Director Samy is man who made a name for himself touching controversial themes and talking about forbidden relationships. Be it ‘Uyir’ or ‘Mirugam’, Samy was right there evoking mixed response from film-buffs for the content.
Typical to his style is ‘Sindhu Samaveli’. This film too is set in a sensitive theme – that of a girl caught between her husband and her father-in-law. Thankfully the director has not made the script crude and chose to play it down.
A ‘fearing’ theme it is, but Samy seems to have made it look commercial with catchy cinematography, host of songs and some comedy. The fact that it features all newcomers manages to sustain some interest. Sundar C Babu’s music and camera by Utpal comes to his rescue.
Anbu (Harish) is student in a village school. His mother is a teacher and father Veerasami (Ghajini) works in the army and is posted in Assam. It’s romance for him as he falls in love with Sundari (Anakha), who is elder to him but studies in the same class.
Situation forces his father to return to village after he opts for voluntary retirement, injured in a terrorist attack. His sorrow is doubled when his wife dies of snake bite. Anbu now takes up the task of fulfilling his mom’s dream to become a teacher.
He with the permission of his family marries Sundari and lives happily with her for a month before leaving the village for teacher training. Alone at home, Sundari takes care of her father-in-law. But she is forced to enter into a ‘relationship’ with Veerasami. What happens when Anbu comes to know of it forms the crux.
Both Harish and Ghajini do their part well. The complex emotions have been brought out well onscreen by them. But walking away with applause is Anakha. She is right there delivering her best.
The movie principally revolves around three characters and few scenes are exaggerated, testing our patience. The eyesore is also the filmmaker overplaying the relationship at places. In parts, Samy delivers a better job.