Thodraa Movie Review
Prithvi Rajan,,Veena,,Akshayaa Premnath
Directer – Madhuraj,Music – RN Uthamaraj ,PRO – A. John
Deplorable love drama * a deep feeling of squelch love convert into the desirous and strongly moulded love was arisen between a couple. A quondam screenplay, which was engaged with lengthy process, a love is the baseline for the drama, love script always gives energy towards the audience and the director would have been given in a different dimension, as we have observed in movies, many oppositions will come for the lovers and the people struggles for their love life, among those film “Thodraa” is added in that category.The director Madhuraj leads the film in a single track, as the hero and heroine is being in a collage life, suddenly both of them falls in love and the girl never bothered about her family members and she elopes with the guy and even he never worried about his poor mother and the younger sister.
The film contains all sorts of rural elements, certainly the flick was captured in the place of Palani. In the opening, an accident sequel of a guy and the girl dragged into a stretcher and they were being hospitalized with the serious condition, which made an eagerness and all of expected pulled down.Story: Opening and the climax overlapping, in the place of Palani Prithvi Rajan (Sankar), who belongs to a poor family and for his education, he depends on his part time job.In this circumstance, the guy gets affair with a sophisticated girl Divya. Then the scene moves like as they are studying in the same college.With all the guy’s tricky business that Shankar is applying to attract Divya and as it was seeing formula the rich girl is fond and her voice dictates in the family.In this love story, a funny character was projected, in the opening he was a comedian and at the climax funny man exposed as a villain.
The rich girl Divya ran off along with Shankar.By Divya’s action, her dad dies soon and her politician brother chases for separate them. The comedian comes villain enters in the young couple’s life and made their life in the pathetic condition or filling with happiness.Prithvi Rajan and Veena focused on the leading roles and they have been completed their duties in a seemly way. One thing wants to know, a comedian come villain for his political benefit he encourage the love marriage that he appoint guys and even gives salary and smart phones. Before the climax sequels, he had envisioned in a negative way, why this confusion.On the whole it is a love story. Unfortunately, flurrying the audience.
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There have been only a few Tamil films which dealt with caste issues in an effective way. Madhuraj’s Thodraa, too, is an attempt which showcases the ugly face of caste rivalry and hatredness prevailing in our society. Set against the backdrop of Palani, the movie is about the love story between its lead characters, played by Prithvi Rajan and Veena Nandakumar. While the former hails from a middle-class family, the latter belongs to a rich family which boasts about their wealth, honour and caste. After the two of them falling in love in the tried-and-tested cinematic ways, the girl’s family gets upset after getting know about their relationship.
The girl’s brother, with the help of his wife, hatches plans to put an end to the relationship. The couple elopes and gets married, and finally settles down in a remote place. The situation becomes worse when the girl’s father gets a heart attack after realising that her daughter spoiled the family’s reputation.The lead pair, Prithvi and Veena does their part well in a wafer-thin story which has only a little scope to entertain audience. The message which comes towards the end isn’t bad, though it isn’t anything new. Other artistes are just okayish in their performance while a couple of songs are decent. A better screenplay and an engaging narration would have made it at least a one time watch.
While the film claims to be against casteism and honour killings, the manner in which the story is told makes you wonder where its sympathies really lie.Madhu Raj’s Thodra is a film that cannot be ignored in Tamil cinema, simply because of the manner in which it deals with the sensitive issue of honour killing, which still prevails in parts of the state.The film takes a stand that is quite confusing. And a state of confusion while dealing with such a sensitive subject can be dangerous.Shankar (Prithvi Rajan) is a collegian who also works as a newspaper deliveryman to support his family comprising a mother and a sister. He falls in love with Divya (Veena), daughter of Muthuvel (Gajaraj), a rich politician whose son Pounraj (MS Kumaran) is also into politics.
Divya is pampered by her father and her brother. The father and son are members of a caste-based party which owes its existence to the support of one particular caste. Therefore, they are strictly against inter-caste marriages. However, over time, Divya begins to reciprocate Shankar’s feelings. At one point, the lovers decide to marry. Lear ning of Divya’s intentions, her father and brother impose restrictions upon her. With no option left, the lovers elope.Unable to bear the shock of his daughter eloping with a man from another community, Muthuvel dies. His father’s death infuriates Pounraj, who is humiliated in society and in the party by his sister’s actions.
Director Madhu Raj has created his story by combining elements from two major honour killing incidents that sho cked Tamil Nadu and the country a few years ago. The first case was the Divya-Ilavarasan case from Dhar map uri. Ilavarasan’s body was found on a culvert, near the railway track in Dharmapuri. While police dismissed it as a suici de, the young man’s family alleged foul play by upper-caste groups.The second incident used by the director is the Kausalya-Shankar case from Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu. This was a sensational case in which a group of murderers attacked the couple in a marketplace in daylight. The killers arrived on two-wheelers, hacked Shankar to death in the presence of scores of people who were too stunned to react, and fled. The case became a national sensation after CCTV footage of the attack was made available to news channels which repeatedly broadcast the video.
In both cases, the young men were Dalits and were said to have been killed by those from the upper castes.The director has come up with an imaginary tale inspired predominantly by these two incidents. However, the manner in which he narrates his story makes you wonder if his sympathies lie more with the upper-caste families than with those who were brutally killed.For instance, director A Venkatesh plays an aspiring politician who is shown hiring young men from one community in the film. He asks them to ‘pick’ up girls and ‘make them’ fall in love with them. He pays them Rs10,000 each for the task.Venkatesh’s politician is also shown instructing the men to make sure they only pick girls from the upper castes. He himself is portrayed as a womanizer who wants to exploit Divya and a conman who wants to make money by demanding ransom for her from her family.
Madhu Raj, in fact, appears to be taking potshots at parties and organizations that have been fighting for the Dalits and advocating inter-caste marriages. Though his film pretends to be against casteism and honour killings, the manner in which the story is told makes one suspect that the director’s sympathies lie with those who get the hero killed.The emphasis is on how the family loves Divya dearly until she falls in love with Shankar, and the sufferings her rich, upper-caste family members have to undergo once she elopes.
The family is also shown as ready to forgive Divya and accept her if she would only abandon her lover. Finally, the killing of the hero is made to look like a step necessitated by the actions of his supporters.The film has decent performances from the lead pair of Prithvi Rajan, son of actor Pandiarajan, and Veena, a newcomer. The music by RN Uthamaraja is just about okay while the cinem atography by Senthil Kumar is decent.Madhu Raj may like to believe that he has presented the postives and nega tives of both sides in the conflict. But he has only showcased himself as one whose solidarity lies with the upper castes.
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Written By- T.H.PRASAD -B4U-Ratting-3/5