The story, set in the 80s, takes place in Madurai Subramaniapuram, a suburb of
the city. Movies like Palaivana Cholai dwelt around four friends. Perhaps
Sasikumar impressed by such classics, has made an attempt of chronicling the
life of a group of friends. They are fun-loving and carefree, who spend most of
their time together. Jai, Kanja Karuppu and Sasikumar, are typical youths, who
do not miss an opportunity to fight when they come across a brawl on the
streets. Often arrested, they come out of jail with the help of a neighbor,
played by Samudhirakani.
The irony is that Jai falls in love with the Councilor's daughter. When the
councilor is ditched by a member of an opposite gang, the trio step in and bump
off the man. Unfortunately Samudhirakani doesn't help them this time and the
three are remanded for murder. However, they manage to come out themselves. They
then vow to settle scores with Samudhirakani and the Councilor. The revenge plot
has enough twists and turns. A movie is loaded with fun and suspense all through
and is pleasant to watch coming across as a whiff of fresh air amidst commercial
clichés. Sasikumar and Jai impress. Their body language and diction of the
Madurai Tamil are noteworthy.
Due credit should be given to music composer James Vasanthan, a television
anchor-turned-music director. He has reminded everyone of Ilayaraja during his
heydays, James background score is scintillating. Subramaniapuram’ is a
must-watch movie for those who love realism in Tamil Cinema.