Introduction The message is simple from Sukumar from Kumari 21F directed by his student and assistant Surya Prathap. Sukumar had earlier directed Arya, 100% Love, and Nenokkadine (One) to a very good applause from class and mass audience and as one could see in presenting emotions he appeared set to stand out from the rest of the cut, and so it’s expected from Kumari 21F a symbolism of womanhood as the title itself speaks of an unmarried female at age 21. The female lead in the movie talks about maturity on numerous occasions and lack of cohesion in applying mind to unconditional love. In this age of liberalization, privatization, and globalization (LPG), it’s quite uncommon to find purity in love and bonding, especially between two adolescents with no blood relation, chief thanks to competitive edge forcedly imposed on human beings to an extent of becoming robots aided by fast food culture and misuse of technology.
Message from the movie – Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics of understanding
The relationship between two adolescents falling in love must be invariable. Mathematically speaking, the love channel is directly proportional to the level of understanding of fluctuations of the said minds, and chemically speaking it’s about enhancing the bond angle between two minds dying for each other, and quantum notionally any loss of energy in trust in the partner would automatically result in spiralling path of en electron into nucleus (call it potential energy or increase in kinetic energy as the electron moves closer to nucleus). The theory that an electron would have crashed into nucleus was rejected straight away by observers of quantum as the theory of black body radiation was developed. And Modern Physics took birth with eventually many suspicions experimentally proven practically wrong. Basic point here is that theories of understanding of nature may be infinite, and, as one reduces contradictions and confrontations one by one with results that can lead to insights which are open to testimony one enters into realm of pattern with which nature was operating since time immemorial. And that’s what you see in science. As Richard Feynman, the century’s best theoretical physicist put forwarded the view in his famous Feynman’s Lectures on Physics that Mathematics and love are not science to prove them wrong or right as test of their validity is not an experiment, we can say that love is neither science nor fiction. Sukumar wanted something to establish and we’ll see how his director traversed the path. Was he successful in establishing his writer’s theory?
Plot and Screenplay
A female named Kumari proposes the moment she spots a joe named Siddhu, who dreams of making it to Singapore as chef. She says that love at first sight surfaces as a result of a chain of chemical reactions as catalysts in brain of an individual trigger these only and only (iff condition) when their eyes sport an intriguing person of such an intensity – all within 0.2 seconds. Hero Siddhu reveals this phenomenon to his friends who are any but humans going by their way of living and thinking standards. These wayward individuals earn money by all but legal and official means, partake looted money with Siddhu for a return of delicious recipes and drink, and pass on time unproductively. This barter is not unusual in movies of this genre as love and crime are generally related; if the crime is not physical it can be psychological in the name of caste and religion.
Siddhu gets confused with the behaviour of the girl, who preaches time and again that maturity is beyond the norm and accepted notions of prejudices on mating, cooing and possessiveness of woman/man. The irony with this girl is that, after preaching her boy friend the ABC of maturity, she is seen jealous when Siddhu runs after another girl as a means of retort – behaves ingratiatingly with other girl. And as curtains begin to fall, the boy friend of this girl friend realizes his mother’s perceptional blunder in understanding their bread winner (Siddhu’s mother leaves her husband for she misconstrues him in a photograph) and reaches his girl only to find her in an unconscious state after rape. This rape is committed by none other than his friends and it turns out that blood stains on her saree show just not to the hero but also the world that she was physically virgin till that day.
Before concluding this plot, It’s customary on my part to write a situation in the part II wherein girl character offers condom packet with a warm send off and requests her boy friend to narrate intimate moments with the second girl character of this movie. This irks boy friend character as he finds himself in catch 22 situation. Again comes the thesis that maturity is about understanding and liking each other regardless of mistakes in the past. I personally thank the director for not showing the barbarous act of hero’s friends in the end.
Analysis of screenplay and deviation from socio-economic ecology of India; and basic deviation of message of Sukumar
So, what is the message that Sukumar wanted us to recognize, or, perhaps discover something revolutionary? Practically, it’s nothing beyond crossing of ways of imagination among boys and girls of teenage. The movie’s title is apt as it narrates a heavenly matured girl talking of truth which no boy of her age would like to agree – with glaring exceptions.
Love between a boy and a girl is blind and is unconditional.
Let’s examine further. Take for example profiles listed out on the much followed marriage portal (mirage perhaps?) Shaadi.com. You’ll find numerous instances of immaturity and categorization of humans by sensitive elements – like caste, sub caste, gothra, place of birth, and educational qualification, and, we’re not even talking about money disparities for nature sake. Some profiles indicate their inbuilt money lending nature – on the lines of Shylock in the novel Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Parents imbibe progeny, that is the mirrors of their image and consciousness, within their psychological framework which may be fragile or agile. All the actions are triggered by a channel called thought. According to Socrates, a mind talking to itself is summarized as thought which necessitates action for a fair (or reasonable) return of something – resources, happiness, avenge, or nothing. An action can be random, so can be a thought.
- Human existence is nothing without institution of family and its off springs. Incubation in hostile terrains leads off springs to develop polarization on sensitive issues, where objectivity is arrived at after considerable thought process. Pleasant ecological system with no room for imbalance is therefore highly advisable.
- Prolonged misuse of heritage of infections, such as flesh-caste virus, religious bigotry, regional bias, can not be treated overnight as notions already enter into brain during its developing stage. Early streamlining is therefore highly advisable.
- Universe started its way millions of years ago. All actions, necessitated by thoughts of bigotry, ill will, and institutions which supported them in the name of culture tailored to a section, individual, were all corrected by reformers, revolutions of intelligentsia, and mass uprisings.
We read certain provisions guaranteed under constitution of India, such as dowry is an offence; untouchability is so and so offence; subject to judicial intervention.