Who said only commercial masalas are made in Tamil cinema. The likes of Vazhakku En 18/9 in the recent past provided some hope. Now joining the list in Rattinam.
Helmed by debutant filmmaker S Thangasamy, Rattinam is too close to reality. If one were impressed watching Kadhal, so would be seeing Rattinam. Romance forms the crux of the movie. The movie features debutantes Lagubaran and Swathy, supported by an apt star cast. Produced by Rajarathinam Films, the movie has music by Manurameshan and camera work by Raj Sundar.
Jayam (Lagubaran), is a fun-loving youth in love with a school student Dhanam (Swathy), whose uncle is an advocate and has close links with police officials. Jayam's brother is a businessman and a wannabe politician. When the romance between them come to light, all troubles begin.
The couples flee their house. But the movie doesn't end here. There is a twist and all hell breaks loose. Both Lagubaran and Swathy does a decent job. Thangasamy has managed to get the best from them.Their on-screen chemistry is good. Both shoulder their responsibilities in such a serious flick well.
Thangsamy should be commended for using Tuticorin as the story's backdrop. The camera explores new locations there. Music by Manurameshan is ok and so is cinematography by Raj Sundar.
On the whole, one cant rave about the climax. Rattinam is a whiff of fresh air.