In this (very) short film, written and directed by R. Prem Kumar, a large single young man with a humorous face called Bhuvaneshwaran (Chubby Bhuvi), lives alone in a flat. His neighbors seem to ring the bell regularly to offer him a bottle of Cif cleaning product. Are they returning something that Bhuvaneshwaran has lent them? Bhuvaneshwaran only knows, and hopefully the director too. One of these neighbors (Shreya Kunte) is a petite girl with friendly manners and a penchant for noisy lovemaking.

“Suyamaidhanam”, that from Tamil translates something like “obsession”, is a snapshot – quite funny and well filmed – of a single man with some instincts that – to me – look of a very natural kind, more than an obsessive one, but I might have got lost in translation.

Despite the cryptic nature of the plot, this little divertissement is well packaged and showcases the accomplished eye for details and good taste of the author.

The “making of” is almost more fun that the film and it is on a loop on Kumar’s Instagram account, which is full of beautiful shots and beautiful people.

It’s a good start if the author wants to follow the film-making or video-making path. The style is there; just make sure to have a good story to tell.

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On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"