Demonitization and its likely impact on the Tamil film Industry 

On November 8th, Prime minister Narendra Modi made a surprise announcement that rupee notes of 500 and 1000 would cease to be legal tender. The announcement has blown the whole country into a state of chaos and it is only now, about 15 days later, that the country is slowly limping back. Liquidity is still tight especially in rural areas and it may take some time before the Indian economy as a whole attains some sort of stability, forget ‘growth’ even.

At times when people are sticking on to their valuable 100 Rupees notes and holding on to dear change, for emergency needs, it is obvious that the sales of Pirated DVDs of new films (the few ones that released). This is obvious. I don’t have any statistics to corroborate this comment, though.

I don’t think that this must have made any impact on Internet piracy however, since consuming digital content does not hurt people economically.

Having said that, a coin has two sides. If Disc Piracy in rural areas would have been reduced, then logically, legal viewership in theatres too must have. This is logical, unless off course, few people would have been hell bent on watching the film, or if the theatre had accepted the now defunct 500 or 1000 notes.

In this scenario, there have also been a few movies whose release had been stopped for almost obviously the same reasons.

Another recent event occurred in the industry which is related to the context of this post. Actor Rajinikanth appears to have made a tweet wishing the prime minister for such a bold move.

In response to the tweet, Director Ameer has pointed fingers at Rajinikanth reminding him about the alleged collection prices for his recent success film ‘Kabali’.

The question now arises : Can the movies being publicised as 100 and 200 crore films, continue to have the same collection as claimed in the past?

Rajinikanth’s Enthiran 2.0 is claimed to made at a budget of Rs. 300 – 350 crore. Piracy will definitely happen either by hook or crook, given the obvious demand and expected additional publicity which will be made by its film makers. This is a given loss, and nothing can really be done about it.

So, the obvious question is that, will legitimate collections (Partnership fund infusions, Satellite rights, Internet rights, and other promotional rights) and most importantly, the gate collection ceiling (Rs. 120) be enough to generate this huge sum of investment? Time will give us the answer..

Bhuvana’s QuestionMark?

S.P.Muthuraman is one of the iconic Directors of Tamil Cinema. He is one of those who really knew how to make commercial cinema, entertaining. I happened to see a film recently, called ‘KasiYaathirai’. It was a half decent film. It was not bad, and when I looked up his filmography, it was one of his earliest films, possibly made in the early 70s.

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S.P.M obviously gets his identity by reviving the Studio and Entertainment culture in the early 80s, a pattern that was being attempted to be broken by a serious of Young Directors attempting to take Tamil Cinema, to a parallel path.

Murattu Kaalai and Sakalakala Vallavan are believed to be films, that took Tamil cinema away from this renaissance, and from then on, has ground Cinema firmly, in the roots of ‘HERO FIRST’. formula.

In the 70s, SPM has made a film called ‘Bhuvana Oru Kelvikuri’. It featured Sumithra, who apparently was on a roll at that time, Rajinikanth, with whom in the 80s, SPM would later be on the principal architects in shaping Rajinikanth’s iconic status that we see today, by making films like Guru Sishyan, AdhisayaPiravi, Pandian etc, and surprisingly, Sivakumar in a negative role.

The heart of the film, is definitely not Bhuvana or the character played by Rajinikanth, it is the depth of Characterisation that is given to Sivakumar, who pulls it off very well.

Nagaraj( Sivakumar) is not a bad man. He is just a normal human being with his flaws, like any of us. He is opportunistic and selfish. You can’t blame him. He is an orphan and has had a tough childhood, probably. But he has a way with words. Not just with his customers, but also with women. He does not believe in long term committments, and if anything comes against progress in his life, he is ready to chuck it away, come what may, including Human attachments..

Rajini is more of a philosophical character and he is a drunkard. Bhuvana is a woman cheated by Nagaraj, but Rajini marries the pregnant Bhuvana against her will, although he promises to only be her protector. Bhuvana respects him and treats him as a God, till the end. Barring one scene, where Rajini admits that he desires her, as a normal human being, after being married to Bhuvana for five years, that commends appreciation. After all, we have a normal human being here, and not a saint.

The climax really is the pinnacle of Sivakumar’s characterization. Can a man bargain for his son, to his mother ( now married to someone else), and avoid giving the medicine, and claim the child? A pinnacle of Sivakumar’s selfishness.

The child is saved and Sivakumar realises his mistake. Rajini, the chronic alcoholic passes away after saving the boy.

At a certain level, the characters of Rajini and Sivakumar represent the tussles between ourselves? The discussions that happen between our Brain and our conscience.. Our Brain may know that something is not morally right, but if it senses a gain in the short term, it may well choose to go beside it, throwing all other reasoning into the gutter. The conscience is the reverse. Its a misfit in today’s society, choosing to always be on the right, and taking decisions that are practically useless.

Regarding the Title of the film, The Only question that I could interpret of Bhuvana, in this film, was, what happens to her future and her child, now that Rajini is dead?

‘Bhuvana Oru Kelvikuri’ is A real tussle of human emotions and sentimental drama that ties you down, till the very end.

Sappani’s Story – The Untold Story of ‘Pathinaaru Vayathinile…’

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Can an entire story be embedded inside a song? Surely, It can.. The Title track Song (Kadhai Kelu) of Michael Madhana Kamarajan embeds the entire gist of the movie. The lyrics are clear and crisp and easily decipherable. But, what if the song is nothing, but rhetoric, like slapstick comedy? Sometimes, the sole function of lyrics is to only sit along with the tune, and it is the job of the director to bring the song to light visually.. The lyrics, really do not matter..

One such song, is from the movie ‘Pathinaaru Vayathinile’. Superficially, on the face of it, the lyrics of the song make absolutely no sense.. They are designed to only fit in Ilaiyaraja’s tune, and the lyrics would have to be funny enough, to get Sappani to make Mayilu laugh? But what if the lyricist was competent enough to embedd a story, or some portions of the movie, which were never told on screen?

Off course, the interpretation is purely subjective. But, in Sappani’s words, i see, a lot of things..


Village Simpletons are usually perceived as stupid. The classic example is how ‘Sappani’ in ’16 Vayadhinile’ and ‘Sembattai ( Sivakumar)’ in ‘Rosapoo Ravikaikaari’ are perceived by several characters in their respective movies. Now, let us see what this song has to offer.. Is this just a stupid rhetorical song , a slapstick comedy or is Sappani a misplaced genius?

Mayilu is still coming out of the shock of her mother’s death. She is alone and the only support she has is Sappani. Obviously, She doesn’t love him, but knows that Sappani does and has only a feeling of sympathy towards him.. The movie is released in the 70s depicting a very rural village with hardly anyone knowing English.. ( except the famous doctor).. Most people here live in poverty, and one can see in various scenes that one of the major forms of entertainment in the village is Gossip.. Another thing is that theatres are not much in the village..( except a Tent kottai, a scene where Mayilu asks her mother for money to go to a bench seat, but is blasted and is finally Sappani gives her the money)

So, in those days, Drama (Koothu) was not only a common form of expression, but a regular feature integrated along with other customs and rituals. in villages. Unfortunately, it is slowly becoming a dying art, as depicted in the movie ‘Avathaaram’. With this background, i want to go into the nuances and my interpretation of the song..



In the first stanza.. “Aatu Kutti Muttai yittu.. kozhi kutti vandhadhu innu….ippo kaanudhu bhoomi.. ”

Sappani is telling Mayilu that strange things are already happening in the world ( their small world)..


 


FIRST VERSE


“Koothu Meda Raasavukku Noothi Oru Pondaatiyaam..
Noothi Rendu Pondaatiyum Vaathu Moota podathuvaam..
Pattathu Raani..Adhiley Pathinettu Peru..
Pathinettu Perkkum..Vayasu irupathi Aaru.. Motham Irupathi Aaru..”

Observe the shocking expression ‘Aangh?’ by Mayil?

So, there is a man, a stage artist who regularly plays the king, not just king, he also plays with women, not one, but lots of them..
Each of them bore children ( Vaathu Muttai potathuvaam)..
The women who plays the role of ‘City Girl’ or who came from the city, has born eighteen children..
And all of them are aged 26, which means that she bore all of 18 of them in a single pregnancy..
And if these children are aged 26, how old must the pattathu raja be?

Is this story unbelievable, didn’t i tell you, that strange things are happening in the first paragraph?

Sappani then also mentions that this has been mentioned in Valluvan’s Ettu.. So, i suppose such a story has been recorded in ancient mythology (Dasaradha King had 60,000 wives? Thanks to Netrikann movie 🙂 )


IInd Paragraph :

“Kaakai Illa Seemai ille..Kaaterumai mekkaiyile……
Sandaiku pona.. Naanum.. Saatchikku varava..?
Sambandham panna.. unakku Sammadhama?..”

Mayilu and Sappani are walking towards the town now.. So, he speaks about the Seema.. to which they now going to..
In village terms or thanks to Tamil cinema, we may have heard this dialogue ‘ Sandai Kaaran Kaal le vilalana.. Saatchi Kaaran Kaal le vilu..”

So, typically, the Sandai kaaran..and the Satchi Kaaran are enemies., and in a worst case scenario, you can bank on the Saatchi Kaaran to bail you out.

So Sappani tells her, that even if you go for a Sandai in the Seemai(town) with anyone, i will come as the Saatchi kaaran ( to support you..).. So, now that i have told you, that i will support you.. Are you ready to marry me?

By now , we here the heroine telling Sappani, I am going to Sandai, you come as Saatchi ( support me).. Now, give me your acknowledgement to marry me..

Only for Sappani to be broken from his dreams.. to hear an old lady tell him, to stop living in fantasy world .. ( Mayilu doesn’t love Sappani yet..)


THIRD PARAGRAPH

In the next verse, he talks about S.G. Kittappa, a popular stage artist, ( K.B.Sundarambal’s husband), who passed away in the early 1930s.. Kittappa passed away before sound cinema became main stream.. n 1931, Sound had come to cinema.. Kalidas was released.. And Sound based cinemas, subsequently started becoming a part of Tamil culture.. P.U.Chinappa became a cine star ( the second star after M.K.Thyagaraja Bhagavathar.. However, P.U.Chinappa died young due to a heart attack in the early 1950s..)

So, Sappani tells that he has heard Kittappa ( you can hear some of Kittappa’s songs on YouTube) .. Since Chinappa lived around 2 decades after Kittappa and also starred in Films, Sappani may have seen P.U.Chinnapa perform one of his romantic movies in the village kottai.. That ais why he says Kittappa paata ‘keten‘ and Chinnapa va nerula ‘paathen‘.. The music is flowing in me .. If i go to the stage.. There is no girl equivalent for me.. If i start singing, I am ‘1 in a 100’.. Shall i show you my talent? Shall i sing a couple of sangathis?

And then he starts singing classical music to which a donkey responds, which leaves Mayilu in splits.. After all, isnt that what Sappani wanted in the first place?

சுந்தரேசா.. ஒலி உண்டு .. ஆனால் ..ஓளி இல்லை

Although hit by recent drawbacks, there is no doubt that RajiniKanth still continues to remain possibly, even now, the best bet for any producer in TamilNadu. When one thinks of Rajinikanth’s humble origins in the 1970s, one if reminded of his characters as Parattai in BharathiRaja’s ’16 Vayathinile’, Mahendran’s ‘Mullum Malarum’ and a few K.Balachander Movies.. Several of Rajini’s movies are relatively unknown to most people..

In recent years, several movies, long believed to be lost, are resurfacing, although, they are far from perfect, and one realises that thanks to the Digital technology of today, we have managed to salvage atleast something, an advantage that the classics made prior to 1950 did not have and were allowed to die.

The picture is hardly rosy.. But this one is a strange case.. Sathurangam is a 1978 movie directed by Durai of Pasi Fame. It also stars yesteryear actor Sreekanth, of Thangapathakkam Fame ( seen as Sonia Agarwal’s Father in Kadhal Konden), Thengai Srinivasan, Actress Prameela, Actress Jayachitra ( Inakki Setha .. Naalakki Paal Fame), to cite a few..

So, why is this example so strange? It is a case of the video visuals of the first half available, but the video content of the second half is missing. The movie ( i suppose the exclusive rights holder) has uploaded the same movie, on three seperate occasions, and three times, the visuals are not accessible beyond the same point.. Using my sources of DVD retailers, i was not able to get a copy of this movie at all. It is quite unlikely that this movie is being sold as a DVD copy in TamilNadu.. No other copy of this film seems to have surfaced online, as well..

Incidentally, watching this movie reminds one of a famous movie, made by Visu.. That calls for a seperate post in itself, though. With the help of the available audio, I have managed to construct the rest of the movie sequence. I hope this benefits someone.


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Movie Synopsis – Part I

  1. The scene opens auspiciously in a Brahmin household. Sundaresan suddenly comes running ( RajiniKanth). HIs brother RamKumar (Srikanth) has thrown a Rubber snake to scare him and tell him to finish his bath quickly. ( Rajini appears to be of a fearful character in this scene, while Srikanth appears to be a more dominant personality.)
  2. RamKumar tells Sundaresan to finish his bath soon, and waits for him, when Thengai Srinivasan comes to thier house. Rajini is the elder working brother and it is he who is sponsoring college education for the younger brother – Srikanth. Their mother Pandari Bai appears to be a widow.
  3. Thengai Srinivasan is Pandari Bai’s son-in-law, but unfortunately his wife has passed away. Yet, he maintains co-ordial relations with this family.
  4. There is a character in Rajini’s office who takes bribes .. A woman ( married possibly) who has put on lots of weight who flirts with this character, and Rajini – The Samiyar, as he is called by the Younger ladies.
  5. After a barrage of teasing, Rajini is surrounded by Young women staff – The ladies try to tease Rajini repeatedly on sexual matters , before he gives them a befitting reply, when they ask him, what he would do after he gets married – ‘Unga Appa Amma.. Enna Senjangalo, Adha Dhaan Naanum Seiven’.. The girls immediately run away from the place.
  6. Y.G.mahendra and Srikanth along with a group of their friends, tease the girls regularly in college. They also tease the college Professor.
  7. The scene turns tragic when the teasing friends, push the Professor’s tiffen box and it falls on the ground, with contents scattered. The Professor curses them – ‘Oru Yezhai Professor Vaithula Aduchutele. Urupadamaatel.. Sathyama Urupudamaatel.
  8. As Srikanth tries to warn the hapless professor of further complaints to the Principal, a woman comes in between, and pushes him away supporting the Professor. As Srikanth gets angry with the Girl, Y.G.Mahendra pleads to him, ‘Dey, enakku Irukradhu Orey oru Murai Ponnu Mattum Dhaan da.. En Vazhkaiya Soonyam aakidatha da‘, to which Jayachitra now in her car replies arrogantly back, ‘Ille Naa. Mattum.. Ivaru Kizhichiruvaaru‘. 
  9. Thengai Srinivasan brings his sister to Pandari Bai’s house. Thengai is trying to arrange an alliance for her, but she wants a wealthy alliance. Thengai is poor and his sister is uneducated, so getting a groom as per her taste will be difficult says Thengai – AUDIO SYNC Missing..
  10. Rajini enters the house and is shocked to see the girl having grown so big..
  11. Rajini gives his salary slip directly to his mother and then asks for Rs.10 for some expense. His mother tells that you should have taken it and then given the remaining to me. Thengai sees this and is very happy. He blesses Rajini and praises showers on him making his mother happy.
  12. The professor comes home to complain about (RamKumar) Srikanth, to say that he is teasing him everyday in office.  The Professor says that his name is ‘Anatharaman’ but he is called as ‘Kathirikai Thalaiyan’ by Ramkumar and his group.
  13. RamKumar comes home & Rajini, Thengai and Pandari Bai satirically remind him in various ways of the word ‘Kathirikai’. She instructs him to bring the family Undiyal and to follow their family practice, that anyone who made a mistake would drop a coin in it. As Srikanth brings the Undiyal, instead of him, his mother drops a coin and disappointingly says ‘Unna Pethetha Thappu Thaanda‘. She leaves the scene disaapointedly followed by Rajini and Thengai in different directions, leaving Srikanth with the Undiyal.
  14. The Next day, Ramkumar and his groups of friends block the Professor coming on a cycle. The feared Professor turns around when Jayachitra in her car stops him. She asks him to put the cycle in the car’s dicky and escorts him to college, as the young boys sing the famous ‘Surangani Surangani Song ‘..
  15. Jayachitra’s friend asks her if she can’t ask her father to get Ramkumar dismissed, as he is spoiling everybody. ( Jayachitra’s father may be a big shot in this colllege), to which she replies – ‘Avan Dhandikka pada vendiyavan illa, kandikka pada vendiyan.
  16. The next day as the fearful Professor returns fearing Ramkumar, some thugs who live in the Professor’s colony get agitated and want to take it out on Ramkumar, inspite of the Professor’s inhibitions.
  17. As the Thugs start bashing Srikanth, YG Mahendra rushes and informs Rajini, who comes to save his brother. Rajini does not fight like a hero, but rather fights like a sidekick like YGMahendra ( maybe  due to his fearful nature.)
  18. As the fight gets over, Srikanth is surprised to se his brother fight like this and wishes him : a Real life dialogue : ‘Paarada.Naan unna ennamo nenachen? Shoka fight panriye. Srikanth madiriye irundadhu.. Ok.. Ok.. Rajinikanth madiriye irundadhu.”
  19. V.k.Ramaswamy is a man who wants problems, in his life, only to realize the value of happiness. He says he has none, so he himself has instigated labour problems in his factory.
  20. V.k.Ramaswamy is Jayachitra’s dad and Y.G.Mahendra’s mama. Labour people have come to his house, because VKR has purposely said that losses have happened and he can provide only 4 % bonus for this year. He purposely tries to instigate the labourers into a word fight. But surprisingly, the labourers say that they do not even want the 4% bonus in order to show their faithfulness to their boss, and leave happily shouting slogans in favour of VKR, leaving him shocked and stunned.
  21. Thengai has arranged an alliance for his sister and invites his mother in law Pandari bai and brother-in-law Rajini. The groom is Rajini’s friend, who says that the boy is good. But Pandari Bai hesitates. She is a widow and does not want to come to such auspicious functions. But Thengai insists that she comes, as after a long time this is a good function in their house. Pandari Bai finally relents. [ ANOTHER SOCIALLY REFORM RELEVANT ISSUE RAISED BY DURAI ON THE LINES OF ‘ORU VEEDU – ORU ULAGAM’ ] 
  22. They start demanding dowry. A scooter , and some acres of land. Thengai openly says that it is his only sister, and he says that he would put some jewellery to the best of his ability, and he would get them a scooter. The groom’s father claims that his son is not a peon to agree for such a low amount of dowry. To which, the prospective groom’s mother relents back – ‘ Neenga etho seiveenga nu nenachu dhaan, ponnu kku vayasana dhanatha kooda perusu paduthama..” Before she completes, Rajini interrupts her ‘Nanganallur le Rendu Groundum , Maapillai Ku Oru Scooter vaangi kudutha, ponnukku vayasu kuranjidumo?‘. Pandari Bai folows up – ‘Naalu vaarthai ketalum, narukkunu ketai da‘. ; His mother responds – ‘Enna perusa ketuta.. Oru Scooter a mattum vaangindu, ipdi patta oru ponna, unga payan kattikuvana?‘. Pandari Bai replies that as per their customs, they cannot bring this girl into thier family, as she herself has given one [ Her dead daughter to Thengai], else Meenakshi ( Thengai’s sister) would have been her Maatuponnu ( daughter in law). The Groom’s father says that ‘Velai Pogatha Porullukku – Ipdi oru Saaka?‘, to which Rajini gets angry and asks them to leave. [ THE SOCIAL PROBLEM OF DOWRY IS BROUGHT ABOUT IN THIS SCENE.] 
  23. Rajni tells Thengai not to worry and promises to marry Meenakshi..  THE KAASI YAATHIRAI SEENU IS A Little Funny.. The Marriage happens successfully and everyone wishes the couple well..
  24. During the wedding night itself, she asks him various questions including about his salary. His wife takes a dig at Rajini’s practice of giving his salary to his mother, and taking a rupee everyday from her. But the dialogue does not take a serious undertone, and the wedding night is consumated.
  25. The next day Srikanth complains to his mother, that he could not sleep without his cot. His mother asks him to keep silent and wait for a few days, to which he retorts by saying that he’d rather stay in his friend’s bachelor room for a few days. since the cot ( possibly the only one in the house) had been shifted for Rajini’s wedding night. Rajini over hears the conversation and tells him that by the time he returns from college, the Cot will be put back in his room.
  26. As Rajini goes towards his room to remove the cot, a conversation ensues between him and his wife.
    1. Sundaresan – ‘Indha Kattil Fan ellamey Ramudhu. Nethu Namakku Kalyanam Aache nu kuduthurundha. Inakki..Naama..” ( before he completes the sentence)
    2. Meenakshi – “Kuduthuranum. ( sarcastically). Avalo thaane? Besh. Rombo Nanna Irukku. Kaal Anna sambathikadhavarukku indha aathu le Fan, Kattil Ella vasathiyum irukku. Indha aathukku kaakavey Sambathikiravarukku, Oru Paayum, Thalagoni dhaan sondham nu nenakiren. ” She digs him further – “Yena. Ippo Kattindu Irukeengala Veti.. Idhu Ungalukku Sondhama, illa idhuvum unga Thambikki sondhama?” Pandari Bai on the sewing machine over hears this and is worried, seeing where the conversation is heading toward.
    3. Sundaresan – “Look Meenu. Enna Insult Pannadha. Indha Aadambara Vaazhkaile Nambikai Ille. kedaikradha vechundu Santhoshama irukradhu dhaan nimmadhi ya tharum nu Amma adikadi solluvanga. Naa Atha dhaan follow pannitu irukken.”
  27. As the scene ends, Thengai enters the house. Pandari Bai enquires Thengai to find out the cost of a Fan and a double cot. Thengai enquires asking for whom, to which Pandari Bai says, for Sundaresan. Thengai feels guilty saying that he should have brought these things, but Sundaresan refused to accept them. As they converse, Rajini ( Sundaresan) enters and hears the dialogue. He refuses Thengai and says that henceforth, Thengai should not buy anything for Meenu. The day he is able to afford a Fan and a Double cot, he would buy it for her. Pandari Bai pleads and says that she is a young girl and may be she isn’t getting sleep without a fan. Rajini sternly refuses and says, that today it is okay. I can buy her a fan. Tomorrow, if she says, I can’t walk and need a car. Is it possible to buy a car? “Irukradha Vechu Sandhosha Padrava Thaan Manaivi’, he concludes. As Thengai tries to suggest him, Rajini bolts and says that his wife does not need anything, and if he insists on buying something, he tells him to buy not for his wife, but Thengai’s sister instead ( Both are the same)
  28. YGM asks his friend Srikanth, to find out whether Uma ( Jayachitra ) loves him or not and how to set her up , to which Srikanth replies – ‘Machan, Andha Thimir Pidichavala kattikita, Kooja thaan thookanum. Maanam Rosham Illama dhaan Vazhanum. Pesama, avala marandhitu’ . YGM – ‘ Enakku Maanam Rosham thevai Illa, Uma dhaan venum‘. Srikanth dictates and YGM writes a love letter.
  29. Jayachitra is angry. She brings the letter to her father, since her father is always on the loookout for a problem. Her father is happy that his maaplai has written the letter, but his daughter is fuming.
  30. VKR silently encourages his Maaplai. Jayachitra jollufies and sets him into a Trap..
  31. SONG FOLLOWS – ‘Ada Abishtu. .Neku Nokuma Kalyanam..?’ A group of girls led by Jayachitra tease YGM, through out the song.
  32. YGM goes and complain to Srikanth about having put ‘Karumpuli .. Sempuli Kuthi and putting him on a Kazhuthai‘ ( This happens during a song, and is typically seen as one of the most ultimate forms of embarassment in TamilNadu). Srikanth decides to collect his gang and go to Uma’s house. There, they see Uma practicing kick boxing with her friends. Some boys are terrified seeing Uma kick boxing on the roof. They want to see Uma’s father. Ramkumar – Student Leader, wants justice for one of his students. VKR is shocked to see his own Maapilai in this state. VKR calls his daughter down who comes in her Karate dress.
  33. Ramkumar, tells the only way out is to fall on YGM’s feet in front of everybody the next day in college and seek forgiveness. Uma simply refuses.
  34. Rajini is worried about his situation with his wife and tells his friend that they are opposites, His friends suggest him to to buy Malli poo & Jaangiri.. Rajini buys Mallipoo & Jaangiri.. He brings it for her, but suddenly sees his mother, and offers it to her instead.. As for the flowers, he changes his mind and says it is for God ( His mother is a Widow).. His mother advices him and tells that after marriage, anything he buys should be for his spouse only. Rajini immediatelly takes the flowers and Jangiri to his wife. HIs furious wife throws it away.. Rajini is heartbroken..
  35. Uma’s friends tease her the next day of her affair with RamKumar. Uma brushes it off but is shocked to find walls of their college with rumours that linked Ramkumar & Uma together.
  36. Nobody believes Uma including the Professor who has helped her several times.
  37. Using a public Telephone, Ramkumar gets his friends and instigates her father that a gossip is going between Ramkumar & his daughter and they are going to get married, next week. YGM next calls and irritates VKR by asking him, if his daughter is pregnant.
  38. Jayachitra decides to retaliate against the same rumour. VKR goes into Rajini’s house and tells that she is this house’s Maatuponnu. Rajini is shocked, because he is not married. He tells that his daughter & Ramkumar have gone to various places, and she falls on Pandaribai’s feet saying that she should only show him the light.
  39. Rajini’s wife gets jealous seeing the new daughter in law’s financial status..
  40. Ramkumar comes home and asks for Coffee.. He is shocked to see, Jayachitra bringing Coffee.. [ Isn’t there a similar scene used by Visu in one of his later movies starring Pandian & Jayasree?] .. Srikanth asks his family members, who is this, to which they ask him to go ask her itself directly.
  41. They see a set of photographs in which Srikanth and JayaSudha are touching.. They are shocked.. PandariBai decides that they ought to get married. Srikanth and Jayachitra are married.
  42. Although, they are married, they are still ‘Cat’ & ‘Mouse’ ;
  43. Rajini’s wife gets instigated by her woman friend who feeds her ego and tells that she should wear new sarees daily to keep up with the younger daughter in law. She tells her husband that she wishes to buy 4 good sarees and taht her friend is ready to accept money in installments. Rajini refuses and says that it is necessary that everything done by the younger daughter in law, should be done by her also? :
    1. Meena – ” Orey Aathula, Oru Marumaga Pattu pudavai Kattindu Innoruthi Saadha Pudava Kandida Nana va irukkum?’
    2. Sundaresan – “Uma edhu kattinalum, neeyum katikanuma?’
    3. Meena – “Ennaku Mattum  Pudhu Pudavai Katika Aasai Irukadha?’
    4. Sundaresan – “Ennaku Kooda Elizabeth Taylor Aa katikka aasai. Mudiyuma?’
    5. Meena -“Aama. Edhavadhu Sonna Oru Velakkam. Unga Office le irukaare Paramasivam, Avar Pondaati, Maasam Oru Pattu Pudavai edukura. Vaira Thodu. “
    6. Sundaresan – “Avar Pondaati Oor le Pathu Peru kitta Pora. Neeyum Poriya?’ 
    7. Meena – “Enna Na.Idhu?’
    8. Sundaresan – “Appo..Vaaya Moodindu Iru.”
  44. Thengai Srinivasan & VKR have a conversation –
    1. Thengai – ‘Ellarum Ungala Sheripyer Sheripyer nu Koopduraangale. Neenga Idhukku munnala Muslim Aa?’
    2. VKR – “Haha.. Adhavathu.. Pathu Varushathukku Munnala, Naan Madrasukku Sheriff Aa irundhen. Appo Irundhu Enna Sherif Iyer nu Koopdura”.
    3. Thengai – ‘Pathu Varushathukku Munnala, Neenga Muslim aa irundhalum, thappu Illa”[ DURAI’s FORWARD THINKING CHARACTERS THAT ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT UNIVERSAL BROTHER HOOD, SPREAD ACROSS RELIGIONS.] 
  45. As VKR sees Srikanth, he tells him on his face, that they have cheated him into this marriage, and for life time, his daughter would remain a virgin, loudly and leaves the place, shocking all members of the family.
  46. JayaChitra does not think of this as a major problem, since everyone in the house as accepted her. She assures her father, taht her her husband will come through.
  47. Lots of complaints have been received against Masilamani (#4) for taking bribes, so his manager decides to shift Sundaresan to his place, due to his honesty. The whole office is jealous, since they know the value of that seat and that Sundaresan being honest has no use for that seat.
  48. A client accidentally comes to Rajini’s seat, shocking Rajini, when Masilamani pulls him back. The client is scared. Masilamani assures him, that he will flex the new guy somehow, and get the client ( from whose he has taken a bribe), and get his job done.
  49. VKR Brings a bad news to the family. His Son-in-law ( Srikanth) has been barred to attend the exams due to insufficient attendance. Rajini feels not because Srikanth has lost a year of his studies, but a year of his mother’s hard work has been lost.
  50. Pandari bai is upset. She says that she has worked for this family for 28 years. Now, she wishes to go to Kasi. But people who go to Kasi should leave behind something that they really love – So, she says she is going to leave behind talking to her younger son. This shocks everyone except Srikant himself. He says, fine., So, I’l lalso leave something – my studies. There have been several people who have come ahead in life, without being educated, he says.
  51. Masilamani and his group decide to use a woman to seduce Sundaresan to bring him to thier ways. She wants her company files moved. Sundaresan doesn’t respond and says it is illegal to move such files and that he has conveyed the message to her boss already. She blackmails him by threatening to get him transferred ( Thanni Illadha Kaadu). Sundaresan does not budge : The Woman – “Ungalukku Mele Irukkura Yellarum Enakku Teriyum. Sundaresan – “Avangalukku Melayum Oruthan Irukkan”. 
  52. Kanchana ( The Woman) says her unssuccesful attempt to Masilamani, who uses the classic dialogue – “Adi Mela Adi adicha, Ammiyum Nagarum“. He proceeds towards Sundaresan’s offcie bench,. Using his Office crony ( The Flirty woman), they decide to target Sundaresan’s wife instead.
  53. Masilamani comes home. He tempts her by telling that even a peon in his office leads a better lifestyle than Sundaresan. Masilamani – “Kai Ezhutha Dhaan nu Sundaresan Nenachitu Irukaan. Adhu Neetavum Kathundana, Vazhkai le munnerilam. Sundaresan a maatha vendiyadhu unga poruppu” ( hand should be used for taking bribes as well.) By the time Masilamani finishes his conversation, Sundaresan arrives on the scene.
  54. Masilamani encourages him by saying that he is no longer a bachelor and a family man now. Sundaresan clearly tells that neither will he accept bribe nor will he be a part of it. He tells Masilamani to leave. He warns him that any further attempts, and he will complain about Masilamani to the higher officers. On the way, Masilamani says this to Meena – “Avan Pesinadha Keturupeenga nu Nenekiren. Thalai Anai Mandirathukku Neraya Sakthi Undu Nu Kelvipattiruken. Aprurom, Unga Saamarthyam.” [ WHAT A DIALOGUE?] ] 
  55. The younger office girls tease Sundaresan, wishing him ( satirically) that he has fathered twins, and they laugh it off. A confused Sundaresan discusses this with his male colleagues who tell him that women of these days are interested in sex, and tell him to take his wife for an Adult Movie.

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  1. Rajini takes his office collegues advice , who tells him ‘Indha Kaalathu Ponnungalukku sex naa Thani interest than pongo. En pondaati aa alachuundu Oru A padathukku ponen, appo Navarathri sivarathiri aa maaridichu pongo.’ 
  2. Rajini possibly takes his wife to an A film theatre. A fantasy song – Madhanotsavam.. 
  3. Rajini brings his wife to the theatre only to get the bad news that the theatre is houseful.
  4. Rajini comes to his wife in a happy mood. At the same time, he tells about the trauma that he goes through in office, with everyone making fun of him that he is yet to father a child. The angry Meena retorts ‘Kattinavalukku Kattil vaangavey mudiyala, idhula kolandhai onnu dhaan korachal. Unga friend sonna madiri, yenakki neenga polakira vazhiya thedikirelo, annakki dhaan Indha aathula, kozhandaiye thavalum.’
  5. VKR makes fun of his son in law. He tells that he is ashamed of the job that his son in law does and he has no option but to give a job to his son in law in his own factory. The angry Srikanth retorts ‘pichai eduthaalum, naan Thaniya dhaan edupen‘. VKR and his daughter instigate him further. As the dialogue continues, they suggest him to become a house broker and using the funds broken from the undiyal, Srikanth starts his business.
  6. VKR spies on Srikanth in his car while Srikanth goes in his cycle searching for houses and to start his business. VKR reports the positive news to his daughter. He tells his daughter to give coffee to her husband. But Srikanth refuses. Until he earns his own money, he will not drink a cup of water in this house, he says.
  7. As Meenakshi goes to the temple, masilamani and Rajini.s PA ( Sundari – could also be Masilamani’s wife) continue to make Meenakshi jealous by comparing sarees. masilamani shows of his new scooter and tells her that Rajini for his post could even get a car if he went along with them. Knowing of her nature, they decide to exploit Meenakshi further.
  8. The next day Sundari brings 6 new Sarees and gives it to Meenakshi. She tells her that this is an advance for the job that Sundaresan has to do. When Meenakshi gets scared, she advices her to take advantage of the night period to bring Sundaresan to her side. ( Thalaianai mandiraham)
  9. Rajini asks him. And tells her to throw out the sarees.
    1. Meena – ‘Idha naan ulla vechuku koodatha?’
    2. Sundaresan – ‘Idha nee Ulla vecha, Naalakki enna ulla vechuruvaanga di.’
    3. Meena – ‘suyamavum teriyadhu. Solli kuduthalum puriyadhu. Arivu getta jenmam.’
    4. sundaresan – ‘Enna sonna?’. And Rajini slaps her. 
    5. Meena (crying) – ‘Oru pudavai vaangi kudukka vakku illai ungalukku. Kai Mattum neelradhu’.
  10. Even as Pandari Bai tries to stop her, Meena leaves. Pandari Bai scolds him for hitting her. Thengai scolds his sister, knowing Sundaresan. Thengai and Pandari Bai apologise to each other, her son for having hit her daughter in law, and Thengai for his sister having left her house. Emotionally, Thengai says the following dialogue – Oru ponnu pugundha veeta vittu Oru thadavai dhaan poganum. Ava setthu Savam aa poraale, appo Mattum dhaan poganum.’
  11. Pandari Bai tells his son to look after his wife’s needs. Only if they are happy, will she be happy.
  12. Long BGM – Has Sundaresan started accepting bribes and become a part of Masilamani?
  13. Srikanth’s business slowly starts picking up. With his money, he has earned 250 Rupees. He has brought gifts for his family members. A new glass for Thengai. Jewel box for his anni.
    1. Meena – ‘Verum Jewel box dhaana? jewels?’. 
    2. Ramkumar – ‘Adha Sundaresan vaangi tharuvaan’. 
  14. And so on.. Lollipop for his Father in law. Nothing for his wife.
    1. VKR – ‘kozhanthaikku onnum illaya?’. 
    2. Ramkumar – ‘kozhandai ungalodathu, neenga vaangi kudunga’.
    3. VKR – Neku?
    4. Ramkumar – Indhaanga lollipop. 
  15. VKR is disappointed that his son in law has brought nothing for his daughter, but she assures him that all will be fine.
  16. Sundaresan brings a double cot and a fan for his wife. His mother is happy for this and also that her younger son has changed. He has changed his principles only because of his mother.
  17. Rajini drops a coin in the home undiyal. ‘enna da, Ivan undiyal le kaasu poduraane nu paakuriya? IPpo veetukkulla vandha athanai porulum thavaraana vazhi le vandha Panam
  18. Rajini’s wife happily wears the clothes and jewels that he has brought for her.
    1. meenakshi – ‘Verum vaayil pudavai le pathindu irundhel, iPpo unga Meenakshi epdi irukka?’. 
    2. sundaresan – ‘enakku epdi irundha enna? unakku pidichuruku le?’
    3. Meenakshi – ‘rombo pidichuruku. Ungalukku rasanaiye illa nu nenachen. aana colour selection A1.’ She probably blushes.. ‘pudhu Kattil..pudhu pudavai..inakki unga moodu epdi?’. 
    4. Sundaresan – Naan ready illiye. Ippo ennala dressing tableum Kattil dhaana vaanga mudinchadhu. Aduthu unakku AC venum, fridge venum, car venum, adhukkelam office le Paaka vendaam. Adjust panna vendaam? Nee poi thoongu’
    5. meenakshi ( without realising the tone in which sundaresan said the following dialogue ) – enakaga office Muluka Velai pathindu iruka porela? 
    6. Sundaresan – unakkaga en vazhkai poora Velai Paaka poren. 
    7. Meena – inime, namma vazhkai nanna amaya poradhunu sollunga. 
    8. Sundaresan – Aama, un vazhkai rombo nalla amaya pogadhu( he says this with a clear satirical tone.) 
  19. Sundaresan’s officer is promoting him. He still thinks he is honest and wishes that sundaresan takes over his chair before he retires. 
  20. Srikanth has opened a new office. His wife is happy , but he still hates her. Since his mother has refused to talk to him, he calls his manni ( rajinis wife) and tells him to inform her mother in law ( his mother ).
  21. Srikanth – Periya VIP. Neku theriyume. Naan Oru vidhavai. Suba karyangalukku vara koodatha nu solluva. manni, Neku Indha Pattham pathu vishayam ellam pidikadhu nu unga Athai kitta sollidu‘ ( again a demonstration of social reform by Durai) 
  22. His mother insists that only if he starts living happily with his wife. She will attend the function. Srikanth relents and he and his wife are joined. His mother also tells him that his wife used to stay nombu in nights for him and purposely instigate rosham in him. Together, husband and wife jointly ask for permission and the old lady agrees. In his typical tone of satire, Srikanth tells – kelavi eppadiyo blackmail panni sammadhikka vechuduthu., and they all have a good laugh.
  23. masilamani tells Rajini that all these days when he was honest. He got nothing. But when he turned corrupt, he got a promotion. masilamani invites sundaresan for a party.
  24. AARAMBAM song.. ( Item song possibly)
  25. They get Rajini drunk?
  26. Romance scene between Srikanth and his wife..
  27. masilamani comes home to talk to Meena. On the way, she introduces umma to him. Meena comes to know about sundaresan. Masilamani tells Meena that he is sending her a necklace worth 3000 rupees through sundaresan for his services. Uma over hears this. Uma advices Meena. But Meena gets angry, saying that uma is jealous that they are getting financially better.
  28. uma complains to Thengai, saying that his sister is mainly responsible for thisPan. Thengai is totally disappointed with his sister. Srikanth also over hears the conversation.
  29. Sundaresan probably brings his salary directly to his wife.. some of his old dialogue as a honest guy flashes. His Mother stops him. And is angry with him for taking bribe. Srikanth is also angry with him..everyone is angry with him..but his wife continues to support him. The whole family decides to confront Sundaresan directly. Sundaresan comes home
    1. Pandari Bai – Nillu.kai le enna?
    2. Sundaresan – nagai.
    3. Pandari Bai – asala, poliya? 
    4. Sundaresan – Enna kelvi Maa idhu?
    5. Pandari Bai – Thangam poliya irundha, nee asal dhaan.Thangam asal naa, nee poliya marita. 
    6. Sundaresan – Thangam asal dhaan. 
    7. Pandari Bai – appo, nee poliya maaritiya? Nagai vaanga Panam Edhu?
    8. Sundaresan – aangh..annakki fan, Kattil vaangindu varumbodhu erpadatha sandegam inakki epdi vandadhu? 
    9. Meena – Naama munnukku varomnu’ vaitherichal. 
    10. Sundaresan – Pesuradhu ammavum pillaiyum, nee Thalai idhatha. 
    11. Pandari Bai – naan unakku Amma illa da.
    12. Sundaresan – aana, naan unakku Pillai Maa.
    13. Pandari Bai – andha uravu, enakki nee kai neetu panam vaanginiyo, annakki murinju pochu. 
    14. Sundaresan – enna solra? 
    15. Ramkumar – puriyala? Kashta pattu vaangina Panama, Kai neeti vaangina Panama?
    16. Sundaresan – pondaati kitta sonna adhey vaarthai un kitta yum solla vendaam nu paakuren. Mind your own business. 
    17. Ramkumar – nee Kai neeti lancham vanginathukku, pogapogudhu Naama kudumba maanam. 
    18. Meena – Theruvu le irundhapo pogadha maanam, ippo poratho?
    19. Ramkumar – Manni..Srikanth shouts at her.
    20. Ramkumar – Theruvula irukuravan veetukkulla varalam thappu illa. Veetukkulla irukuravan jailukku pona dhaan thappu. 
    21. Meena – ulla vaango
    22. Thengai – avare yen Maa, ulla koopidura? Sundaresan vaai Lerndu innum vaarthai varaliye. 
    23. Meena interrupts him, to which Thengai gets angry. Vaaya moodindu summa iru di, rascal. 
    24. Thengai – sundaresa’ Edhu Indha nagai?
    25. Sundaresan – kavala padatheengo athimbel, en pondaatiya adagu vechu Idha vaa gala.
    26. Thengai – Kai ya neeti lancham vaanginavan, idhaiyum seyya maataanguradhu yena da nichayam? 
    27. Pandari Bai slaps sundaresan and tells him to get out of the house.
  30. Sundaresan and his wife are sent out of the house. masilamani brings them to a rich house. Masilamani continues to corrupt them. He rejects the coffee that Meena offers him and says that the day he gets Sundaresan and Meena their own house and car, that day, only he would consume Paal-Paayasam in their house, and leaves. In a trance with her new found brother Masilamani, Meena feels bad – Nekum Oru Annan irukaane? ( Thengai)
  31. Pandari Bai becomes sick. Doctor says that she has been hit by a shock, so her heart has become weak and that he advices her to take rest.
  32. Conversation between sundaresan and Meena
    1. Meena – ‘Inakki, Naan ungala vida vey Maaten.’ 
    2. Sundaresan – ‘Velai Irukku. Enna disturb pannatha please.’ 
    3. Meena – ‘Ithana Naala indha file a katindu adhuazhuthathu podhum. Inakki Naan ungala katti pidichi ..”
    4. Sundaresan – “Katti pidika Naan ethukku? Katilla Kattipidichiko.. Fan a kattipidichiko. Unga sweehara Annan AC konduvaruvaan. Adhayum kitchen liye Katti pidichiko. Coola Irukkum”
    5. Meena – ‘Yena.. Apdi solrel? Naanum Oru Ponnu. enakkum Unarchigal Undu’
    6. Sundaresan – “Oh.. Neeyum Oru Ponna? Unakku Unarchi Irukka? Ha Ha Ha Ha.. “
    7. Meena – “Yena..Sirikirel?’
    8. Sundaresan – “Anakki 20 paisa poovum, Rendu Jangirum Aasaioda Konduvandha Sundaresan kitta illadha unarchi, inakki Viswaroopam eduthu nikkudho?.. Aaye.. Enna Porutha Varaikkum, Unakku enna venumo, adha kondu thara ? ( inaudible) Naan.  Venumna Sollu.. Unakku Oru Aalum Yerpadu panren.” Meena screams on hearing the last words.. “Yen Kaala pidichikita? Kattina Purushan ithanai kelvi ketaane naa. Annaki Andha Kudisai le Ennoda Unarchigala pathi Kavala padatha nee.. inakki indha maaligai le unnoda Unarchigala pathi kavalai padura ‘
    9. Meena – “Yena.. Apdi ellam pesurel? Naan unga Meenu’ 
    10. Sundaresan – “Meenu.. Meenu nu Aasaiya suthitu irundhene, ava enga irukka teriyuma? Vaa Kaaturen”.. He takes her some place and shows her something ( Not viewable due to lack of video).. “Kanavanukku  Katupadatha Meenu vum Sethutaa.. Nyayathukku Kadupadatha Sundaresanum sethutaan”.. “WIFE ku artham naa enna teriyuma? Worry is Invited Forever.. Ippo Enakkum Unakkum irukura uravu- Indha HUSBAND-WIFE uravu Mattum dhaan, only for society sake.”
  33. Pandari Bai’s health deteroriates further. Srikanth’s wife tellls him to go bring Sundaresan. He refuses citing his mom’s condition became like this due to Sundaresan only. Instead Uma decides to go. She meets Meenu, who tells her that Sundaresan has left to the office. She tells that their mother in law is very serious.. CAR SOUND… They reach their office, but Sundaresan is gone some where. The officeboy tells that Ayya only comes once in the morning, signs and leaves. Soon, both daughter in law leave to Mahalingapuram Bungalow, where Rajini is..
  34. Rajini is drunk.. Masilamani’s wife offers him Rs.10,000 for a file.. On hearing that his mother is serious, Sundari ( the office lady) tells him to leave immediately, but in his drunk state, Rajini refuses to see her, saying that his mother did not want to see him. Finally, he decides to leave to see his mother, after being coaxed by Sundari..
  35. Uma tells Sundaresan that his mom is very serious. Soon, all of them leave.
  36. By the time they reach home, Pandari Bai passes away.
  37. AS Sundaresan picks up the pyre to light his mother, Thengai stops him. ‘Sundaresa, Endha Kaiya Neeti Nee lancham Vaanguniyo, Andha Kaiyaala nee Avalukku Kolli vekka koodathu nu Amma sonna..” This shocks Sundaresan.
  38. PATHOS MUSIC -> Thengai’s voice resonates ( His mother’s last words)  in Sundaresan’s head.. Masilamani tells him to forget it and tells him to go to the bar. Sundaresan worries and tells that only because he took a bribe ( Kai neeti lancham vaaanginathunaala dhaan, enga amma vukku naan kai neeti kolli vekka mudiyala).. He refuses to give the file to Masilamani.. ( He is full of remorse now).. “Andha File En veetu le dhaan Irukku, Adha Sekka vendiya edathula naan sethudaren” ( He wants to give up this bad life and accept punishment) Masilamani wans him that he too will get punished, but Sundaresan is okay with receiving punishment. “Idha Vida Periya Dhandanai, Enakku yerkanava kedachachu”
  39. Masilamani slyly walks to Meenakshi’s house creating a drama that Anti Corruption Officials are coming and fools her into getting the files without Sundaresan’s knowledge..
  40. Rajini is shocked to know that Masilamani has taken the files.
  41. The Boss gives 10,000 Rupees as a reward to Masilamani..
  42. BGM of a Fight sequence..  [ THIS IS THE ONLY FIGHT IN THIS MOVIE.. ]
  43. Sundaresan voluntarily surrenders to the police.
    1. Meena – “Yena. Yennala dhaana ungalukku indha nelamai. Enna Manichidungo Naa.. Enna Manuchidungo.”
    2. Uma – ” Azhuthu – Ippo enna prayojanam?” 
    3. Sundaresan – ..inaudible.. ‘Enakku Parigaram Kedachudhu”.. “Amma mela sathyama solren.. Mirugama ulla pora naan, Manithara dhaan thirimbi varuven.. “
    4. Thengai – “Idho paaru Sundaresa. Thavaru Seirappo, Manushan mirugam aayiduraan. Andha thavara unnarurappo, Deivamaayiduraan” 
    5. Sundaresan – ‘naan Deivama maarureno illayo.. aana pazhaya Sundaresana nichayam maariduven..” 
  44. THE MOVIE ENDS PROBABLY WITH SUNDARESAN GOING TO JAIL…


‘AADU-PULI’ AATAM

MOVIE TITLE – ‘AADU-PULI’ AATAM

STAR CAST – KAMALHASSAN, RAJINIKANTH, SRIPRIYA, THENGAI SRINIVASAN, MAJOR SUNDARRAJAN

STORY – DIALOGUE: MAHENDRAN

MUSIC: VIJAYA BHASKAR

LYRICS : KANNADASAN, PANCHU ARUNACHALAM, POOVAI SENGUTTUVAN

CINEMATOGRAPHY: BABU.. SICA

PRODUCTION HOUSE: SORNAMBIKA PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCER: M.CHANDRANARAYANAN,

DIRECTION: S.P.MUTHURAMAN


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Aadu-PuliAatam-Titles

Five different men start their motorcyles and move towards a common destination.

A man who won a Jackpot is offering a treat to his friends, and a woman is dancing caberat.

The Five men disrupt the party -> Some strong dialogues :

    1. Kamalhasan introduces his friends to everyone in the party. after trapping the Rich man – “Thiru Madan, Thiru Rajini, Thiru Balu, Thiru Natraj, Thiru Muthayya. Ellame Unamayana peru dhaan. Police kitta sollalaam. Yerkanave Avangalukku Teriyum.” [ All of them are not Real Life Names. ]
    2. Kamal – “Saar, thappa nenachukatheenga. Naanga thirudangal illa. Alavu mela adigama panam vechurukavanga dhaan thirudanga. Periyavanga Solirukanga. Muzhiya paaru, thirutu Muzhi.”

With Kamal’s permission, Rajini brings the girl back and the Dance continues.

In between, Kamal and Rajini casually play -Aadu-Puli Aatam.

A fight ensues, but the 6 men triumph, and take the money with them.

Kamal gives part of the money to an ailing family, who want him to leave this dirty business, but Kamal says, if I leave this, where will i go? I just can’t leave this.

The affected people complain to the Police Major.SundarRajan, also mentioning how casually even in such a tense scenario, 2 of the members played and entertained themselves playing ‘Aadu-Puli’ Aatam, Major replies that this is a regular trend of this group, and soon they will be caught.

Major has an interaction with his wife. He speaks about a nice person who has become a thief, and he is on the look out for him. He wonders how this happened. His wife replies, maybe ‘sagavasam’ spoilt him. Major replies -‘Kettathu kaprom – senthaana, illa senthathukaprom, kettana? nu yosichitu irukken.”

Kamal (He is called Madan in the film) has a nightmare, in which there is a woman waving her hand, and he screams and wakes up, waking the remaining five people. When questioned, he refuses to tell them the reason, which he knows.

Sripriya and her friend work in a hotel. As a group of men try to misbehave with her, she smashes them up. But someone tears her dress. Kamal comes to her aid.

He seems to be a regular custoemr to this hotel and has told them earlier that he is a Forest Officer.

One of the members of the group falls in love/ Rajini discourages him/Kamal encourages him

Police/Major Sundarajan raid their hideout. The gang escapes in thier bikes. Major observes the Aadu-Puli sign on a table.

Balu gets married.

They celebrate their wedding night in the den. As they celebrate it/( with a tiny cloth seperation)/ the noise disturbs Kamal and his old hallucinations of the woman come back.

After the wedding night, the next day morning, Balu wants to leave the group and lead a normal life. Rajini says he knew this would happen as a premonition. His justification is that if Balu left the group, he would get caught by the police, thereby getting the whole group caught. Kamal says, he also knew this would happen, and its only fair that Balu be allowed to lead a normal married life.

Balu is trapped by the police. His wife rushes back to the den to inform them. Hurriedly, Rajini starts his bike and leaves.

Rajini kidnaps Major Sundarrajan’s son & blackmails him to release Balu.

Without Rajini’s knowledge, Kamal plans to release the boy and bring him back to Major. He also tells Balu’s wife to leave.

Kamal in disguise, drops the Son and wishes to leave, but Major wants him to stay. Major recognizes that this is Madan. Hands Up. Kamal escapes.

Major chases Kamal.After a long chase Major shoots Kamal a few times. A wounder Kamal finally escapes into a church.

A wounded Kamal shockingly meets Mary in the Church

A Nun picks him up. Kamal is shocked, she was the woman who used to come in his hallucinations.

FLASHBACK

The landlady comes to ask for her Rent : She tells Mary ( the Nun/ Already something seems to be going on between kamal & Mary). “Indha Thirutu Payan Police le sera poranam. Naadu Urupaduma?ANOTHER PREMONITION

Daily Mary brings food for Kamal and the exchange happens across Terraces, as Kamal prepares to beocome a police man. Love blossoms.

Kamal gets a call interview from Chennai Police. Mary helpss him financially. As he leaves the station, she waves and runs towards him, as the train leaves. These are the hallucinating images that Kamal used to receive.

The next scene Mary is shocked to see the image of the wanted ‘6’ as criminals, including Kamal in the paper. She is shocked.

Unable to bear the shock of Kamal turning a thief, Mary becomes a Nun. THE FLASHBACK ENDS. KAMAL then tells her his side of the story, of how he became a thief.

KAMAL’s FLASHBACK:

Kamal’s Friend is sick. So, he misses the Interview.

Kamal approaches Major SundarRajan the next day, attempting to explain his situation, but Major dismisses him and says nothing can be done.

His friend is still sick and needs money.

The Employer of Kamal’s friend’s wife is attempting to exploit her situation.

Without a choice, She agrees, but on a condition that she will commit suicide once her husband is saved.

Kamal over hears this. “Rather than you losing your honor to save your husband, it is better for me to become a thief to save my friend.”

He becomes a thief, and a group of thieves provide him support. He joins them. He still continues to help his friend’s ailing family See Point#7.

He tells that he contiued loving Mary, but felt guilty about seeing her.

For the goodwill of Kamal, Mary betrays him to Major.Sundarrajan

She requests that he gets punishment for his crimes and come back as a new person. “If you had true love for me, fulfill my wish.”, she tells him.

Major thanks Mary and wants to reward her, but she requests taht the best reward he can give her, is give Madan a good life, once he is released from prison.

Major introduces Kamal to another old Muslim prisoner ( who is going to be hanged) to prove to Madan, that his friends were not just thieves, but also murderers.

FLASHBACK:

Rajini rapes and murders his Daughter. He tells the father that someone else did it. In his anger, the father kills an innocent man, and a policeman who came between, but Rajini laughs it away. The Old man is sentenced to death by Law. The man feels guilty for having killed innocent people, at the instigation of the person responsible for destroying ihs family ( Rajini).

With her husband & Kamal in Jail, Balu;s wife goes back to Cabre dancing to support herself. The rest of the gang do not support her. #MALARGALE SO GAYA SONG

Rajini’s accompolices dupe Balu’s wife by telling her that Balu has escaped from Jail. They bring her to an old mansion where Rajini attempts to rape her. As she resists, he uses the famous dialogue possibly for the first time in his career -“Idhu Dhaan Rajini Style” [ THE CHARACTER’s NAME IN THE MOVIE IS ALSO RAJINI].

She runs into a temple, picks up the Trishul from the Goddess and stabs herself, as Rajini and 2 of his other accompolices look on.

At this moment, as she dies, her husband Balu arrives on the scene. The 3 accused run away.

The Old man calls Kamal to his cell and wishes him goodbye. He is to be hanged the next day. He feels that he has left behind a blind son, who is dependent on others for left overs. Kamal assures him that he will take responsibility for his son and his future.

The next day, Kamal sees the Old man led to the gallows. It hurts him very much.

The man’s son is brought next day as per Kamal’s wish. As his son talks to him, Kamal mimics the Old Man’s voice. He hands over the boy to Major and tells teh boy to go with Uncle to another Uncle’s name Murali, who would take care of him. [ MURALI IS THE AILING FRIEND WHOM KAMAL TOOK CARE OF EARLIER.]

Kamal releases from Jail & Sripriya, Murali and vasanthi ( his wife) come to see him. Kamal mimics the Old Man’s voice and speaks to the little Boy.

Major offers him the job of a Private Detective, an alternative to the Police Department, which can aid the Police Department.

Kamal tells Mary the happy news and she is happy

But before leaving he tells her that no matter how he moves on in Life, he will always miss Mary.

At his detective agency, receives signals from an anonymous person, depicting the Aadu-Puli Aatam Board.

He goes back to the Old Hangout -> Now, they are enemies.

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Rajini dialogue to Kamal-> “Netraya Snegithan, Naalaya Ethiri, Indraya Thalai Vali.”

Rajini is asked to meet an idealistic person, Thengai Srinivasan. His son was like the Prodigal Son, did a lot of crimes, went to jail, turned a new leaf. One day, he came to his father and apologized and said he would bring his wife. His father was happy. But, his description ( VOICE CENSORED).. and Thengai says that his son is crying in a corner.

He is shocked to see ‘Balu’. Kamal is happy, but Balu cannot respond. He has lost his mind. Thengai tells him that his daughter in law committed suicide at a Kali temple, and that they found his son in this state there. He doesn’t know the reason, and wants Madan ( Kamal ) to help him out.

On Bakrid day, Kamal mimics his voice and speaks with the Boy.

As he reveals the truth to Thengai Srinivasan, this is over heard by the blind Muslim Boy.

Kamal convinces the little Boy.

‘ANADHAI YAARUM ILLAI’ SONG.

Rajini kidnaps SriPriya and calls Kamal asking him to come to a point. Like many places u the movie, he addresses Kamal as “MADAN, MERA DOSTH”.. At the end of the conversation, he again uses the term “Idhu Rajini Style“.

He puts Sripriya in an empty tank and bargains with him to exchange a briefcase past a TOLL GATE, becuase there is heavy Police activity. Since Kamal is now on the side of the Police, he wont have a problem. He says that he will open up the water tank and if he doesn’t return in two hours, She will drown.

Rajini -> Kamal : “MERA DOSTH, NEE IPPO POLICE KEY DOSTH“; “THANIKKULLIYE MEENUKKU MOOCHU T HENIRA VEKKURADHUM, PRIVATE DETECTIVE EY KADATHULUKKU PAYAN PADUTHRADHUM – RAJINI STYLE.

The water is opened and Kamal does not have a choice now.

AT the toll gate, Kamal signals with his eyes to the Inspector. The inspector follows the Car.

A fight ensues, and both Rajini’s accompolices are intercepted by the POlice.

Kamal enters Rajini’s den and fights with Rajini and Natraj, the last of Rajjini’s remaning accompolices. The water continues to submerge around Sripriya.

Rajini and his accomplice escape and Kamal saves Sripriya

Sripriya ( Hema) comes dressed in a Sari and she proposes marriage to Kamal, but Kamal still has the guilt of having betrayed Mary ( Sister Mary), so, he refuses.

Sripriya goes to see Sister Mary.

She convinces Sister Mary, to promise her to make Kamal accept her proposal.

Major investigates one of Kamal and Rajini’s old accompolice, the one who was caught. #69.

They two time, the old accompolice to believe that Rajini was the person who actually betrayed him.

They allow the accomplice ( Muthaya) to escape and follow him.

Muthaya goes to Natraj’s house, and police trace and track him down.

Kamal emerges from the window, breaks into the house, pulls out the gun and surprises Major. He says that he was working for them so long, but was actually in cahoot with his friends. Natraj ( now with his hands tied) is happy.

Major and Kamal get into a fight.

Kamal and Natraj tie down Major ( S.P)

Now, Kamal tells Natraj they have to go and see Rajini. Before leaving Kamal and Major, they share winks.

Natraj trusts Rajini. In the Kali temple, he sees a unresponsive Balu. ( Thengai Srinivasan’s son and former gang member). Natraj now trusting Kamal tells him the truth, that they were responsible for his wife’s suicide.

Natraj enters the devotee’s room and pulls out a briefcase which contains all the loot that they stashed so long, but also Passports to escape.

As they come out, Thengai Srinivasan appears. Seeing him with Natraj, he mistakes Kamal to be a part of the gang as well.

Thengai gives a few punches and knocks Kamal out ( acting), but Thengai turns his attention to Natraj.

Kamal continues to act unconscious as Natraj and Thengai fight it out.

As Natraj empowers Thengai and goes to stab him with the same trishul that his wife killed herself, Balu recovers his sanity. He shouts out ‘Appa’, which immediately gives thengai the energy to throw away Natraj and rush to his son.

Natraj and Kamal escape woth the suitcase.

Both of them entered Rajini’s house. As Natraj tells him about Kamal, but Rajini slaps natraj, telling him that he was a stupid fool.

Incidentally, this is the 18th day ( The Kurukshetram in Mahabharata war took place for 18 days), when Rajini & Kamal became enemies.

As Kamal & Natraj fght, Rajini fires his gun to see sirens knowing his house is surrounded bu Police.

Natraj is captured.

As Rajini & Kamal fight, Kamal punches Rajini, who falls through a tree, before falling down. He falls down hits his eyes across a steel pipe, and turns blind. A blind boy wishes that this man may not lose his eyesight.

As Rajini enquires who this boy is, Kamal tells him, this is Hussain Bhai’s son, and he was actually responsible for turning this boy Blind.

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Rajini regrets. Kamal feels that no punishment can be bigger than this for Rajini.

Rajini turns himself up and wants to go to the police. Kamal and Rajini become friends again.

Major presents a shield to Madan for his achievements

He attributes and offers the shield to Sister Mary.

Mary agrees to accept the shield, subject to the condition that he marries Sripriya.

Thengai Srinivasan on the stage says some auspicious blessings to which everyone clap.

The movie ends with a graphical representation of the Aadu-Puli chart, and ‘VANAKKAM’ across it.

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