AVAL PEYAR TAMILARASI MOVIE REVIEW online
Production: Moser Baer Entertainment, Blue Ocean Entertainment.
Starring: : Jai, Nandhagi.
Direction: Meera Kathiravan
Music: Vijay Antony
Director Meera Kathiravan ho began his carrier with one of the finest writers of our times, the late Lohithadas. For the same reason, the Lohithadas stamps are all over Aval Peyar Tamilarasi – a rare kind of a love story set in the rural backdrop of Tirunelveli,. Its boy meets girl as usual. The boy here is Jai while the girl is debutant Nandhagi. They fall in love, but doubts and insecurities creep in when the girl is all set to leave her village to pursue higher education. What happens to their love story, how does the boy react to the upcoming separation? That forms the core of Aval Peyar Tamilarasi .The treatment of the story stands apart and the smooth narration deserves a special mention
The poetically shot Aval Peyar Tamilarasi unfolds leisurely, at the pace of a slow moving train.The feeling is instantly recognizable towards the end of the movie before which the movie has more or less opened out itself making it easy for you to deduce the finale.
The street singers belonging to the Tholpavai Koothu community visit a village, Kottara Mangalam, in Tirunelveli district. There is a little girl in the group who befriends the wealthy grandchild of the village headman. After their performance, when it’s time for the singing faction to leave, the wealthy grandchild coaxes his granddad to make them stay back. His wish is granted and the family is put up in a house and the girl sent to school. Their (Jai and Nandagi) friendship develops and when they reach their school final years, they are already in love.
Nandagi passes out with good grades while Jai flunks the exams. Urged by his friends’ Corrupt advices, Jai feels insecure and takes the extreme step. He rapes Nandagi and sets off a series of life-changing incidents. As a result, Nandagi’s mother dies and she is sent to another nomadic family in Maharashtra, now that she cannot continue her studies. Soon enough, Jai Feels sorry and get on borad to trace her whereabouts.
The multifaceted Jai shows that he is in the process of grooming himself to become a well-rounded actor. Be it in expressing his warmth and love for Nandagi, his pitiless anger that is also misguided or his penance and the quest that will probably culminate with his love of life, Jai prooved us that he can bring in complex emotions on his face immediately. Nandagi is a revelation and her physicality supports the character enormously.
On the flipside, the movie is densely packed with dialogues and the lack of activity tends to slacken the pace resulting in bringing an art-house feel, which is not a bad thing, if the cause of the leading role quest was anything greater than seeking repentance for his offense – brought on him during one of his weaker moments. It happens because we stop caring for him, which again is the strength of the character, the way it’s etched out. Nevertheless, a little more editing could have helped curb the movie’s unexciting portions.
Vijay Antony’s background score gets full marks and the Otha Vaartha Sollu number is moving. P.G. Muthaiah’s camera brings the Tirunelveli region to life and the movie’s feel is greatly enhanced, thanks to the brilliant cinematography.
This is a definite hit scoring with this one, Meera Kathiravan might want to consider a lighter subject in his next venture – and right his vision about women ending up losing their dignity and ending up in brothel-like places (Although for a shorter period only in this one) after they are raped.
Aval Peyar Tamilarasi is for Serious movie Lovers, Jai impresses under Meera kathiravans direction