Direction : Ram
Production : JSK Film Corporation
Starring : Andrea Jeremiah, Vasanth Ravi, Anjali, Azhagam Perumal
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Theni Easwar
Editing : A. Sreekar Prasad
Director Ram has been far-famed for his unconventional genre of movies like Kattradhu Tamizh and Thanga Meengal. Now he comes up with a different backdrop of tale completely in contrast to his erstwhile movies. Taramani speaks of urban love story starring Vasanth Ravi and Andrea Jeremiah in lead roles. Azhagam Perumal, Anjali, J Satish Kumar have played important roles in this movie. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed music.
Two outlandish natures of people – Vasanth Ravi and Andrea Jeremiah come across each other during a heavy rainy day. After few minutes of misunderstandings prevailing there, Vasanth Ravi narrates his short and tragic love story of a girl dumping him. Later, it’s revealed that Andrea Jeremiah is a divorce with a kid to rise up. With the past of these characters being completely drenched in darkness, will they be able to unite themselves crossing all odds.
One thing that we tend to notice while watching Taramani isn’t about the top-notch technical panoramas or the substantial narration, but the drastic change in Ram over narrating a story. In his erstwhile movies, it had the imprints of his aggravations towards the city life and here he has deepened himself with an enlightening preparation for this film. First of its kind theme in Tamil cinema over the recent times, where Ram brings forth the strong realities like a girl’s independency over smoke and alcohol, Gay issues and the awkwardness of infidelities among women. It would have been too much of burden for anyone to carry out of theatres. Too many adult themed factors, but Ram narrates it with a much decent way. Kudos to the filmmaker for his earnest attempt or a just miss would have made this a psycho-drama. Having said that the genre is ‘Drama’, don’t come up judgmental claiming there is no raciness in the tale. Taramani is a movie that you have prepared yourself before watching and that will offer a good experience.
The greatest strength to the film is the entire league of technicians. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score escalates the film to a greater degree. Cinematography by Theni Eshwaran looks like the Ghost work of veteran filmmaker Balu Mahendra. So much of elegance and esthetical touch to every frame and camera angles... Sreekar Prasad as usual renders an impeccable show with his editing. Ram’s voiceover to every particular sequence with a contrastive note keeps winning claps and sparkle us with smile.
Newcomer Vasanth Ravi has just breathed the best of life and soul into the characterization. It’s a speculative role that has to stand with perfect urban yet some kind of weirdo type. He carries off the role well, except few sequences that demands more efforts and he just makes it half, especially in the climax sequence. Andrea Jeremiah is a simple reflection of many women, who go through the hurdles of everyday life in personal and professional contexts. Hats off to her for this genius act! She just spells off a raw and naturalistic act that melts our hearts in places. Anjali has a minimal role, but her portions in second half in just a single screen wins the applause. Azhagam Perumal does complete justice to the role. Almost all the characters in the film irrespective of the minimal scope give their best shot.
1. Andrea Jeremiah
2. Yuvan Shankar Raja
3. Technical department
What doesn’t work?
1. Nothing much to mention in particular exception the running length for the slow pace might be an issue.
Taramani reflects with the contemporary issue prevailing in many urban places, but at the same time delivered a beautiful message that a pure love has to go through trials and tribulations over the times to get as precious as gold.
Verdict : Realistic drama with a beautiful message on relationship
Rating : 5.5/10
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