The film sensitively portrays the struggles of a father whose main priority in life is the well being of his children, and who is determined to see his children grow up to become decent, successful persons.

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Credited cast:
Cheran ...
Ramalingam
Raj Kiran ...
Muthaiah
Padmapriya
Saranya Ponvannan ...
Sarada (as Saranya)
Senthil ...
Ramanathan
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Muthiah (Raj Kiran) and Sarada (Saranya), a honest and hard working village couple, who bring up their two sons Ramanathan (Senthil) and Ramalingam (Cheran) the hard way. Muthiah being an illiterate wants his sons to be well educated. Naturally, he goes out of the way to provide them quality education. But problem arises with the arrival of a daughter-in-law. Ramanathan gets married to Latha (Meena),and the new comer to the family is hardly empathetic to the emotions and beliefs of her in-laws. Meanwhile, Ramalingam too elopes with a college mate (Padmapriya). The aged parents are left clutching at the straws of life. Eventually, Ramalingam understands the folly of his ways and he comes back and tries to piece back the shattered shreds of their family lives. Written by Raju

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30 years life story of a Ordinary man
16 October 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Another masterpiece from Cheran (Director of Autograph). I can't help wondering how Cheran took this subject. The main story is nothing but a 30 years life story of an ordinary man and his family. Its hard to find a movie so real and true to heart.

Raj Kiran is the main character in this film. This film is surely an life time achievement for him. Raj Kiran runs a printing press in the movie and has two sons who he needs to bring up. How he brings up the two children sacrificing everything he has and how his children reciprocate for his gestures is the story of the film. Cheran plays the role of the second son with much ease.

Many portions of the cinema would look as if shot in a candid camera (looks just real) and not as if someones acting from the script. Music is unobtrusive.

Though the film wouldn't bore you, it would have been better if the film had been cut to 2 1/2 hours or so.

Definitely an amazing film and another masterpiece from Cheran.


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