Azhagar samiyin Kudhirai review

Two Azhagarsamis. Two horses. And one beautiful story. This is how Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai, director Suseenthiran’s next after Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu and Nan Mahan Alla, can be described in a nutshell.

The triumph of an honest script is visible from frame one and this film takes Tamil cinema a step close to international movies. Credits should be equally distributed to three persons- Suseenthiran, writer Bhaskar Sakthi and Ilayaraja.

At Mallayapuram, a village near Theni, villagers believe the Rain God will favour them only after they conduct Thiruvizha to Lord Azhagar, during which the deity is taken around the village on a wooden horse.

As everything is set for the festival, they are in for a rude shock when the horse goes missing. But God answers their prayers and a real horse comes to the village, after which many good things happen.

As things go well, Azhagarsami (Appukutti) a youngster comes to the village claiming that he is the owner of the horse. As villagers refuse to part away with horse, Azhagarsami’s marriage (with Saranya Mohan) is at stake.

Each and every actor, be it Appukutti (of Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu and Kullanari Koottam fame) or Saranya Mohan or Azhagan Thamizhmani (who plays the village president) or Barotta Suri (policeman), have given their best. Suseenthiran’s guts to do a movie with Appukutty as hero deserves a special mention.

Ilayaraja’s music is the soul of the film, while visuals by Kasi Viswanathan capture the green scene of southern villages well. The only minus point is the pace of the film. But this doesn’t stop Suseenthiran from winning accolades. Hats off!

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