in the Thittakudi town, the movie follows the life
of a waywardly young man (played by Ravi) who decides
to take life in his hands in the absence of proper
guidance. He makes merry, sleeps with every single
willing woman, drinks and gambles and falls in love
- or pretends to. And the poor girl (Asvatha) who
falls for him loses her virginity, after which she
is abandoned by him.
The villagers’ attempt to bring the two together
fails miserably and the girl gets married to another
hopeless bloke. Now Ravi becomes destitute and seeks
penance for having deserted the love of his life.
It’s not only that the director has included
many obnoxious scenes in the movie; in the name of
twists he has packed it with malicious content. Although
there was no justification for those scenes, the fact
that he used such scenes makes a huge difference to
the movie’s social standing.
You don’t tend to remember any of the performances
by the end of the movie, no matter how emotionally
dramatic the scenes were. Mainly because Thittakudi
has no heart in its right place and comes across as
Director Suntharan probably wanted to give some sort
of social message with his movie but the way he scripted
the screenplay, the movie sounds more like a wannabe
sensationalist. If loose morals that make people lose
their minds and do pretty awful things do not count
for sensationalism, what else will?
Stay far, far away