A dramatic-story depicting the difficulties of a lower middle class family trying to build a new house.


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Veedu (Home) is drama of Balu Mahendra, a noted film director and cinematographer, known for poetic touches. Story placed in late 1980s Chennai, revolves around a family's tryst with living in own house. The family is run by a single income of parent-less middle aged girl with grand father and school going younger sister to support. Story warps naturally with a notice to vacate the rented house. Overcoming the financial constraints,house builds among confusion, cheating, pain and a hope of breathing in a own house. Before the building become a home, the family end up in courts against the illegal construction from municipal body. Curtain Falls. Written by Ponnein Selvan M

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Cinematographer Cheziyan says Veedu is one of the greatest film ever made in kollywood. He compares the movie with Pianist, Children of Heaven, Cinema Paradiso, Road Home. See more »

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wow.. awesome film
28 October 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I got an opportunity again to watch the film again..amazing..normally director balu mahendra will picture his films is his favorite hill station OOTY.but, this film deals in madras city and madras people environment.you will come to know how lower middle class people survived and lived in 1980s.. and the rainy season was pictured by balu mahendra was beautiful.mind blowing re recording by illyaraja..his album HOW TO NAME IT has played a vital role for background score..illyraja is the best..after the film gets over, you will not forget the three characters,i.e Sudha,Murugesan and Gopi, played by Archana,M.A. Chokkalinga Bhagavathar and Bhanuchander.if you are a film buff, don't miss this master piece.

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