Could you believe that this filmmaker Vijay Padma's first film. That too a movie that dwells on a bold theme, that has not been touched by anyone before. She has balanced the rope well giving a fresh feel. Three cheers to the whole crew for giving their best try.
A movie on transgender, who are always shown in bad light in Tamil cinema, is certainly a gutys attempt. But thanks to producer Punnagai Poovae Geetha, Vijay Padma has managed to make this possible with ease.
Even transgenders have a heart and they have right to live a decent life.This is what Narthaki tries to convey.
Kalki, a transgender, plays the lead role. Born as Subbu, a lovable son in a village in Thanjavur, he slowly develops physical and emotional changes. Subbu decides to elope from house one day and takes refuge in Mumbai with transgender community is living. Subbu becomes Kalki. As it happens Kalki gets social condemnation. But a determined soul, she decides to make a life of her own and learns classical dance. How she emerges triumphant in the struggle for survival is what the story is all about.
Kalki plays her part exceedingly well. She emotes well. One wonders what a thought-process would have gone behind making this tough subject.Though at places it may sound like a documentary, the pace at which the latter part progresses ensures all is well.
Na Muthukumar's lyrics and G V Prakash's music add more strength to the script.
Vijay Padma has proved that cinema is not just a medium to entertain masses but also educate people on sensitive issues that needs immediate attention. Its a tribute to third gender.