Banner: Jotham Media Works
Star Cast: Sethu, Vasunthara, Saranya, Ponvannan
Direction: Seenu Ramaswami
Production: Captain Shibu Issac
Music: N.R Rahnandan
Who said movies with rural themes should be a bloody fare with sickles and lengthy dialogues? Director Seenu Ramasamy has ensured that emotions can play a major part and sustain all interest and curiosity in a village-based movie.
After ‘Koodal Nagar‘, Seenu Ramasamy has taken his time to weave an emotional tale that shows light on unseen characters that leave an impact on the masses.
Movie on mother-son bondage is no new story in Tamil cinema. But what makes the movie count is the manner in which it is shown by Seenu Ramasamy.
Saranya as a doting mother and Vijay Sethupathy as his caring son impresses. Then there is Vasundhara of ‘Vattaram’ and ‘Peranmai’, who plays a de-glamourised role.
A struggling widow Veerayi (Saranya) leads a contended life with her son Murugan (Vijay Sethupathy) in a rural hamlet in Theni. Murugan, who rears sheep, is a fun-loving youth. Veerayi showers all her love and affection on him.
Meanwhile, a masked gang steals goats and attacks people in the village in nights. Murugan and his friends prevent one such attempt and catch holds of a thief and find out that it was a girl. She is identified as Pechi (Vasundhara) from a neighbouring village who steals goats for survival.
Slowly Murugan falls for her. But realises how dreadful her family is. They fear Murugan might inform to police and even makes a bid on his life. Pechi meanwhile develops a soft corner towards Murugan. Did the couple come together amidst all troubles is what the movie is about.
Vijay Sethupathy is impressive. He is good in his expressions from the first frame. Vasundhara as a rural belle is ok. Walking away with all honours is Saranya. She plays the role with utmost ease. She gives right emotions all through.
N.R Rahunandan‘s music is another highlight. Especially the background score sets the right momentum. All said ‘Thenmerkku Paruvakattru‘ is a mild gentle breeze that cools you. Seenu Ramasamy deserves a pat for going away from the regular cliched themes.