumstances surrounding this highly relevant issue, without being overly dramatic. Kudos to producers Bobby and Sanjay for tackling this very crucial issue focusing on the safety of young women. I rate the film as 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent.

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