One of the teasers for A1 begins with a very familiar qualifier, “Ulaga cinema varalatril mudhan muraiyaga, muttrilum marubatta,” only to intercut and say “avlo build up lam venam.” Expectation is a funny thing, and when the promo material prepares you well for a film, you walk out largely unaffected. A1’s teasers proclaimed that humour (more on that later) is the only thing that you should look for from it. If you want logic, nuance or anything else — after all it’s a film and not a joke book — that’s your fault. Come on, what were you expecting?
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