Little joys of life become memories and these memories live with us all along. Laddu is a simple film with a massive message. A story that several people in are experiencing daily in their lives. Laddu is a short film directed by Omkaram Shashidhar and touches upon several important things in life.
Janardhan is a retired person, who is addicted to sweets. The addiction is so much that he dreams of Laddus
his favorite sweet. Sadly Janardhan is diabetic and is forbidden to eat sweet in any form. He stays with his son and daughter-in-law. This loving couple take care of him very well.
Hi love for sweets is so intense that all he thinks is of sweets. Sometimes he reminds you of a child who is hell bent on getting sweets, but stopped by his loved ones because of his illness. An incident changes his attitude towards sweets and life. Will Janardhan’s love for sweets get better of him? What does he realize from that particular incident forms the crux of this short film.
Laddu makes you emotional. Surely diabetic people will relate to the turmoil that the protagonist is going through. Ravi Varma Adduri as Janardhan is amazing, he emotes well. The craving for laddu, is expressed so very well. His body language is simply perfect. The actor has infused life into his role. Deepak the lad next door, who sees Janardhan’s turmoil has done a good act. Venky and Monica as the son and daughter in law, impress as caring children of a diabetic patient. Others lend adequate support.
Music of this short film has been scored by Sunil Kashyap and is suits the mood of the film. Cinematography by Yamesh P is neat. Sashidhar Ommkaram has penned this story and he is also the director and producer of this film. Good direction and well written screenplay are the big assets of this film.
Overall Laddu is a feel good film with a nice message. Heart strings are tugged when we see Janardhan’s turmoil. Something novel...something nice...