Engeyum Eppodhum – a gem of a movie

Whenever we read or hear about an accident on road, we would be jolted by momentary shock and sorrow. But, ultimately, we would move on from the grief. In Engeyum Eppodhum, Director Saravanan has tried to show us the unbearable pain suffered by the kith and kin of the victims of an accident. The film will surely make people look beyond the crashed vehicle and shattered glass pieces when they witness an accident.

The film begins with a massive head-on crash between two buses at a National Highway near Villupuram. The flashback introduces the two lead pairs to us. Amudha (Ananya) comes to Chennai from Trichy for attending an interview. As her cousin sister could not pick her up due to unforeseen circumstances, a stranger Gautham (Sharvanand) helps her out to attend her interview and he accompanies her till she reaches her cousin sister. Amudha goes back to Trichy soon after.

On the other hand, Kathiresan (Jai) falls for Manimegalai (Anjali) in Trichy. Kathiresan and Manimegalai board a bus to go to Chennai to meet Kathiresan’s parents. Slowly, love blossoms between Amudha and Gautham and they decide to go in search of each other. Then, a striking climax follows which changes the life of many people forever.

Ananya as an innocent and suspicious girl is brilliant in her role. She is simple yet elegant throughout the film. Sharvanand has given a very stylish performance and is quite apt for the role. Jai as a soft spoken guy has essayed his role effortlessly and Anjali as a dominative girl has given her best and she steals the show in the climax.

The major highlight of the film is the fresh and appealing screenplay. The love scenes between both the lead pairs are soulful. The movie has no dull moment and it keeps you engrossed throughout. The realistic portrayal of all the characters in the film is a major plus for the film.

Music Director Sathya’s background score brings the desired mood and among songs, ‘Govindha Govindha’ and ‘Maasama’ songs linger in your mind for a long time. Velraj’s cinematography is slick. Debutant Director Saravanan has delivered a commendable film which is not only entertaining but also gives out a much needed social message to the public.

Engeyum Eppodhum is a novel attempt by the director and the compelling screenplay with a strong message to everyone makes it a must watch movie.

Sai Shyam G
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