A movie on the filmdom always attracts the attention of the audience. From Server Sundaram till the recent Dirty Picture, movies taking a look on the travails of filmdom and film personalities have ended up as talking point.
A sneak peek into the life of an actress would garner more attention. Here comes Oru Nadigaiyin Vakkumoolam that takes a look at the troublesome life of an actress in Tamil cinema. Directed by Rajkrishna, it stars Sonia Agarwal as lead protoganist. It bares various truth. It speaks for actresses, but sadly only in parts.
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The movie begins with a search by a television journalist (Punnagai Poo Geetha) for an popular actress Anjali (Sonia Agarwal), who suddenly vanished from public life when she was in limelight in Tamil cinema.
Anjali was the number one actress when she disappeared. The journalist begins her search and meets her family members, directors with whom Anjali worked. She understands that their selfish nature would have prompted Anjali to go in a hiding. She succeeds in tracing Anjali. Now a flashback is narrated on Anjali’s troublesome life.
Anjali (Sonia Agarwal) was brought up in a poor family by Devaraj (Yogi Devaraj) in Andhra Pradesh. He is a stage actor living in poverty. Turn of events lead to Anjali’s mother challenging villagers that she would make her daughter a heroine and copmes to Chennai. She comes to Kodambakkam. The search begins. The reality starts to bite. Anjali is made to undergo lots of compromise and sacrifice a lot. Anjali becomes popular and starts making huge money. The attitude of her mother changes. Anjali becopmes a puppet in her mom’s hands. She undergoes lots of emotional and physical abuses to stay afloat in the industry. She realises there are lots of selfish people around her including her family. All people want bfromm her is money and body. This prompts her to take extreme step.
It’s Sonia Agarwal’s special show. She is right there giving right expressions. The sorrow is bropught out well through her eyes. Punnagai Poo Geetha’s cameo is good while Girija does her role as Sonia’s mom well. Ganja Karuppu plays a brief role and he fails to tickel our funny bone. Yogi devaraj plays his part well as a desperate father who wants to help her daughter suceed in life. The likes of Manobala, Kovai Sarala and Nicole are wasted.
The movie has cinematography by Naga Krishnan. He captuures the tinsel town at close quarters. His lens is brihgt and colourful. Music is by newcomer Aadhish and the theme song is peppy and good. Unfortunately the editing by BS Vasu is a huge letdown. The movie is lengthy and specially second half needs to be trimmed. Rajkrishna has tried to touch a sensitive theme. But sadly it is not detail and is a cliched ride.
What begins on a brisk note, loses steam. The title aroused a lot of curiosity, sadly it went missing in the movie. Had the movie been made more crisop and not so suggestive, it could have been more entertaining and engagin.