Peranbu: Mysteries of Nature
Star Cast: Mammootty, Anali, Sadhna, Anjali Ameer, and Samuthirakani
Music Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Directed by Ram
Produced by PL Thenappan
Cinematography by Theni Easwar
Censor Certificate: UA and Runtime: 147 Minutes
Nature is a mysterious thing. Yes, we don’t know how come we evolved as humans or how come life randomly came into existence on this Blue Rock? We always end up theorizing that what elders said is right and also end up discussing how true is science. As we evolve our power to think and understand also evolves.
Einstein’s theory and understanding of time and space, is so forward that we are still trying to find out the basics and prove them. Every new day is a new discovery and as Christopher Nolan made his character say in Interstellar, “It looks man is learning more and more to kill himself every day!”
Why do we try to have boundaries, when Nature doesn’t support it? Why do we run into a forest or woods away from all the evolution when we make all the riches and money in cities? Why even there we are pushed away by same fellow humans? What is the need for people to always cheat or go to any extent to get things that they desire? Why are we programmed to hate a condition? What do we achieve by pushing people away showing some or the reason? When Nature can be so cruel and devastating, why doesn’t it end or allow us to “end”, it all? Why? What is “Normalcy“? Is it general or relative or generally relative?
Many questions are fundamental and existential. Still, we never want answers for them as that scares us. It scares us to know others’ stories when we in our story are unable to deal with the rut. It is highly irritating and disturbingly dissatisfactory to know that we are all selfish. We do need the pretense as “Selfless“. We do need programming so that someone in the name “Family profession”, can survive. We also need every other person to be “Compassionate“, while we are still the young child who believes the world revolves around him/her.
The world just moves on its own pace and it is you, who has to take the offer that it gives you as a boon, “Life”! The living is the most senselessly sensible thing we all can do while dying is the ultimate reality. We can’t force it, we can’t change it, we have to adapt and be adept enough to understand where it is heading is the story that we are writing and even if it is written, it all has a purpose to fulfill. Maybe that purpose is as random as someone you know turning into a mystery that you can never crack.
Director Ram comes up with characters like Paapa and transgender person, to give us a good understanding of all the “mystery” of Nature. If you observe, he makes them, the representation of Nature. As our prejudice doesn’t help us look at nature and accept it as is and as we try to tame it somehow, we keep losing perspective all the time. A cat will never know that it can be a tiger or at least fight if it is pushed to the limit. Similarly, we also underestimate the gift life is as it doesn’t reflect someone else’s description and our imagination based on that.
Ram after Taramani seems to have evolved himself into a more compassionate being as he is able to rub it off on Yuvan Shankar Raja and the actors are terrific, to say the least. One thing is for sure helping us to survive, love and prosper, that is “Mystery“. If there is no mystery then there is no need for seeking and when there is no seeking there is no skill and when there is no skill, there is no living. Maybe, for us to be living and active, Nature always remains a mystery.