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After the death of her husband, Amy Smith, an elderly English woman, decides to return to India to search for her long lost lover and to return a necklace she was given. Through memory flashbacks we see how Amy as a young girl first arrived in Madrasapattinam, India in 1945 to join her father who was the governor of the city. Through some events of fate she meets Paritihi, a young Indian boy. Amy, feeling drawn towards Paritihi and intrigued by Indian culture, asks him to be her guide around the town and to show him the ways of his country. Soon a tender romance develops between them. However, Amy is too be married to officer Robert Ellis, a cruel man appointed by her father, forcing Amy and Paritihi to fight for their love.Written by
Director Vijay approached Amy for the role without knowing that she had sent her photo for the auditions. They came to know about this only after their meet in London. See more »
Performed by Hariharan, Zia & Madras Augustin Choir
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar See more »
Nice movie with a mix, yet not losing its originality
I went to this movie with absolutely no expectations, Arya isn't that big an actor,The director hasn't made any exceptional movies, and so on.
But the movie was really good.It showed a great deal of teamwork and effort, and more importantly it was all well used and portrayed.
Chennai portrayed to the best as in the year 1947. The heroine - Amy Jackson is beautiful and has done a really wonderful job.Her eyes show lots of experience, for a girl of her age.
The story line is similar to that of Lagaan, and many scenes remind you of both lagaan and Rang de basanti, yet the movie has its own originality and inspiration.
Arya isn't portrayed as a hero who fights for freedom,he is portrayed as one who fights for Love.
Editing was awesome, Direction was good. The only negative point of the movie is the songs and BGM. songs don't get in sync with the movie too well. BGM isn't much original and doesn't give the full effect at various scenes.
Still overall the movie is watchable. The reason i rated it 8 was because of the good acting, direction,screenplay,no unwanted comedy or action or songs, and mainly because there was some originality/reality in showing a historic adventure.( something that Ayirathil oruvan lacked ).
The movie may seem a bit lengthy, but don't worry cause it wont bore you out.
Overall - Good movie( don't miss it)
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