The film's story revolves around Deva, a youngster whose mother wants him to become a government official. He, on the other hand, works for a smuggling group run by Arumuga Dass who has ... See full summary »
Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. She hires a detective to keep a watch on her husband, who ... See full summary »
Of the leads, Vishnu does well with minimal dialogue, relying on his eyes and his expressions to do the communicating, especially in those scenes with Sunaina where he's expected to strum up romance and chemistry.
Sunania is a revelation and she delivers a measured performance. It is perhaps her best ever so far and she leaves a lasting impression. Ram, Saranya , Thambi Ramadurai, Azhagamperumal, Samuthirakani and even Vadivukarasi in that small role is outstanding. However, Nandita Das doesn't have much to do.
The film also benefits enormously from Balasubramaniam's remarkable cinematography, as his camera captures shots of the sea in all its glory and the sheer visual delight of the Para Para Para.. song picturisation will stay in your mind. Raghunathan's songs and background score is commendable.
On the downside, the first half is a bit slow and the climax is contrived. But on the whole, it is a moving drama that will undoubtedly leave you with a lump in your throat. And films like this are hard to find.
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