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 films.
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.
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