Igloo is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by Bharath Mohan in his directorial debut and produced by Vedikkaranpatti S. Sakthivel. The film stars Amzath Khan and Anju Kurian in the lead roles, while RJ Vigneshkanth essays a supporting role. The film was a Zee5 original film and released on 17 June 2019.
They say love can move mountains. You understand then when it gives purpose to an uncontrollable rebel, when it changes a habitual taker into a selfless giver, when it becomes both pain and the pain killer. What if love did all of these at once? Debutant Bharath Mohan’s Igloo is a world, filled with love, that radiates warmth. Apart from being a beautiful love story, this two-hour film feels like you are reading a series of open love letters written by a single father, a divorced sister and a suppressed mother.
Despite having their baggage of unfulfilled wishes, sorrow and pain, almost all the people in this world live for their loved ones in their comfort zones or should I say, igloos. Their wishlists are restricted to three basic things, and in most of the cases, their desires are analogous.
Amzath and Anju actually carry the film on their shoulders. In a particular scene, Vigneshkanth, who plays a fisherman, points at Ramya (Anju) and says, “Indha madhri ponna ellam usura kuduthu kuda pathukalam.”
Usually, when a character mouths such a dialogue I would’ve rolled my eyes, but in Igloo, it feels apt, thanks to the exceptional performance of Anju. The restaurant scene, where she goes through extreme mood swings, is enough to prove her mettle as an actor. While Anju’s character goes through a visible transformation, Shiva (Amzath)’s changes are more on the subtler side. Be it the scene, where he threatens to enroll his daughter in the circus for riding a bicycle without holding the handlebar, or the scene where he confronts Ramya saying he is not a college-going kid to fall at the feet of her father to woo her, Amzath shines throughout the film.
Igloo also pays tribute to Kamal Haasan’s Kanmani Anbodu from Guna, in a scene. Shiva holds back his tears, despite being overwhelmed by love, fearing that it might influence his girl.
Though Shiva is successful in his attempt, you aren’t, watching the scenes unfold. To sum it up, Igloo not only celebrates the warmth of love, but also ends up melting your heart.
Directed by Bharath Mohan
Produced by Vedikkaranpatti S. Sakthivel
Starring Amzath Khan, Anju Kurian, RJ Vigneshkanth
Music by Arrol Corelli
Distributed by ZEE5
Release date 17 June 2019
Running time 138 minutes