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Sathanai Review

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
At a time when he should be studying his alphabets, Master Kishan has wowed everybody by directing a full feature film.

Little Kishan is an orphan without parents. Not knowing what to do in his life and what direction to take, he becomes a ragpicker to eke out a living. He has no relatives, except for a grandma who brings him up.

As he picks rags, he sees kids attending school. He also gets the urge to go to school and study. He borrows books to study and with his intelligence, he is able to study up to lessons of class five. This makes him even more eager to further his education.

He approaches Ranga, the most affluent person in the kuppam as well as the school teachers to admit him in school. But they quote formal governmental procedures and disappoint the young Kishan.

A teacher Tara, who understands Kishan's sharp intelligence and eagerness to study, attempts to make him write the 10th class exams. How Kishan overcomes hurdles in the form of school management, ministers, governmental procedures and achieves his aim, is what the rest of the film is about.

It has been said that the crop outcome is known even as a sapling. Kishan has indeed done his parents proud. It is amazing to see that the film unfolding before you is the work of a 9 year old boy. No other director has even thought about the concept of an orphan yearning for an education.

It is very commendable that producers Sriramulu and G Shanmugam, actor Jackie Shroff who does the role of chief minister, and all the technicians involved in the film, have given full professional support, instead of dismissing Kishan as just a small boy.

This is an extraordinary Saadhanai.

Story writer : Kishan
Director : Kishan
Actor : Kishan

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