It was a blessing in disguise that actor Vidya Balan backed out of the film Aami based on the life of writer Madhavikutty, wrote Soorya Krishnamoorthy in a note after watching the preview of the film.
The Soorya Stage and Film Society founder-director also wrote that Aami is one of the best biopics that has ever come out in India cinema.
The note read:
Saw the preview of Aami.
When I got up after the film was over, I saw a woman sitting behind crying.
Came to know later that the woman who was crying 'Aami-ope', 'Aami-ope' was Madhavikutty's sister Sulochana.
Though I had seen Madhavikutty only from a distance, I too was in similar state of mind.
It felt as if a stone was placed on my chest...
I wanted to meet director Kamal and actor Manju Warrier who had invited me. But since my heart was aching, I couldn't... I didn't.
I didn't show that courtesy.
Attenborough's Gandhi was the best biopic that I had ever seen.
I had the same experience on watching Aami.
The main aspects of the film is the sincerity in it - a mind that is as vast as the sea and a journey though that mind
How beautifully has Kamal presented Krishna in the writer's mind.
Kamal, you have told only the truth, and you said it boldly, without fear...
Aami is the best biopic that I have seen in Indian cinema.
It was good that Vidya Balan backed out of this film
A blessing in disguise
What a makeover or a transformation did Manju offer.
Manju, you are one of the wonders of the world...