Many, including film-maker Shankar, would agree if I say Shankar's filmography can be divided into two parts with the first half being 'with Sujatha' and the latter half, 'unfortunately without Sujatha'.
Many of Shankar's classics, including movies like
Indian, Anniyan, Mudhalvan,
Boys and Sivaji, have had the midas touch of
Sujatha. His contribution, which often came in the form of
dialogues and story, was immense in the eventual success of these
His writing was so in tune with the film, that it was often
unnoticed by movie goers. His dialogues, simple yet effective,
played a major part in the overall feel of his movies.
Sadly, all brilliant things has to come to an end and Sujatha's
demise, while he was working on Rajinikanth's Enthiran,
was one such thing.
Unfortunately for Shankar, the loss reflected in his movies
almost immediately as Enthiran and I suffered
from poor dialogues and writing.
Though a writer like Sujatha can never be replaced, Shankar
along with other talented writers, will look to carry on the legacy
left behind by this maverick writer.