Friday, November 24, 2006
Director Hari Krishna seems to have a penchant for orphan-centred stories centered. Tamil month Avani is known as an auspicious month for marriages. This movie's story also revolves around marriages.
Newcomers Shri Kumar, Tejini and Manusha are playing the vital roles. The gist of the story is about a youth who faces problems in getting married as he is a poor orphan.
In the story, Shri Kumar is an orphan. No one is interested in giving their daughter in marriage to him. This frustrated youth takes up the high-risk job as a bomb-setter for drilling wells. By his hard work, he becomes a wealthy man.
But he loses his hand accidentally by the mischievous behaviour of Tejini, granddaughter of a local captain. Tejini regrets for her mistake and tries to find a suitable life partner for him.
The twist in the climax will surely appeal to the audience. The parting of father and son, orphan's marriage, local big-wig's granddaughter's regrets and pathetic feeling are portrayed in a single scene in a right and touching manner.
The other cast members, namely Kaadhal Sukumar and Livingstone are sure to leave a lasting impression in the hearts of audiences. Though Hari has delivered an appropriate social message in the movie, he seems to have made the movie interesting by adding commercial elements in the right mix.
The film's shortcomings (there are quite a few, including its preachy tone) are more than offset by the essential nice approach and the appeal to audiences to think and act for the larger good. R. Shankar's music sets the feet tapping.
Avani Thingal is a typical commercial entertainer.
Cast- Shri Kumar, Tejini, Manusha, Livingstone, Kaadhal Sukumar.
Banner - Raayar Film International
Producer - Rajaram Reddy
Director - Hari Krishna
Music director - R. Shankar
Date of Release - 17th November, 2006