Like Nalan Kumarasamy and Karthik Subbaraj, Balaji Mohan came to national prominence by participating in a reality show-like short film competition called Naalaya Iyakunar and then releasing his maiden works via the net – a realm he returned to recently for a series called As I'm Suffering from Kadhal (2017), the taboo-defying use of language in which made it an instant hit.

Mohan’s knack for juggling narrative strands and various moods is already evident in the bizarre universe of Speak with Your Mouth Shut, where a new virus called Mute Flu causes all kinds of social borders and conventions to crumble – quietly. Which is to say: this is a splendid piece of socially conscious comedy whose panoply includes the power-boozing boss of a drinkers’ association, the film business and an orphanage in dire need of saving. A subversively rowdy and raucous satire on the deafening sound of silence.

Original title
Vaayai moodi pesavum
Filmmaker
Balaji Mohan
Country
India
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
140’
Language
Tamil, Malayalam
Producer
S. Sashikanth, Varun Manian
Production Company
Ynot Studios, Radiance Media
Sales
Radiance Media
Writer
Balaji Mohan
Cinematography
S. Soundar Rajan
Editor
Abhinav Sunder Nayak
Production Design
A.R. Mohan
Sound Design
S. Vijay Rathinam
Music
Sean Roldan
Cast
Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim, Madhoo, R. Pandiyarajan, Vinuchakaravarthy, Robo Shankar, John Vijay