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Paruthiveeran: A remarkable effort

By Sriram Iyer
February 26, 2007 15:25 IST
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Ameer continues his streak of attempting off beat plots, and it looks like he will pull out a triple whammy with his latest flick. He has surely made a bold move by attempting a film like Paruthiveeran, given the general aversion of the urban audience these days to village based plots. A remarkable output, nevertheless.

Veeran (Karthi) and his uncle Chevvazhai (Saravanan) live a no holds barred life. They don't believe in second thoughts- even if it's about committing a serious crime. There is Muthazhagu (Priya Mani), deeply in love with Veeran. However, Veeran does not understand, leave alone reciprocate the feelings of Muthazhagu.To make matters worse, Muthazhagu's father (Ponvannan) does not approve of his daughter's affection for Muthazhagu. She rejects attempts to get her married off by attempting suicide.

Veeran, on the other hand, takes quite some time to understand her unconditional love and when he does, his character undergoes a massive change of heart. Throughout all this, Muthazhagu's father stands his ground. The story then deals with the coming of age of different characters.

Ameer successfully brings alive the feel of the pastures. Cinematographer Ramji and music director Yuvan Shankar Raja's contribution adds to the magic.

Debutante Karthi's performance is excellent. He does complete justice to demands of the character. The performance from the cast as a whole is commendable too. Priya Mani has done a fairly good job in her deglamourised role. Saravanan excels and doesn't look like someone back from a long break.

The movie is a good opportunity to get back the rural feel.

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