Dialogue is its strength
CUSTOMARY FARE: `Pasakkiligal.'
The first thing that strikes one watching Anjugam Kalaikoodam's `Pasakkiligal,' produced by Rama. Narayanan, is that writer Karunanidhi has not lost his inimitable style. The dialogue is written with customary flair, rich with rhyme and resonance.
The theme, however, is much overused affection that two brothers share with their sister. The script, (Karunanidhi) that actually sails smooth in the first half, goes awry in the second. Perhaps director Amirtham took liberties with the script. The end, especially, is haphazard.
Prabhu and Murali are brothers, fond of their sister (Navya Nair). She loves Vineeth and he reciprocates. The only hitch is that he is the brother of Nasser, Prabhu's rival, who lives in the same place. `Kalabhavan' Mani is a womaniser who has an eye on Navya Nair. Prabhu loves Malavika, a dancer who is also affectionate towards him. The climax involves the tussle between Mani and the two women.
Both Prabhu and Murali have essayed their roles with maturity. Prabhu, with his body language, especially is an apt choice for the role. Navya Nair should have taken better care of her makeup. Malavika must watch out her figure. Vadivelu's attempt at comedy fails to take off. Kalabhavan Mani, without his mimicry, is disappointing. It would have been a better idea to have left him with his `original' voice. Roja and Nasser are adequate while Manorama proves that she is a seasoned artist.
Three of the five songs are written by Karunanidhi and Vairamuthu has penned some beautiful lines for `Meesai Muthum' sung by Thippu and Sujatha. Vidyasagar has scored the music.
M. V. Pannerselvam's camera captures the scenic beauty of the locations although he seems to have gone overboard with lighting at times.
S. R. ASHOK KUMAR
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