Bellusamy(Arya)is an activist who believes in principles of communism. What happens when you pull out all the stops to bring about a positive change in our society? You get framed and fall prey to the wrong side of justice.
The movie is about the Blossom of love, fun and lots more between the characters Siva and Sakthi. The 1st half shows the blossom of love in the mind of Siva while we find a new turn during the second half where Sakthi reciprocates it.
The movie begins with Rama Krishna (Jeeva) being arrested by police on charges of murdering his mother Saratha (Saranya), a school teacher. The rest is a flashback. Rama Krishna is a ... See full summary »
Aishwarya (Sandhya), a convent-girl from a wealthy family in the town of Madurai (Tamil Nadu) falls in love with a young motor-mechanic, Murugan (Bharath) whom she encounters in the street. Faced with the imminent threat of an arranged marriage with an "American groom" she persuades Murugan to elope with her to Chennai where they take refuge with his former schoolfriend in a men's hostel.
An excellent, low-key film that is apart from the norm
As a foreigner, "Rhythm" was the first Tamil film that I saw that I truly enjoyed. I worked in south India for ten years, but I could never really enjoy the films, which seemed to be made primarily for mass appeal in the Tamil market, and didn't really have a lot of appeal internationally. "Rhythm" was a refreshing break. It still had traces of those clichés: there are still song duets that feel out of place in a serious story, there is some pointless action scene in the second half, but overall, it was a very satisfying film. At its heart, it is a very simple love story between widow and widower, but it's told in a very subtle, adult way that is somewhat rare to find. Both the characters are very likable and their dialogues and interactions are all played in a realistic and quiet manner. Their relationship grows gradually and comes to a slow conclusion - there is no big climactic emotional romance scene. But that quiet approach makes it very believable and sweet, especially because it doesn't drown itself in sentimentality. This is the kind of love story that might just be happening somewhere in the world today, instead of just in a movie.
I just wish that it didn't have any of typical Indian film things like song-and-dance numbers. Don't get me wrong, the songs are nice, but they are something that feels weird to moviegoers outside of India. If "Rhythm" was a 100% straight movie it's something I would recommend to anyone without a second thought, even if they aren't familiar with Tamil movies.
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