title evokes curiosity, no doubt.
Why would any one name their
movie Naai Kutty? That is because
the male protagonist is literally
raised on the streets, just
like a stray dog. After not
having a very memorable childhood,
you don’t expect him to
be doing great things in life.
In fact, he is fortunate enough
to be a rickshawallah transporting
people for his living. Slowly,
his rickshaw trips take him
to illegal alleys of the town
where he gets paid handsomely.
The money tempts him to linger
on in the dark business of flesh
trade. But, the muck and mire
of the trade soon take over
his life and everything goes
wrong. Ironically, it is the
little bit of conscience he
retains that puts him in the
bad books of people whom he
is close to. Then it is a maze
of misunderstandings and misfortunes
which appear insurmountable.
What does the Naai Kutty do?
Right from the outset, the story
has nothing cheerful and uplifting.
It is only about distress and
despair of life on the mean
streets. There is no positive
spirit in the movie, the only
spirit being the illicit liquor
that the characters are seen
consuming almost every other
scene. Illicit distilled liquor
is one of the constant features
in the movie. Put that alongside,
the flesh trade business and
you know that this movie is
not going to make you feel good.