Clint, a brief but extraordinary life! Three decades from his demise, the life of child prodigy, is made a movie. Edmund Thomas Clint who died at an age of six in 1983 has been an exceptional talent who created 25000 paintings on various subjects. The project being helmed by veteran director Harikumar, who has directed films like Sukrutham, Ayanam and Udyanapalakan will focus on this exception talent, who despite his created art that depicted intense themes like death, solitude, and love. Harikumar’s film will also focus on Clint’s parents who are still hoping of their child’s return. The movie stands as the best ever in Mollywood in the genre of Biopic flicks. The movie is based on ‘A Brief Hour of Beauty’ written by Ammu Nair who was Clint’s childhood friend. Harikumar tastes the success in taking the audience to the nostalgic moments even with minute stuffs.
The only son of MT Joseph and Chinnamma Joseph, Clint leaves behind a whopping 25,000 paintings that he created during his short lifetime. From chalks to crayons to watercolours, Clint used every possible medium to create drawings and paintings that depicted the world as he saw it, leaving art admirers and critics stunned at his maturity and convinced about his artistic genius.Despite being diagnosed with a debilitating kidney disease at the age of three, he made a fabulous collection of his own drawings that would make everyone go amazed. A month short of his seventh birthday, Edmund Thomas Clint dies. Master Alok portrays the legendary child prodigy in a cute and bold way of acting. His acting surely inspire many to have a kid like Clint or to know more about Clint.
Unni Mukundan and Rima Kallingal play the role of Clint’s parents. The retro looks of 70s and 80s looked apt for them and Rima Kallingal already has that look. They both delivered their contribution in the best way for the story. They have Joy Mathew is a doctor in the movie who identifies Clint’s disease. The emotional support of doctor is evident till the end. Likewise, Vinay Fort is the mentor of the title character. The boy obeys his master and the relationship between them is very special. Clint was a specially talented artist who can create meaningful painting with his simple strokes. The story of Clint is a motivation for all who can achieve their dreams with hard work. Though lived for few years, the paintings of boy were famous and kept for exhibition even after his demise.
A wonderful life is well worked on screen and all credits go to Harikumar and K V Mohankumar for their pen works. Ilayaraja, the music maestro, really amazed with his composition again and has taken the viewers to those memorable days of 80s. Award Winning cinematographer Madhu Ambatt captured the incredible life in a wonderful way that everyone would get an inspiration. Clint left this colourful world to a more colourful one at an early age and those who were young at that time might be old now. He was the pain of 80s and to feel that pain in this age is the success of the movie that depicts the incredible life of Clint, the Prince of colours. Clint is the best biopic movie ever made in Malayalam and do not miss it.