Oruththi

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Oruththi
Oruththi movie poster.jpg
Directed byAmshan Kumar
Based onKidai
by Ki. Rajanarayanan
StarringPoorvaja
Bharati Mani
Thomas Ober
Ram Saravana
Music byL. Vaidyanathan
CinematographyP.S. Dharan
Edited byS. Satish & J.N. Harsha
Release date
  • 26 December 2003 (2003-12-26)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Oruththi (English: A Girl) is a 2003 Indian Tamil film directed by Amshan Kumar.

It was selected for the 2003 International Film Festival of India and was screened in the Indian Panorama Section.[1][2] It also won a special award from the Pondicherry government.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Set in 1884 in rural South India,this film is an adaptation of a classic tale. Sevani(Poorvaja) with her bold nature brings timely relief to the entire village from the tyrannical landlord. Overwhelmed the villagers want to repay their gratitude. However they find the low caste girl Sevani's proposal to marry the high caste boy Ellappan(Ganesh) totally unthinkable. It is a blow to the innocent Sevani who comes to realize that everything is judged not by what people do but by their caste into which they are born. Sevani does not agree for anything less than a proper marriage . She opposes their decision and chooses to be with the people of her own caste. Her only possession is a quill pen left by the visiting English official(Thomas Ober), the strokes of which changed the destiny of the village people .

The film is a celebration of the indomitable will of a girl challenging the social customs and by her very act she has sowed the early seeds for emancipation of women.

Cast[edit]

  • Poorvaja
  • Ganesh Babu
  • Raju
  • Balasingh
  • Bharati Mani
  • Thomas Ober
  • Ram saravana

Crew[edit]

Reception[edit]

Oruththi received critical acclaim, with all the reviewers praising the film for its natural treatment.[4][5] The music by L.Vaidyanathan also received positive reception.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2003 : Indian Panorama 2003 : Feature Films". Directorate of Film Festivals. 2003.
  2. ^ "Indian Panorama (Feature Film) - Press Release : ORUTHTHI Synopsis". Press Information Bureau Government of India. 2003.
  3. ^ "Charmed by celluloid". The Hindu. 3 March 2011.
  4. ^ ""Oruththi" — a taste of `other' cinema". The Hindu. 10 October 2004.
  5. ^ "Azhagiyal , Yadhaartham — Oruththi(Tamil)". Dinamani. 2009.
  6. ^ "A tale rooted in the soil". The Hindu. 28 November 2003.

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