Indira is a directorial venture by Suhasini Manirathnam the wife of ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam nbsp That was the one and only directorial venture by Suhasini

Indira Movie Review

Indira Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
Review for the film " Indira"
Runtime: 2 Hours 23 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 11-05-1995
Genre: Drama
4.25 / 5.0

Indira is a directorial venture by Suhasini Manirathnam, the wife of ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam. That was the one, and only directorial venture by Suhasini and influence by Mani Rathnam could be seen throughout the movie. On seeing the A Class quality of the movie, one would be eager to know whether Suhasini had plans of directing another movie; such is the good quality of the movie.


The plot revolves around two villages and one among these two villages is Maranur.  There is no good relationship between these two villages.  For prosperity in the form of money, both the villages fight with each other and try to pin down the other.  The caste system has been highlighted in the movie, and how the present generation of younger people tries hard to wipe out the evil of discrimination based on caste is beautifully shown. 

Star Performances

Anu Haasan plays the protagonist of Indira. The movie happens to be her debut in cine field. Her face proved to be photogenic in this movie, and her performance was like the performance of a seasoned actress. Arvind Swamy is very handsome to look on the screen, and he has served justice to the role of Thiyagu in the movie. Also, the supporting actors in the movie as Nasser, Radha Ravi, PL Narayana, and Monica have done their roles to near perfection.


Indira happens to be a very thought-provoking movie and will carry a strong impact in the hearts of the audiences with its message. 

What is there?

  • The music composition by A R Rahman is mesmerizing.
  • Vairamuthu’s evergreen lyrics are still being hummed by the contemporary youth.
  • Santhosh Sivan has brought the village beauty alive before our eyes through his camera.

What is not there?

There is hardly anything to say against the movie.


The movie Indira proves to be a quality movie and is perfect fodder for lovers of good cinema.