A successful businessman develops a hatred towards women as a result of his troubled childhood, which involved the separation of his parents owing to his father's affection towards a prostitute.

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Decent movie. Climax could have been better. Great music. Contains spoilers.
31 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie bears some similarities with Sigappu Rojakkal. Bad childhood memories. Hero hates women, particularly the ones who are easy going, in this case prostitutes. Falling for a woman who changes perspective about the women. Story goes like this. Prathap's dad is behind a woman and ignores his legally wedded wife even when she is badly ill. Prathap sees all of that and develops hatred for women, particularly prostitutes. Prathap is very attached to his mother and wants to seek a revenge on injustice done to her. So he starts preying on prostitutes. Shoba is engaged with her boyfriend. The guy's dad is a police officer and a family friend of Prathap. Once Prathap proposes to Shobha. But, she rejects it saying that she is engaged with someone. Prathap continues murdering prostitutes. Mohan appears in the movie in a guest role. That was still early days for Mohan's movie career. Shoba's friend is supposed to arrive at her place in Bangalore and is tricked by a female pimp and is forced into prostitution. One day, Shoba's friend is also killed by Prathap. Prathap in a desperate ploy to win Shobha's heart, kidnaps her to Ooty where he has bought a new home. There he makes her stay for a week and see if she likes him. Meanwhile, Shoba's would be father in law and friend of Prathap grows suspicious and zeros in on Prathap. Learning his whereabouts, he goes to Ooty. Shoba tries to escape from Prathap and in the climax goes to a place where Prathap's mother is supposedly bedridden. That part is somewhat similar to Hitchcok's Psycho. The movie for most part is realistic. Climax could have been better. It clearly lacked the punch. At times, Prathap's action is weird. But, then he is not exactly fit mentally in this movie. The background score of Ilayaraja is just awesome. There are 2/3 songs in the movie. One of them is an all time classic. Other two are pretty good as well.


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