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|Produced by||M. A. Jinnah|
Y. G. Mahendran
|Music by||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|26 October 2008|
The beginning is promising, at any rate, as you watch a Don't-Care Murugesan (Bharath) limp sorrowfully from the Central Jail, Palayamkottai, in a scruffy beard and glasses.
He has been incarcerated for 17 years. Naturally, there's a story which rewinds from 1989. In those halcyon days, he's an unruly youngster in pretty village Sivasailam, (Hari's forte, Thirunelveli District), the son of a hard-working flower-sellers (Rajesh and Yuvasri), with Thapaal Thangavelu (Vadivelu), who provides as much laughter as the posts he delivers.
Life is a long, sunny adventure for Murugesan who beats people up, sells his grandfather's land, runs over rooftops (like the rooster of the title) and incurs so much of his father's wrath that he's prophesied to meet a horrible end. Not that this gloomy prospect affects Murugesan—he continues on his own sweet way until he runs smack into Parijatham (debutante Poonam Bajwa), a demure, fair-complexioned, striking Iyer girl, the daughter of Panjami Iyer (Y. G. Mahendran) and the younger sister of Gayatri (Simran).
Thus we have the first half which is a series of rollicking fun interspersed with logical sequences; the two have sudden and quirky escapades.
In the meantime, the village's bigwig (Sampath Raj), who is magnanimous in public and a tyrant at home, casts his eyes on Parijatham. What sets his characterization apart is that he is not your average villain who shrieks and carries away the heroine; he places his pawns carefully, and is afraid of being found out and Parijatham is trapped and he starts removing her dresses. He and Murugesan come close to breaking each other's bones many times—but the situations defuse themselves in a perfectly natural fashion.
Several twists in the tale occur in a quick fashion, and Murugesan and Parijatham are bound in a net from which, seemingly, there is no escape.
|Soundtrack album by G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
An Ak Audio
|G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology|
|Kannamma Kannamma||Vijay Yesudas, Gayathri|
|Namma Ooru Nallaarukku||Tippu, Manickka Vinayagam, Anuradha Sriram|
|Odamarathu Mullapola||Benny Dayal|
|Paarvaile Oru Yekkam||Naresh Iyer|
|Thulasi Chediyum Aralipoovum||Hariharan, Deepa Miriam|