Monday, September 22, 2008

another movie

On saturday evening, i watched this new tamil movie, Dhanam. The storyline is simple. A college students falls in love with a professional prostitute. Convinces her and his family(with help of some astrologer) to marry him. The astrologer does the help to take revenge on the heroine who once refused to take him as her customer. The revenge is in the form of advising murder of the child born to this couple. The heroine eventually acts smart and poisons the full family. The investigations act in a humanitarian fashion and makes it a case of accidental food poisoning and she is back to her old state.

It is well picturised with all the essentials of tamil cinema, including a comedy track and music, some item numbers, some melodies and blah blah.

I find this kind of a subject rather appealing. Especially that of a guy coming forward/falling in love with a lady of this kind of a background and going to extent of marrying her and keeping her in his family. It is true that the director has clearly hit the bad sentiments that are prevalent in the society and how some people blindly believe all kinds of rituals and superstitions to get things done in the family. It also nicely outlines the way some people utilise such beliefs for their cheap tricks. These society related issues are indeed rather important to be showcased and in the event of atleast a few people realising the kind of horror it can lead it, the impact on the society would be good.

However, i found the end of the story appalling. I find that the movie fails, in the fact that the heroine is back on the street and again looking for customers. She does not attempt to make the family realise and identify the villain. Neither does she realise the truth that her husband was also not party to what the family did to their baby. All those family members who die at the end of movie do not really know who the culprit of the whole event was. I would personally have preferred either she fighting all the problems makes a happy life after the family realizes the misgivings of the villain. Atleast, a confession from the villain would have been a little appeasing. I m helpless but to feel pity for the hero, who for no fault of his, gets killed by his own wife who thinks he killed their baby while he was actually not party to it.

Ilayaraja has shown his stamp all over the movie. The cinematography is good as well. Some of the shots are very well done.

Well, a nice theme handled decently but fumbled at the end.

A very very superficial review.

Loks like you had vratam or something that you had to write the review of every mvie you saw.
the movie doesnt deserve anything more. i was pained by the ending of the movie...
What a Hell of a movie it was ! Nothing appalling !!
Absolute curbing of the brahmin cult and harassment with these "SHIT: story lines :(
I have not seen the movie.. but reading your review.. regarding the ending.. "Isnt that how life is, most of the times ? "
You have no control over whats happening and u get screwed for what you did not do..
Dhanam! Rings a bell... Sangeetha was the heroine, I suppose? Not bad, given the kind of movies she prefers to do ;)
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