For most of us out there, ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – remains an alien term, until you settle down to watch ‘Gleason’, the much acclaimed documentary on the life of the former New Orleans Saints football defensive back, Steve Gleason.
They call it a ‘black and blue comedy’, and with ample reason to do so. Sandra Oh and Anne Heche star in this film directed by Onur Tukel, that captures a strange and bloody rivalry between two women that lasts a life.
The incidental pleasures that Dileesh Pothan’s film ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ offers are many, like the sardonic wisecracks and the continual cackles, while it fundamentally holds an indelible charm inside. A luminously acted rumination on the ifs and buts of life, ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ has enough emotional and dramatic drive to let it qualify as a class act with exceptional intelligence and grace.