Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu
Pa Ranjith, who speaks against casteism and capitalism in his directorial ventures, does the same in movies produced by him as well. After ‘Pariyerum Perumal’, here comes ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’.
Directed by Athiyan Athirai, the film which has ‘Attakathi’ Dinesh and Anandi in lead roles, throws light on various things that affect the society, from government policies to individual greed.
The story goes like this: A bomb, which was used during World War-II, gets washed ashore. It finally reaches a metal scrap store, where it explodes and claims many lives.
There are several such bombs in the Bay of Bengal stretch. In the meantime, Selva (Attakathi Dinesh) works as lorry driver in the scrap store owned by Baasha Bhai (Marimuthu).
Employees are being fleeced by the boss there and Selva demands pay hike and better working conditions. He is in love with Chithra (Anandi) who is a teacher.
Chithra’s family is against their love. The rest is all about how the lives of Selva and Chithra are connected to the bomb and its explosion.
For Dinesh, doing this role must have been a cakewalk and he does a neat job. Anandi’s character reminds us of her own role in ‘Pariyerum Perumal’ and she proves her substance once again.
Marimuthu and Riythvika have fulfilled their roles, while Munishkanth’s humour injects fresh air in an otherwise serious film.
Independent artist-turned-composer, Tenma’s music is one of the highlights of the movie, while departments like cinematography and editing have heled the director well.
Had only Athiyan Athirai focussed more on the second half, which is slightly dragged and gives us a sense of deja vu, ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ would have been a more powerful explosion.