Money has taken various forms thoughout human history but whatever be the form the very means of earning them hasn't changed.

Some people have the luxury of having too much of them whereas there are others who toil day & night to make ends meet with the money they earn & yet there are people who almost are enslaved to the employer to earn that little amount.

Enter Ranganathan Street in T.Nagar ,most tourists are taken to this place whenever they visit Chennai.Tourists are made to believe that this place is the shopping hub of Chennai but maybe after this post they could think otherwise.

PLOT : " A reality check of the suffering the employees face working within the walls of many Shopping stores in Ranganathan Street. "

Vasanthabalan impressed one and all with his previous work "Veyil" which earned him loads of accolades & was screened at 2007 Cannes Film Festival.His next venture was eagerly expected & boy!!! He hasn't let us down.

"Angaadi Theru"
,which means "Shop Street" was an apt title for the film.The director has delivered a film that questions the very essence of professional ethics in a workplace ,his script has portrayed the harsh realities of the workplaces we go shopping for.

The entire process of how innocent people from village are brought to city with big dreams are made to labour almost 14 hours a day ,draining them out & the inhumane treatment metted out to them are extensively portrayed in the film.

The lead actors Mahesh ,Anjali , A. Venkatesh & Pandi are very impressive with their performances whether it might a dramatical or comical.

Anjali & Mahesh deserve special mention ,stealing the show throughout the film with scintillating acting ,after a loooooong time i have seen an actress sharing more screen space in Tamil Cinema.

"Aval appadi ondrum" song by Vijay Antony was mesmerizing to hear & see ,very soothing number in an otherwise intense film.

The movie never lost focus on the issue it catered making me feel ashamed of the very fact that i had actually shopped in these places ,watching the sufferings of the employees i might never go there again.

Different facets of life in & around Ranganathan Street are effectively brought out with a reality check ,these kinda films are very rare in Tamil Cinema ,i'm still clueless as to why these kinda films aren't made.

Government officials taking bribes to ignore all the atrocities committed by these shops are also not missed out here ,its not that money these people are getting ,its the money tainted with the blood drained out from the workers.

In other terms ,its BLOOD MONEY.All the government officials accepting these money will never realise that they are accepting a curse in the form of money.

Any person who watches this movie will surely leave with a heavy heart with lots of questions in mind ,as for the Tamilnadu Police & Politicians its nothing for them to worry about as long as the Shop owners in Ranganathan street send them their bribes.

  • Rating : "PG" for some strong language & scenes.
P.S : "The film has mainly targeted Saravana Stores which is one of the leading shops in Ranganathan Street ,if anyone has an idea of going shopping there or to any nearby shopping complexes do watch this film & think ,its BLOOD MONEY you are spending. "


Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I could hear 'Aval Appadi ondrum azhagillai' over and over.. Hats off to the lyricist... Amazing words...
Awaiting to see the movie..

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Madhu said...

i saw the trailors on SUn Tv..have to catch it thou!

Babli said...

I have not heard about this movie. Thanks for informing about it and you have given nice review.

blueapple said...

haven't watched any tamil movie for long!
i haven't heard of this though.
of late, i heard of vinnaithaandi varuvaaya,somehow,i saw some scenes from the movie and somewhere, i think there is always some artificiality in it, meaning:each time the hero repeats in english whatever he says in tamil..it sounds really funny..your blog is a an entertainer!!

Chandrika Shubham said...

After reading this review, I wanna learn this language. :)
NIce one! :)

HaRy!! said...

hmmm i think its ok... but yenaku yenavo its exagerration nu thonuthu... bcos yu know if it had been some village or towns then yu can agree... but in case i tink its more hatred towards the store.... all thouth evidence ilai... but neverthless shocking

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Mitr

I concur ,the lyrics are too good..

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Dont miss out on this movie yaar...

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Thanks for the compliments yaar...

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ blueapple

didnt notice that in the dialogues ,might notice that now :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chandrika

Ur comments are really flattering :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ HaRy!!

Some scenes enacted in the movie actually had taken place because it made big headlines some years back...

I also agree about certain scenes being shocking...

Short Poems said...

You have such a nice blog :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Short Poems

Thanks yaar :)

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