|Directed by||Amshan Kumar|
by Ki. Rajanarayanan
|Edited by||S. Satish & J.N. Harsha|
|Music by||L. Vaidyanathan|
Oruththi (English: A Girl) is a 2003 Indian Tamil film directed by Amshan Kumar.
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 their 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 the caste into which they are born. Sevani does not agree to 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 sows the early seeds for emancipation of women.
- Ganesh Babu
- Bharati Mani
- Thomas Ober
- Ram Saravana
- Director: Amshan Kumar
- Screenplay: Amshan Kumar
- Camera: P.S. Dharan
- Editor: S. Satish & J.N. Harsha
- Art: A.C. Pillai
- Music: L.Vaidyanathan
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