– Movie Review
‘Thavam’, basically a love story, touches on the subject of how farmlands are being converted as plots by real estate businessmen and the ill-effects of the trend.
Directed by Vijay Anand and Suriyan, the film has Seeman playing Natesan, a teacher who fights for the poor farmers in his village. It stars newcomers Vashi and Pooja Steel in the lead.
Set in the backdrop of Pudukottai district, Vashi plays the managing director of a company. Pooja meets him at a wedding, and later realises that Vashi is the guy she was looking for.
The rest of the story revolves around why she was looking for him. Seeman’s part is set in the 1990s, and he essays the role of a school teacher named Natesan who struggles to save agriculture.
Singampuli, Santhanabarathi, Bose Venkat and many others are there in the cast of Thavam. The film focusses on measures that should be taken by the government to instill confidence in farmers that their land will not be up for grabs by politicians.
It says the onus is also on the present generation of farmers to protect their land while paving the way for future generations to carry on the good work.
Actors have added value with their performance, while cinematography is catchy. The directors have tried to present a serious issue with commercial ingredients. They could have concentrated more on making some scenes appealing. Thavam is a movie with a message.
Rating: 3 out of 5