Subramaniapuram, by debutant SASI KUMAR has certainly proved his
mettle following the similar path of his superiors, Bala & Ameer, of
choosing a very different plot for his first film and delivering a slick
He has painted the lives of innocent youths who are drawn into murdering
unaware of the consequences, portraying Madurai from a very different
perspective giving it the right tone. The story revolves around 5
friends, who run errands for their neighbour, a former councilor. The
movie comes across friendship, love, betrayal and revenge.
Aptly casted, I must say. His appearance,
the Madurai slang, the body language, and the outfits, all add up to the
feel of the movie. After Chennai 28, this must be one great exposure for
him and is definitely a benchmark for his entry into serious acting.
SASI KUMAR (Parama)
The director has smartly cast himself in this role. He must've known
exactly what this character demanded, no wonder he fit in the character
like a fiddle. The two of them and their gang mates surely made one hell
of a street fighting bully team for sure.
Another debutant in Tamil Films. She has surely done justice for her character. Her appearance fits in perfectly for a Madurai
teenage girl, even though she is from Tollywood. Her main highlights are
obviously her expressions (her expressive eyes). Once again, perfectly
The director has given a wonderful role for him. He doesn’t have to do
much to fit in, as he naturally fits like a piece of cake in the role
and in the film. He, along with his mates are the comic relief of the
A director, now taking his plunge into acting. He surely has
come out in flying colours and has performed his role with great ease.
DIRECTION - SASI KUMAR
The director has surely struck the right chord in his first
film itself. The story and script was neatly penned. The screenplay was
ideal and the casting was just perfect and he comes out with this
wonderful film. He has taken lots of pains in giving the film the right
tone, appearance wise, costume wise and even the Madurai slang was just
perfect. Also being the producer of this film, it is clearly visible
that the money has been spent on all necessary requirements only. This
is a definite change from the usual fan-far, high-tech sets associated
with current films where such sets are required or not. The
director-producer-actor has surely made his mark in his very first film
and surely is here to carry on and come out with more.
MUSIC/SONGS - JAMES
Again a debutant, a T.V Anchor, turned music director. The
music director has done a great job. His song ‘Kangal Irindhal’ is worth
mentioning, as it has already become a great hit among the masses. His
background scores too are outstanding. He has shown much promise in his
first film. So, look out music directors, we have some stiff competition
CINEMATOGRAPHY - KADHIR
The cinematography added enough spice to the tone and the
tempo of the movie. Very graceful movements and good steady cam shots
when needed added more spice to the film. In this film you can surely
tell that the cinematographer is definitely the eyes of the director.
SCENES LIKED MOST
The scenes where the
protagonist woo’s the heroine is surely worth its glitter.
All the petty brawls of the
duo every now and then is a delight to watch.
The killing scenes by the
duo were all very naturally filmed.
(4) The scene where Azhagar
(hero like) begs on the feet of a lady for his life, and the scene where
he remorse’s having done so, and cries in agony for having the enemy
show him the true feeling of what it is like to be, to be chased to
death, was surely scintillating.
The scene where Azhagar is
murdered and the helpless, remorseful looks on his face and eyes surely
achieves tons of sympathy, where the heroine also scores well
SCENES DISLIKED MOST
The brutal killing of the
girl's uncle (Samudhirakni), was largely disliked by some audience,
especially the female and children segment.
Too much betrayal to the
extent that the final killing by the handicapped friend could be
MOST LIKED DIALOGUE
I guess the scene where Azhagar is betrayed, wherein there
is no dialogue, but Azhagar’s expression speaks volumes of dialogues.
A visit to Subramaniapuram in just Rs. 70/-
The film is loaded with suspense
throughout and has enough twists and turns to keep the audience at the
edge of their seats. The director-producer-actor, Sasi Kumar shows much
promise and Jai is impressive. Lots of credit also goes to the
Cinematographer and the Music Director who have done their part to carve
the film further. The movie is definitely a must-watch movie, not only
from the stereotypical films of today, but also from the low budget
at which such good movies could be made without big star-casts, and is a
great relief from all the ‘masala’ films that have come out, so don’t