– Saravana Subbiah
Starring – Shaam,Sneha,Aparna,Nandana
The movie is
a gentle love story. Three girls are in love
with the same man and he has to decide on the
girl with whom to share his life. It has been
a long time since we had such a decent romance
on screen. It takes a bold stand upon the sensitive
issue of chastity of the heroine which has acquired
quite a stereotype in Tamil movies.
revolves around Anand (Shaam) who is an MBA on
the look out for a job. He lives in the house
of an old Brahmin, played excellently by Kudanthai
Subbiah. The landlord’s daughter Chandra(Sneha)
is a widow and she takes affection for Anand due
to his introverted nature.
meets Bharathi (Nandana). She misplaces her academic
certificates in the bus which brings them together.
Bharathi is a woman of today’s generation
who takes care of her whole family and her ideas
are radical (she is even ready to call off her
wedding because of dowry). She is also drawn towards
the other hand Divya Daisy (Aparna) is an orphan
brought up in a church. She is a socially conscious
woman who wants to make a difference to the
society. Anand rescues her in an accident. They
become friends which turns into love for Divya.
Who gets to marry him is the climax.Shaam
has proved his talent once again after Ullam
Ketkume, but his looks are always serious which
could have been avoided. Why he is so melancholic
is not explained. Sneha is impressive with her
screen presence. Aparna is seen after Pudukkottaiyilirundhu
Saravanan and she is adequate. Nandana is good
although she has to improve. Director Saravana
Subbiah as Sneha’s husband is quite menacing.
D.Iman who has scored the music has done a
nice job and the songs have come out very well.
The re-recording lacks finesse but Rajarathinam’s
camera makes a quiet statement especially about
the middle class ambience.The second half drags
a little bit and the director somehow felt the
need for a duet with each heroine. The action
sequence is also totally unnecessary. These
are some of the sore points.
The film leaves you with a feeling of being
overwhelmed by issues. The director attempts
to tackle too many problems which was the mistake
he did in his previous movie, Citizen. Yet,
he must be congratulated for beating a different
path in an industry which seems preoccupied
with action and empty melodrama.