Language of love
While Vidya Balan, who hails from the south, made it big in Bollywood, Jyothika, who is from the north, ruled the roost in Kollywood. Vidya married Siddharth Roy Kapur and settled in the north, while Jyothika entered wedlock with Suriya and is living the life of a Tamil woman.
Well, coming to the point, while Vidya Balan won many hearts with her beautiful performance in ‘Tumhari Sulu’, Jyothika, in its Tamil version ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’ finds a place in our minds and hearts with her stunning portrayal.
The story is simple and straight forward: Viji (Jyothika), who failed thrice in Plus Two, is now a homemaker. She is often ridiculed by her sisters (Sindhu Shekharan and Seema Taneja) and father (Mohan Ram), since she has not achieved anything big in life.
But her pillars of support are her husband Balu (Vidharth) and her school-going son. She leads a happy life by taking part in contests conducted by media houses and others.
As she emerges victorious in one such competition conducted by a FM radio channel, she is invited to the station to receive price. But she ends up becoming a RJ there.
She renames herself as Madhu and hosts a late night show talking huskily to strangers about love and other personal issues. The show becomes a huge success and she becomes very famous.
This poses a set of problems to her as she finds it tough to balance her profession and family. How she comes out of it forms the rest of Kaatrin Mozhi.
Jyothika shoulders all the burden and she does it with a smile. She spreads a lot of positive energy. Vidharth does complete justice as a responsible and caring husband, while Lakshmi Manchu, as the head of the FM, supports Jyothika well.
There are Manobala, M S Baskar, Elango Kumaravel and Mayilsamy who are good, while there is an interesting cameo by Simbu aka STR.
A H Kaashif has made a welcome debut as music composer and he is here to stay if he maintains the same tempo. Mahesh Muthuswami’s cinematography and Praveen K L’s editing are huge assets.
Producer G Dhananjayan has once again dished out a meaningful movie. Equally laudable is director Radha Mohan, who has served a local content to Tamil audience without affecting the flavour of the original. And yes, there are very few negative aspects, but you can easily overlook them.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5