CAST & CREW
Well, there is a lot of profoundness in the title of the movie Irandu Manam Vendum. It is inspired by a song in the Sivaji Ganesan starrer Vasantha Maaligai. Let’s see how the movie has turned out to be.
Saji Surendran kidnaps a child from the house of a retired judge. The police arrest Saji Surendran and grill him. And the first twist of the movie is Surendran reveals that he is the father of the child. The movie goes into a flashback mode now.
The movie is set in the backdrop of a village in Kanyakumari district. Surendran is employed in a garment shop and falls in love with Silanga. They share a such a beautiful bond that the whole village is in awe of them. Even their parents are aware of their love.
When everyone is expecting the lovebirds to get married, Surendran learns that his brother is in love with a girl. Since his brother is unemployed Surendran puts a full stop to his love for the time-being. But his brother decides to leave the house. Following this Surendran decides to get his brother married with the consent of his family. On the day of the wedding, Surendran’s brother meets with an accident and is admitted to the hospital in a critical situation. With the help of Surendran, Surendran’s brother ties the nuptial knot to his lover and breathes his last.
Surendran’s mother who is upset with seeing her daughter-in-law as a widow asks Surendran to marry her. Chilanga also sacrifices her love. Hence, Surendran gets married to his brother’s lover. They name their child as Kanmani and bring her up with affection.In the meantime, Chilanga is trying to forget her love failure.
Surendran had to go to Andhra for an official purpose, and Tsunami affects Tamilnadu at that time.His village Perumanal is being caught by the furor of the waves.
After seeing the news on TV, Surendran rushes to his village only to find that his mother and wife had died. He becomes visibly dismayed, added to that his child is missing. All these make Surendran somewhat a depressed person. Hence, he claims that the child in the retired judge’s house is his own. What happens next? Will Surendran get back his child? How strong is the bond between the judge and the child? Where is Silanga? Watch the movie to get answers to these questions.
Saji Sujendran pulls off her role with ease. He will manage to get the sympathy of the audience. Chilanga shines in the scenes where she sacrifices her love. The person who has enacted the role of Surendran’s brother disappoints us by dying halfway through the film; such is his onscreen presence. Saina, who features as his lover, has a homely appearance. Anil Kottarkkara’s (who is the producer of the movie) character shows the police in a good light. Mohan Sharma fits the role of a retired judge perfectly. The other casts also ably support.
Pradeep Sundar, who debuts as director with this film, has included the fatal Tsunami in this film. The director has also handled family sentiments well in this film.
What’s not there?
The movie is made by a debutante director and also has new faces (the hero and two heroines debut with this film). In this regard, the new team has worked well giving less chance to complain about their performances.
For those who prefer the moving stories that we have got used to few years ago in Tamil cinema Irandu Manam Vendum will strike the right chord.
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