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Rare would anyone object to "mankind" being called "mankind" but the word "feminism" attracts critics. Atrocities against women, of any age, cast, creed or wealth have been prevalent since time immemorial. This movie shows you right through the lens, what women suffer and for what.
Plot: The film follows the story of a girl named Rukmini, who is born in an upper-caste family in the 1970-80s. Her family is rich. She is born with a fault in her horoscope that causes great distress to the family in finding her a suitable match. But the cupid strikes, and she elopes with Karthikeyan, a man who works for her family. What she would have imagined as a fairytale, became the nightmare. Karthikeyan turns sour after he learns that she is disowned by her family. Thus, begins a series of domestic violence, ill-treatment, rape, and abuse. Being a mother of two children, she joins the factory where her husband worked, and soon later, is pregnant with a third child. The man elopes with his mistress, and she is left to fend for herself, and her children. Her struggles and hardships form the crux of the story. Watch this movie for more information and details.
Analysis The story makes you weep. It makes you cringe every time, with everything the protagonist goes through. One even questions that, how can someone be so much will powered for such a long period. Meera's character proves that women are superior, and they will climb out of all hardships. She shows the curse is changed to a blessing, and she shows, one must keep moving than sitting and crying. Her acting is a boon to the industry for such movies, makes the general people watching as an audience, realize that there is the world, where people die, and no one cares, where crushing dreams are not a big deal, and no one cares, and where life is a bane, and yet no one cares. The movie brings about the much needed social message required, against the atrocities conducted on women. This film makes the heroine, its hero, the hero, its villain and the script, the king.
Star Performances: Meera Jasmine shows, what people are made up from, who win awards. She portrays the pain of the character so justifiably that you wonder whether she is describing a role or herself. Her portrayal of the character so meticulously, might give some relief to such a strata of people suffering the same problems as her character and might even give the voice to the forcibly muted women against whom several atrocities have been done. Meera Jasmine as established herself as a strong contender for other meaty roles. She shows that now a heroine is more stronger than a hero.
1. The character's story is heart wrenching and makes you weep.
2. The acting by Meera Jasmine as the protagonist is realistic.
3. The story is pragmatic and shows that life does not always have good endings.
What's not there?
1. Many scenes are disturbing.
2. The ending is not usual.
Verdict: You must watch this movie. It is what we call, good cinema. Sit with tissues, though; you will need to blow your nose once, every dozen minutes.
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