Directed by Thangam Saravanan and produced by well-known stunt choreographer Dhilip Subbarayan, the team of Anjala had come up with unique promotional strategy that had kindled the curiosity among many movie buffs.
Continue reading our movie review to know what exactly does Anjala has to offer you this weekend.
Pasupathy owns a tea stall named Anjala, a stall that offers the town's inhabitants more than just tea - a rich piece of history spanning over 100 years.
The town is proud of its tea stall as it provides it an identity. Such is the emotional connect of people living in that place with their most famous stall, Anjala.
But the tea stall runs into trouble when a miscreant uses it to execute an illegal activity. More trouble brews when the government decides to get rid of the stall in the name of development.
What happens to the much loved stall? Why is the shop's history so prominent to the people living in that town? Answers to these questions forms the rest of the story.
This film belongs to Pasupathy. Be it his act in the flashback portions or in the current timeline, the actor is a class act.
Vimal and Nandita come up with believable performances and so does other performers like 'Aadukalam' Murugadoss, Imman 'Annachi', Subbu Panchu and Riythvika of Madras fame.
Though the first half has enough in it to keep us hooked to the big screen, the latter half could've been shortened, for it drags at many places.
Background score by Gopi Sunder is mediocre and fails to elevate certain scenes. KL Praveen's editing is neat but makes you wonder why the editor did not take charge in the latter half, especially towards the end.
Cinematographer Ravi Kannan comes up with a praiseworthy job. His work in the flashback portion might leave you wanting for more.
Director Thangam Saravanan has to be appreciated for taking up an unusual yet sensitive subject. Had the technicalities fallen in place, Anjala could've provided a better overall cinematic experience.