Village films have a distinct flavour. If served in right mix (remember ‘Kalavani’), they will sure strike a chord with the audience. In ‘Seemathurai’, director Santhosh Thiyagarajan has succeeded in his attempt to a decent extent.
Starring Geethan Britto and Varsha Bollamma (of ’96’ fame) in lead roles, the film explores the lives of people living in villages in central Tamil Nadu.
Marudhu (Geethan Britto) is a happy go lucky youngster in a village. His main jobs are to roam around with his friends (Mahendran and Vincent) and to unite lovers who face opposition from their families.
One day, Marudhu comes across Poorni (Varsha Bollamma), a first year college student, and falls for her. He stalks her to make her reciprocate and this creates troubles in her family.
Poorni’s maternal uncle (Kasirajan) is the pillar of support to her father. He wants to marry Poorni but her dad turns down his request. Following this, enmity forms between Poorni’s father and uncle.
In the meantime, Poorni falls in love with Geethan. Are they able to unite in life? Did they overcome all the hurdles? Seemaithurai presents you answers to these questions.
Geethan has delivered a decent performance, while Varsha Bollamma, in a de-glam look, fits well to the rural role. Others in the cast are adequate to their respective roles.
Jose Franklin’s music and Thirugnanasambandham’s camera work have added strength to Santhosh’s vision. The film scores on many fronts, though we can’t avoid the feel that more focus could have been shown on the script.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5