If you know Cheran and the films that he had directed like ‘Autograph’, ‘Porkaalam’ you know what to expect from this film. The film has a very strong message and the story and film revolves around it. It is to highlight the sacrifices our parents make to bring us up and how many of them suffer their entire life with just the hope that their children will one day come good and take care of them.
It is about a father and two sons. The father (has a own press and struggles to make ends meet. Still he does the best for his sons. He wants them to study well and so carries them in a bi-cycle to a far off school, then spends the rest of the day (and sometimes night too) in his press constantly working without any break. The father pays a high donation to get a job for the elder son and he even gets him married. But eventually the elder son leaves his father and goes with his wife. The younger son falls in love, and they become intimate which eventually results in his lover becoming pregnant. To support her, he too leaves his father. The father is left out with a broken heart and a rich debt.
The younger son however repents, comes back and then goes on to become successful in life and takes care of his parents till their end.
Rajkiran does the father’s role. He is simple IMPRESSIVE. It is quite rare to see such performance in tamil movies. He has lived his role. Cheran comes as the younger son and though has acted quite well (Someone teach him how to cry) is nowhere near Rajkiran. Charanya is Rajkiran’s wife and she too does her role very well. But I personally liked the role of elder son’s wife. The way she fumes with jealousy inside Cheran’s new house is a touch of class and when Rajkiran and co come to her house she welcomes them with such a rigid face.
The film was a pleasant surprise. Having seen all the masala films this was a great experience. If you are not reminded of your parents and leave you with a sense of duty towards them, there is something wrong with you.
Well done Cheran.