36 Vayadhinile Plot:
Jyothika's husband, played by Rahman, decides to move to Ireland along with
his family for their own betterment. Unfortunately, Jyothika is
denied visa from an Irish firm as she has just turned 36.
Rest of the film deals with the same concept as to what a 36
year old Indian woman goes through in her day to day life, from
realizing that she has sacrificed everything for her family to
being considered less important by her teenage daughter.
In a cinematic twist, Jyothika gets a chance to meet the Indian
President. She suddenly becomes the centre of attraction, in a
wrong way, as she faints right in front of the President and
becomes a laughing stock wherever she goes, which includes almost
all social media networks.
Considering this as an embarrassment and an opportunity to fly
to Ireland, Rahman along with his daughter moves to the foreign
nation as planned earlier, leaving Jyothika behind.
What forms the crux of this story is how Jyothika decides to
chase her dreams, inspired by her friend, played by Abhirami, as she
finally gives herself a chance to be what she has always dreamt of
As expected, Jyothika literally carries the entire film on her
shoulders, brilliantly portraying an average middle aged woman. She
will make you laugh and cry with her expressions alone.
Rahman and other other supporting cast have done justice to
their respective roles. While Siddharth Basu makes you believe that
he is the actual President of India, Abhirami's characterization is
not as convincing as it should've been, one might feel.
What stands out in the entire movie is Viji's dialogues, for it
is laced with humour even while conveying a serious message. Both
message and the humour hits you hard and makes the entire film
While the screenplay is almost perfect in the first half, it
gets a bit too hasty in the second half giving us the impression
that the director wants to finish the movie quickly.
Cinematography by R Diwakaran is neat as he has not attempted
anything extravagant. Editor Mahesh Narayanan has made an honest
attempt with a run time of 1 hour and 55 minutes which is
Background score by Santhosh Narayanan adds stability
and strength as it helps the movie in conveying its
Overall, 36 Vayadhinile is a perfect comeback film for
Jyothika as it entertains and gifts you a valuable message that can
be carried along from theatre to home.
Check out the slides below for some of the best scenes
and a few interesting trivia about the movie:
Jyothika And Devadarshini
In August 2014, it was announced that actress Jyothika would
make a comeback to acting after a eight-year sabbatical by
featuring in the Tamil remake of Rosshan Andrrews's Malayalam film
How Old Are You.
On Her Way To Realize Her Dream
Suriya agreed to produce the venture under his production banner
2D Entertainment, while director and writer Rosshan Andrrews and
Bobby Sanjay were retained from the original version.
Jyothika And Her Subtle Expressions
Suriya revealed that Jyothika and he were impressed by the
Malayalam version and Jyothika took two days to agree to make a
return as an actress.
One Of The Best Scene
Actor Rahman was added to the cast in October 2014, to play the
role originally essayed by Kunchacko Boban. Music director Santhosh
Narayanan was signed on to compose the film's score and
At Her Office
The shoot of the film began in November 2014 and shoots were
planned to take place in Chennai, Delhi and Rajasthan. The final
scene of the film was first shot, with scenes of Jyothika's
character meeting the President, played by Siddharth Basu, at
Rashtrapati Bhavan filmed in New Delhi.
The Humour Side Of The Actress
Apart from her amazing expressions Jyothika has impressed one
and all with her subtle humour, powered by Viji's outstanding
Jyothika's Dilemma In The Movie
During the first schedule, actress Abhirami also signed on to
portray a pivotal role, marking a comeback to Tamil films after an
On Her Way To The Office
Sanjay Bharathi was also offered a small role in the film by
producer Suriya, who had been working with him in another
Life In A Bus
The scenes that involves Jyothika's bus journeys forms an
important part in the entire film.
The Queen Of Expressions Is Back
36 Vayadhinile is truly a treat to all Jyothika fans
who have been patiently waiting for her comeback. And she is back
with a bang.