The movie “Christy,” starring Mathew Thomas and Malavika Mohanan, successfully depicts a special relationship, but the story’s heart isn’t served by the lousy screenplay or the weak final act.
Director: Alvin Henry
Cast: Malavika Mohanan, Mathew Thomas
Storyline: Roy, a confused and aimless teenager, gets into a complicated relationship with his tuition teacher, Christy
Christy Movie Review: Malavika Mohanan, Mathew Thomas’ film is a mediocre love drama
- Christy is directed by Alvin Henry.
- The film features Malavika Mohanan and Mathew Thomas.
- The film hit theatres on February 17.
Malavika Mohanan and Mathew Thomas are the stars of Alvin Henry’s romance drama. The movie explores limits and a fraught connection between a tutor and her adolescent pupil.
Roy does not get to see Christy’s face when they first meet. She is seated in a disorganised room with her back to the wall and among ripped pictures. Matthew Thomas’s confused Roy (Malavika Mohanan’s) leaves the home hurriedly after asking Christy (Malavika Mohanan) for tutoring to help him with his poor marks. That sequence and the ones that come after it appear to have been scripted specifically to capture Christy’s attitude at the moment. Yet as the story goes on, we are gradually cut off from her thoughts, to the point that at important moments we are left wondering what she could be thinking.
It’s unclear whether the scriptwriters wanted it to be read this way to show Roy and Christy growing apart, but it falls flat and undoes all the effort they put into developing the chemistry between the young student and his experienced instructor. Despite the fact that the film is called Christy, Roy is the one who provides the perspective throughout. Alvin Henry, a debutante, faces a challenging challenge in convincingly portraying their connection, and he pulls it off.
Christy, for whom Roy’s soothing presence is a much-needed balm during a trying period in her life, is drawn closer to him as a result of the teenager’s aimlessness, confusions, and irresponsibility. Roy falls in love with her once his friends start making jokes about them, rather than at first sight. The script, written by Benyamin and G.R. Indugopan, excels in these sections as the story develops rather fluidly. The music of Govind Vasantha accentuates these moments characterised by Christy’s uncertainty and Roy’s desire. The only thing that detracts from the mood is how incorrectly the cast as a whole pronounces the seaside dialect.
But, Christy’s actions leave us perplexed as the story goes on. She first appears to be surprised by some of his behaviours, but later she is shown to be only somewhat in agreement with them. Also, this is the last time we learn anything about what’s going through her head. Later, we witness Roy going to tremendous lengths to be with her, yet all we ever see of her is blank looks or tears. We’re not really sure if she’s trying to hold back or if she’s longing to reject him.
The film spends a lot of time in an airport where nothing actually happens because of the poor script. The writers almost appeared to be scrambling for ways to wrap up the lovely thing they had produced. Given the prior criticism of tales of this kind, they were likely searching for a secure place to land that wouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. Although landing safely, the essence of what they produced perishes in the process.
Christy is currently running in theatres