Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum: A romance that isn’t afraid to tread uncomfortable zones

Ranjit Jeyakodi’s second film, Ispade Rajavum Idhaya Raniyum, begins with Socrates’ quote: The hottest love has the coldest end. The film’s an attempt at introspection upon the nature of romantic love, on broken men, on unhappy women.

90ML: Little finesse, but a film that needs to be protected nevertheless

“At the end of the film, one of them asks, “Enakku mattum yen ushaaraaga maatengudhu?” Playing a cameo, STR — whose percussion-heavy loud music in this film I didn’t much care for — retorts with a dull response. I wish he’d said, “Nee ‘ushaar’ nu laam pesara varaikkum, unakku yaarume kadaikka maataanga.””