By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 04 February 2012
Pavan, Mirchi Balaji. Priyanka, Sunulakshmi
Bharathiraja?s in house script writer Rathnakumar has produced and directed Sengathu Bhoomiyile, his third directorial venture.
Ratnakumar has taken bits and pieces from his earlier films as writer likeKizhakku Seemayile and Karuthamma to come out with a fairly absorbing village story.
Vallarasu (Pavan) and Chinnasami (Mirchi Balaji) are cousins who share a great bonding. They are in love with each other?s sisters and have family approval. However Vallarasu is convicted by a court for murder, with Chinnasami?s father as the star witness.
It creates a rift within the families and soon Vallarasu is out on parole and has a score to settle. The relationship between the lovers also touch rock bottom due to the war between both the families. All this leads to a highly emotional and melodramatic climax.
Rathnakumar has a strong message that violence erupting out of anger will lead to nowhere. The story seems set in the 80?s, and forced as today nuclear families in villages do not have such bonding giving the film a dated look. The highlight of the film is Ilayaraja?s rustic background score which moves with the story set in a village near Usalampetti.
Count among the positives the performances of the lead actors especially Priyanka?s as the aggressive independent women. But why did the director make her lose her composure in the end? Balaji and new girl Sunulakshmi too come out with well etched roles. Singampuli is good is parts and provides humour.
Rathnakumar has made a film which is quite interesting and enjoyable in the first half. But post interval it becomes too melodramatic and looks like a compromise ending.
Verdict- Above Average
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film