The hero is Rehman and the heroine is a newcomer who, to put
it in plain English, canít act for nuts. sangamamThat leaves you hoping that
they might have chosen her for that role because she might be a good dancer.
Well, you are relieved of the suspense very soon. Iím tempted to think she has
an influential relative in the tinsel world. The movie starts with the song
ďAlalaganda adalukku thagappa vanakkamungoĒ. For those who havenít followed the
thamizh here itís a tribute to Lord Shiva.
A very nice song which repeats in the climax in a different form. The crux of
the story is a challenge between the folk troupe headed by Manivannan and the
dance medhai Vijayakumar (thankfully we are spared a Vijayakumar dance
performance). Debates heat up to a point where the two challenge each other as
to who will raise more money at a dance performance. The central theme is good.
Classical dance being an art of the elite draws fewer people but allows for
expensive tickets while folk dance belongs more to the common man and cannot, by
its own nature, demand high ticket prices. The climax is well made in keeping
with this theme.