Critic's Rating: 19/5
Wednesday 12 December 2001
Parthiban,Nandita Das, Devayani
Azhagi is a much talked about film, as it promises to usher in good cinema. The debutant director of the film is Thankar Bachchan,who has made a name for himself as one of the best cinematographers in Tamil. But all the excitement is about the heroine Nandita Das the dusky beauty, who makes her debut in Tamil in and as Azhagi.
Nandita plays a village beauty who is wealthy, and is adored by everybody in the village. All the men in the village have a soft corner for her including the hero Parthiban.But he is never able to express his love for her. He goes to study in the city, becomes a doctor and gets married to Devayani. He comes back to the village to see his old crush, now in a pathetic state. She is now working in a construction site and Parthiban takes pity on her. He takes her home, which Devayani does not approve. She tries to reason with her husband but Parthiban is adamant that Azhagi stays with them. This leads to a very interesting climax with a twist.
Ilayaraja?s music is said to be one of the highlights of the film.The cast also includes Vivek, Vadivelu, Pyramid Nataraj,Anand and Sayaji Shinde.The film is produced by Udaykumar.