Review: Sarvam Thaalam Mayam(GV Prakash, Rajiv Menon)

Review: Sarvam Thaalam Mayam(GV Prakash, Rajiv Menon)

Cast: G. V. Prakash Kumar, Aparna Balamurali, Nedumudi Venu, Jude Law, Vineeth
Music: A. R. Rahman
DOP: Ravi Yadav
Editors : Anthony
Producer : Latha Menon
Director: Rajiv Menon

Sarvam Thaala Mayam is a Tamil film directed by Rajiv Menon. It has earned rave reviews in Tamil and has released in Telugu today. Read on to see how the film turns out to be.

Story: 
The film is all about a young Christian boy named Peter who wants to learn Karnatic music and especially the Mridangam. He meets a guru played by Nedumudi Venu and joins him as a trainee. Slowly, he wins his heart but a jealous teacher scripts a deadly trap and creates problems between the guru and disciple. The crux of the story is as to how Peter played by GV Prakash learns music by his own and wins the heart of his guru.

Performances:
GV Prakash has put his heart out for this film and is superb as the young and under played musician. He has given a role of a lime time and he has played it to the best of his capabilities. 

Malayalam actor, Nedumudi Venu is a gem of an actor and that is proved once again as he is amazing as the classical music guru. Prema Desam.actor, Vineeth was subdued but apt as the cunning villain. Other actors did their roles well.

Technicalities:
The film is very slow from the beginning and has a very serious touch to it as all Tamil cinemas have. Rajiv Menon shows a very good spark in the first half but his narration slows down in the earlier part of the second. 

The film has a serious feel as nothing much happens in terms of the story as the film is all about soul searching of a musician. The public who is used to this slow pace of narration will like it.

What clicks:
GV Prakash
Nedumudi Venu

What flops:
Slow pace
Old story

Overall analysis:
Sarvam Thaalam Mayam is one of those films which is not everyone's cup of tea. The proceedings are serious, sensitive and have a lot of culture defining circumstances. If you get into the groove the story you will really like the movie but if you don't connect you will not like it.