Noticeably, the album comprises only solo numbers and doesn't feature any female vocals. The film was shot for nearly a year across , Andhra Pradesh, and , and gained high anticipation in its finishing stage, mainly due to Jeeva's looks in the promotional stills, and Ram's controversial statements at the film's soundtrack release, who cited that he had killed everyone who had hurt him during earlier days through the screenplay of the film. Finally he wants to exorcise the devils within and at gun point kidnaps a television anchor Yuvaan-Suang , who records his life story, in which he confesses to killing 22 people in cold blood. He rescues her from the pimps after holding them at gun point. Cinematographer Kathir's frames are a work of art.
Archived from on 26 July 2008. After few mail communications, Prabhakar again loses contact with her. There he bonds with Poobal after some initial mischief. Meanwhile, Prabhakar gets a job as a Tamizh teacher and starts living in a lodge. The film was released on 5 October 2007, to unanimous critical acclaim. Later, at one point in his life, Prabhakar comes in contact with Anandhi who has turned into a prostitute. The police get wind of Prabhakar and try to catch him in his hometown.
He manages with a meager salary and loses focus in his personal life. Jiiva excels in a role and a performance of a life time. Somehow, Anandhi finds Prabhakar and they share a poignant moment in her uncle's home where Prabhakar asks about her health to which Anandhi asks about the time of his departure. The love between Prabhakar and Anandhi is shown in flashes when Prabhakar is narrating his story to Yuvaan-Suang. The police again get hold of him and try to book him on false charges. It is after this incident that the encounter with a police inspector happens where they arrest Prabhakar for smoking in public. Prabhakar is released and he tries to commit suicide, albeit unsuccessfully.
Both Prabhakar and Anandhi hold hands and run towards an oncoming train committing suicide at the same place where Prabhakar's dog died during his childhood. He plans to leave the city to his hometown along with Anandhi. Prabhakar does not mind it. Archived from on 8 December 2008. Director Ram with his debut has already made an inedible mark on Tamil Cinema.
At one point, she sells his motorcycle for her expenses. He leaves her at a women's hostel after which the encounter with the television anchor happens. He selected to essay the lead character in his film, after he had seen 2005 and been impressed by the actor's performance, while a newcomer Anupama from Mumbai was tipped to play the lead female character of Anandhi first, however she was later replaced by , who debuted in Tamil cinema with this film. Kadhir's and music composer 's work. Running time 147 min Country India Language Tamil Kattradhu Thamizh English: Tamil, learnt; previously titled Tamil M.
The film, though commercially not successful during its release, garnered a cult following later. Prabhakar manages to escape and then unintentionally kills the railway clerk. In the flashback he reveals his past, his upbringing by a Tamil teacher Poobaal and his childhood sweetheart Anandhi who later in his life becomes an obsession for him. The narration is mostly in a series of flashbacks. Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs are too good, the get right to the point literally, all the songs have the lyrics starting off immediately without a long beginning music and his background score enhances the mood of the film well. An artistic triumph for everyone involved including the audience who appreciate such work. Prabhakar initially loses contact with her but traces her back to her uncle's home.
Anandhi's family relocates to another place after a few years after which Prabhakar's childhood is marred by tragic events as he loses his mother and grandparents in an accident. After completing his 12th grade, Prabhakar hears about the death of his beloved teacher Poobal, in an accident and travels to have one last look at him. Slowly, Prabhakar starts looking upon Poobal as his father. Prabhakar, for no fault of his, is at the receiving end, terrorized by cops and on the run after killing a railway booking clerk in a fit of rage. Anandhi's mother does not object to her daughter's love for Prabhakar as she sees him as a source of financial support.
There he sees Anandhi, his childhood sweetheart, whose father has also died in the same accident, in an argument with another family for having one look at her father's body. It features five tracks, including one sung by his father, , which was hailed mostly as the pick of the album. Prabhakar buys some clothes for her and leaves her promising that he will keep in touch. Produced by Salmara Mohammad Sharief, it stars , and. On one night, he intimidates a call center employee who flees after failing to recite the Tamil verses which a drunken Prabhakar gives to him. Years roll by and Prabhakar grows into a young man who develops an interest in Tamizh, his favourite teacher's subject.
Prabhakar joins college where his preference for taking up Tamil is ridiculed by his roommate and few others. This incident nurtures the love between Prabhakar and Anandhi. Aspects as direction, writing, performance, music, cinematography and editing were immensely lauded and appreciated and expected to bag a bunch of awards. Well accept his views or not you just cannot dismiss his efforts in creating a screenplay that puts 99% of all other Tamil films to shame, breathtaking visuals, a kaleidoscope of emotions and a realistic storyline and biting dialogues. His father, a soldier, admits him in a boarding school and leaves. He is frustrated and even tries to commit suicide, in a system where knowing your mother tongue and teaching it is looked down upon by a society craving for material benefits and imbalance in pay structure. He develops a friendship with the neighboring girl, Anandhi.