Kaadu Pookkunna Neram or When the Woods Bloom is not just a movie but a clear enactment of the survival fight made by those who are oppressed and discarded as the ‘least’. The movie stands close to the current Kerala political conditions and societal awareness regarding the tribal. There is no other community in Kerala than tribals who are suffering from those who have ‘power’. Kaadu Pookkunna Neram is an eye-opener for those who think that Power is a tool for sadism to be applied on the sub-ordinates. Dr Biju, whose movies are always a picturization of the oppressed community, has nothing to prove that he is a good director because all his movies are undoubtedly challenging and he has tasted success with his movies. Kaadu Pookkkunna Neram also recorded in the same category that proves his capability.
Woods always has a seducing power that keeps her alive. Those who live in a harmony with the woods also have that wonderful power of love. But they are seemed poor in front of the society but they are rich in their terms. Kaadu Pookkunna Neram is focusing on the tribal community who are the prey for the ‘power’ held by those who are called highly civilized people. The movie plots the life of tribal people with a woman activist played by Rima Kallingal. Only Rima can do such a bold role in the current generation. Her unnamed role shares the same space with her role in 22 Female Kottayam for its boldness. The director has never named any character that makes the movie as a one for all. The word versatile is the best one to call Indrajith Sukumaran. For, his roles are entirely different from each other. The Poilceman in Kaadu Pookkunna Neram is yet another good performance from him. Prakash Bare, Indrans, Irshad, Krishnan Balakrishnan, Gopan Karunagappilly etc did their best contribution to these blooming woods.
The National Award Winner director Dr Biju has worked well with story not to make it just a maoist or political movie but a movie for all those who are beleaguered. For example, Rima’s character has all the potentiality to be a maoist but she not treated as a maoist in any scene. There we see the camera work from M J Radhakrishnan, who moves the camera for most of the movies by Dr Biju, making the apt and perfect background for the plot more attractive for the movie. Special mention is for the producer Sophia Paul who took it as a challenge to produce such a movie after a blockbuster movie like Bangalore Days. Watch this movie without any prejudices and you would clearly watch how the woods bloom.