Eetti

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Eetti
Eetti.jpg
Directed by Ravi Arasu
Produced by S. Michael Rayappan
Written by Ravi Arasu
Starring Atharvaa
Sri Divya
Jayaprakash
Naren
Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography Saravanan Abhimanyu
Edited by Raja Mohammad
Production
company
Global Infotainment Pvt. Ltd
Distributed by Global Infotainment Pvt Ltd
Release date
11 December 2015
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 5 crore (US$750,000)
Box office 12 crore (US$1.8 million)

Eetti (English: Spear) is a 2015 Tamil language sports action drama film, written and directed by Ravi Arasu and produced by S. Michael Rayappan. The film features Atharvaa and Sri Divya in the lead roles, while G. V. Prakash Kumar composed the film's music. The film was released on 11 December 2015. The film received highly positive reviews upon its release and was blockbuster at boxoffice.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Pugazh (Adharvaa) is an athlete who lives in Thanjavur. He is a hurdles race champion and has won many awards - even beating the national record in a local sports meet. He and his fellow athlete friends get intensive training from his coach (Naren), Devaraj to participate in an important sports meet in Kolkata, the winners of which will qualify for the next major national sports event.

A flashback reveals that Pugazh has Glanzmann Thrombasthenia which prevents his blood from clotting following any injury. If he gets even a small scratch, he might bleed to death. His father (Jayaprakash) is a constable at the local police station who is very protective of him, has high hopes that his son will advance well in life and make a name for himself as an athlete.

Gayathri (Sri Divya), a college student who lives in Chennai finds out that her friend is being harassed on the phone every night by a guy. Gayathri decides to take action by calling him up and threatening him in foul language. However, due to a mix up, she ends up calling Pugazh in Thanjavur instead. The next day she realizes her mistake and apologises to Pugazh on the phone. As a joke he asks her to top up his mobile phone account and she quickly does so to make up for it. He then pesters her successfully for several days day for further credit for his mobile phone account until he introduces himself and tells her that he won't call and annoy her anymore. Even though they both have not seen each other's faces before, Gayathri realises that she likes him and initiates their next communication.

The Calcutta sports meet gets unexpectedly relocated to Chennai instead. Hence, the coach decides to go to Chennai with Pugazh and the rest of the team a few days early and train there which was perfect for Pugazh to make plans to meet up with Gayathri. Gayathri's brother, Dinesh (Thirumurgan) gets involved in an counterfeit money scam and calls the cops on the criminal gang who manufacture the currency notes without revealing his identity. The right-hand man in the criminal gang falls for Gayathri when he sees her. The leader of the gang goes to Gayathri's house to speak to her parents to get her married off to his favorite henchman. But Dinesh intervenes and threatens to go to the police in the process revealing that he is the one who called the cops on the gang.

The gang decides to murder Dinesh. When the henchmen are chasing Dinesh, he gets a lift from Pugazh, who is on his way to meet Gayathri on his bike lying to him that his sister is in the hospital. Due to stress, Dinesh forgets to thank Pugazh when he gets dropped off, but the gang members get a good look at Pugazh thinking that he intentionally helped Dinesh escape. They find Pugazh, who is still on his way to meet Gayathri, and try to beat him up. But he fights back and beats them up without getting a scratch on him. During the fight, he hurls one of the gang members, who accidentally falls on Gayathri who is also in her way to see Pugazh. She gets knocked off her scooty and her side mirror breaks. She calls Pugazh's mobile just as he is finishing off the fight. They both see each other for the first time. Pugazh immediately gets a liking to her and her beauty, but Gayathri gets upset thinking that he is a rowdy.

Pugazh is still able to get in the good books of Gayathri and Dinesh by seeing them again during Gayathri's birthday invites him to his house from, where on Gayathri gets more romantically involved with Pugazh. Meanwhile, after further altercations, the gangsters track and kill Dinesh. In retaliation to Pugazh's beating of the gangsters, they beat Devaraj, who tries to get help from the police. The Deputy Commissioner gives a gun to Pugazh hidden from every one so that he can once for all finish the gangs activities using Pugazh's motivated intentions to save Devaraj. He is tracked again by the gangsters who try to harm his friends and Devaraj, but Pugazh fights them off and finally kills them with the gun he has hidden in his shoes. The next day, he enters the competition but a fake athlete planted by the gangsters earlier inflicts a cut on his arm. He still runs through the hurdles and ends up unconscious as he crosses the finish line. The final tally shows him winning the hurdles race in a photo finish ending, by .01 seconds. The final scenes show Gayathri as his wife watching Pugazh winning the gold medal in the Asian games, following which he also gets the post of Deputy Superintndent of Police in Thanjavur.

Cast[edit]

  • Atharvaa as Pughazhenthi Subramaniam, award-winning athlete and DSP of Tanjore in the end
  • Sri Divya as Gayathri Venugopal
  • Shantha Kumar as Cameo appearance
  • Naren as Devaraj
  • Selva as Rudrakumar
  • Rail Ravi
  • Achyuth Kumar as Nasoor Meeran
  • Jayaprakash as Subramaniam
  • Azhagam Perumal as Venugopal
  • Aadukalam Murugadoss as Pughazh's friend
  • R. N. R. Manohar as Sampath
  • Kavin J. Babu
  • Thirumurugan as Dinesh Venugopal
  • Kaali Venkat as Senthil (guest appearance)
  • Crane Manohar as Tea Master
  • Ramachandran Durairaj as Isaac
  • Ashvin Raja as Ramesh, Pughazh's friend
  • Sri Balaji as Charles, Pughazh's friend
  • Subash as Mathialagan
  • Riyaz as Karthik
  • Eashwar
  • Sonia Venkat as Pughazh's mother
  • Rindhuravi as Gayathri's mother
  • Shalu Shamu
  • Nithyashree Venkataramanan as Pughazh's sister

Production[edit]

The film began its first schedule from 29 November 2013, with posters released depicting Adharvaa as an athlete.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack is compsoed by GV Prakash. Audio of the movie is planned to release on 25 September 2015.[5] Behindwoods wrote "A decent album from GV Prakash that works at parts".[6]

  • Kuiyyo Muiyyo — Ranjith, Vandana Srinivasan, Malavika Sundar
  • Oru Thuli — Siddharth Mahadevan
  • Panjumittai — Hariharasudhan
  • Un Swasam — GV Prakash, Maya, VJ Rickey
  • Naan Pudicha — GV Prakash, Shaktishree Gopalan

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.

Critical reception[edit]

The film received generally positive reviews from critics. Writing for The Hindu, Baradwaj Rangan said,"An athlete faces hurdles off the track too when he gets involved with counterfeiters."[7] Behindwoods rated the film 2.75 out of 5 and wrote, "Atharvaa is sharp in this decent entertainer".[8] Indiaglitz wrote"'Eetti' is the best bet for commercial movie lovers.[9] Rediff wrote "Overall, director Ravi Arasu’s Eetti is a lighthearted commercial entertainer that is worth a watch".[10] Times of India wrote "Eetti revolves around a sportsperson but it is not a sports film. It is a masala action movie that has smarts but is undone to an extent by the compromises that the director makes to his story".[11] Sify wrote "Overall, Eetti with its confused presentation is not an entirely unwatchable film".[12]

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