Movie Article -Bharathiraja's 'Kadalorakkavithaigal'
is the master of romances. His love stories have
a strong thematic content to match the romantic
elements. He has always strived to give a meaningful
face to the apparently mundane mush in love.
In 16 vayadhinile, it was overcoming the stigma
attached to physical handicap and in Kizhakke
pogum rail, it was breaking the barriers of
class in society. This has been the secret of
Bharathiraja’s success. In Kadalorakkavithaigal
also, he has proved that love alone can conquer.
An emotional bonding blossoms into true love
which does not care for the physical or banal
story is set in the beautiful hamlet of Muttom,
just off Kanyakumari. The sea forms the backdrop
with the camera capturing the moods in beautiful
and stunning sequences.
is a simple fisherman with no inkling of civilized
living. His boorish nature is due to his orphaned
childhood. Enters the teacher played by Rekha,
who comes to live in the same house. The initial
tussle leads to several funny situations. She
begins to make a definite impression on him and
he attempts to become civilized. He yearns for
her company and takes steps to become worthy of
her. Rekha gives him solace and brings maturity
to the relationship. One day her fiancé,
played by Raja visits her and Dass is crestfallen.
Something tugs inside him and he realizes that
it is love. Rekha also feels the same pangs but
she is helpless. Her decision in the climax is
the highlight of the movie.
simple love triangle but the situations are woven
beautifully and the performances are realistic.
The village rusticity is recorded with enthusiasm.
The languorous sea and the drawling dialect lend
a distinct stamp to the film. Ilayaraja’s
music matches the ups and downs in the story and
all the songs are beautiful.
broke his image of an action hero and came up
with a rollicking performance. He is the real
star of the film. This film was also a precursor
to another film under Bharathiraja, Vedham pudhithu.
Bharathiraja drew out the best from Satyaraj
in both these films. Rekha and Raja have done
Watch the film when you want to have a beautiful
love story by the beach.