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An issue well handled



"Uyirosai" ... a neat screenplay.

THREE THINGS are to be appreciated in Aashirwaad Creations' "Uyirosai", a short film, which sustains the interest of the viewers — an arresting performance from Subhalekha Sudhakhar and Prassana Ravi in a small role, a neat screenplay and gripping flashbacks.

The story is simple. A father brings up his two children — a boy and a girl — and helps them to settle down well in life. But the children after growing up (the boy becomes the district collector and the girl becomes a well-known social activist) in their respective fields do not take care of the father. He dies a poor man on the street, uncared for.

All the departments of film making have worked in a satisfying manner in this 40-minute film but one is at a loss to understand why the father who had showered so much affection and love on his children, is deserted in his old age. The reason has not been told convincingly.

For B. Alagar, a director making his debut, it must have been a tough decision to open the film with a crematorium as the backdrop.

The director has used flashbacks in the right places to enhance the story content of the film and to make it interesting.

Santhanageethan's dialogue is crisp and to the point and S. Gopal's cinematography is noteworthy. Mohan's music deserves praise.

Subhalekha Sudhakar's performance is significant, and the two children, acted by Prem Sunder and Divya, together with Prassana Ravi , ably support him.

When the film is over one walks out with a heavy heart, which is in itself a victory for the creator and producer.

S. R. ASHOK KUMAR

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