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Market Street (2010)

Angadi Theru (original title)
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The story on the lives of a salesgirl and sales boy of a popular Saree store in Chennai.

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Vasanthabalan

Writer:

Vasanthabalan
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Cast overview:
Mahesh Mahesh ... Jyothilingam
Anjali ... Kani
A. Venkatesh A. Venkatesh ... Karungali
Pandi Pandi ... Marimuthu
Sneha ... Self
John Vijay ... Director
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Jyothi Lingam (Mahesh) is a bright student and son of a mason who leads a happy life in his village near Tirunelveli. One day tragedy strikes as his father, the only earning member of the family, dies in an accident while crossing an unmanned railway gate. Mahesh now has to look after his mother and two sisters. Due to circumstances, he is forced to abandon his studies, even though he comes first in his school in the board exams. Through a canvassing agent, he and his friend Marimuthu, get jobs as sales boys in a textile showroom in Ranganathan Street in Chennai. Mahesh, along with hundreds of others, are employed at the Senthil Murugan Stores run by the big Annachi. On each floor at the textile showroom, there are around 50 to 60 sales boys and girls who work in pitiable conditions from early in the morning to late night, without any rest. He meets Kani (Anjali), a fiery independent girl. The difficult and harrowing times in the store bring them together as they face up to a cruel ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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A Musical Rendition of Cinematic Reality
7 May 2016 | by rangaraj-vigneshSee all my reviews

Probably one of the best Indian movies all time: what I loved about this movie is how they had proved small budget movies do not decide on the cinematic experience at all. I just finished watching the movie and I have a very heavy heart. It was not an easy movie to watch--every frame was painful, gross, and pathetic. Sometimes I wished they were over-exaggerating the living conditions of those workers, but a little bit of search online, you would know that everything that had happened in the movie was true.

Alright the acting was top-notch. The female lead was really good at portraying a winsome young adult with sorrows lurking behind. The male lead wasn't really that great, but it doesn't matter: he does things the way he knows best. The music was lovely; the background rendition could have been more organized, but like I said none of those matter. It was funny at times--you will laugh and you will cry. A screenplay with right kind of elements placed at right places: a tear-jerker.

I repeat: this movie is not easy to watch. Be warned. Every element was a juxtaposing touch: amidst movies that take songs abroad in snow-clad mountains, dreams here were made of villages that the leading roles were longing to go back. The modern theme of feminism was rightly handled.

This movie isn't that beautiful, but that is not a problem at all! :) (Aval appadi ondrum azhagillai; anal adhu ondrum kurai illai)


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Market Street See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,350
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Ayngaran International See more »
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DTS

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Color (35 mm version)| Color

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2.35 : 1
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