Set in rural villages in tamilnadu.The film looks at female infanticide and the hatred that surrounds the birth of a female child.infanticide was uncomplained in those days A father blames ... See full summary »
An Inspector is assigned to track down a large sum of stolen money. His investigations lead him to a couple of small time crooks, a village belle, a murder, an absconding suspect, and an international drug dealer.
Raja is the son of the very strict and disciplinarian Colonel Chandrashekhar. Raja's marriage is fixed with Indu (Rambha), the daughter of Chandrashekar's friend, Viswanathan. However, when... See full summary »
Two college students, the slum child Raja and the dean's daughter Roja, chat with each other over the Internet and fall in love. However, Roja is engaged and Raja cannot bear to disrespect her father, to whom he owes his livelihood.
KD, an 80 year old villager overhears his children say that they want him dead to claim their inheritance. Realising he has never truly lived, he enlists the help of a young orphan boy ... See full summary »
I consider this one an epic not only for the content but also for the way it was told. Women have been for long considered a mere commodity that help men establish, ensure & pamper their supremacy. The film documents the life of two generation of women, a Mother & a daughter, whose emotional ties suffer under the oppression of their men. The narration always has some level of objectivity the same kinds with which epics are told, which is why they have that magnificence when heard after centuries.
A family feud between in-laws that was fuming for decades, comes to the village court where one party asks for termination of blood ties and other defends it. The arguments goes on endless through evening, night and next morning with the whole village waiting to hear the verdict. This is the high point of the movie and the expertise with which the Director establishes the time lapse and the performances are brilliant.
This definitely is a landmark movie in terms of story telling.
And its purely an Auteur film where A.R.Rehman makes an impressive mark with his folksy compositions, a change from the otherwise western oriented Maestro. A must watch film. Hats off & a 9/10.
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