House Owner movie review: A poignant story in a middling film

It is hard to miss the irony in the timing of House Owner’s release, directed by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. The film, set during the Chennai floods, comes as the city is on the brink of its worst water crisis. What’s more, just days before the film’s release, the city finally got a respite in the form of welcome rains after 200-odd days. But that’s life for you. It throws extreme situations at us, so much so that if we look at the larger picture, the sheer contrast confounds us. House Owner narrates one such journey. The film has been called a ‘survival drama’, but it is actually a love story — Radha (Sriranjani) and Vasudevan’s (Kishore) journey.

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