The perennial accusation among producers and directors is that they have not been able to manage requisite collections through ticket sales in theatres in respect of their films despite making family-oriented films. The critics, though, counter this argument by saying that ‘good films’ have become rare and few in Kollwood’s milieu.
The reality is very much close to the critics’ view point as the audience have always welcomed novel and sincere effort in filmmaking. Films like ‘Pasanga’, ‘‘Nadodigal’, Kalavaani’, ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya’, etc., made with purpose, have always done well at the box-office. One such film in this genre is director Seenu Ramasamy’s latest film ‘Tenmerku Paruvakaatru’.
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Produced and released by Michael Rayappan, the film stars Vijay Sethupathi, Vasundhara (remember her in ‘Jeyamkondan’ and in ‘Peraanmai’ (Kalpana)?), Saranya and others and has come in for wholesome praise and appreciation from various directors, actors and from those outside the film fraternity as well. Saranya’s performance, in particular, has been hailed by all.
Actors Karan and Saravanan were unanimous in praising the way the film has been made. While Karan says that the film reminded him of the times he spent with his mother in his younger days, Saravanan opines that the film’s music has made a lasting impression in his mind. Lyricist Vairamuthu had already gone on record saying that ‘Thenmerku…’ was the only film which made him cry out after ‘Kizhakku Seemaiyilae’ many years back.
Cinematorgrapher-director-actor Thankar Bachchan has described the film as a ‘sincere effort sans the usual drama one encounters in almost every film’. Saranya has said that she’s thankful to the Almighty for having given her the opportunity to play the character of Veeraayi in the film.