|Directed by||Pugazendhi Thangaraj|
|Produced by||P. Steven|
|Written by||Tamizharuvi manian (dialogue)|
|Screenplay by||Pugazendhi Thangaraj|
|Story by||Pugazendhi Thangaraj|
|Music by||D. Imman|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
Global Media & Entertainment
|16 December 2011|
Uchithanai Muharnthaal or Uchithanai Mukarnthal is a 2011 Tamil drama film directed by Pugazendhi Thangaraj and assisted by Prashanth Ramamurthy. The film's plot revolves around a 13-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil girl, portrayed by child actress Neenika. The film also stars Sathyaraj, Seeman and Sangeetha, while featuring music scored by D. Imman. The film released in December 2011.
Punithavadhi (Neenika) is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her parents in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The neighborhood and the surrounding more often remains a mute victim to the atrocities perpetrated on unarmed men, women and children by the heavily armed SL army troops. As it happens, tragedy strikes Punitha’s family as she becomes the latest gang rape victim by the SL soldiers. As a result, Punitha gets pregnant.
Punitha’s mother, in order to save her child from further trouble, lands up on Indian shores by illegal means. Professor Nadesan (Sathyaraj), who is under fire from the local police for offering refuge to illegal immigrants from SL, patronizes Punitha and her mother. He and his wife Nirmala (Sangeetha) take Punitha to Dr. Rekha (Lakshmi Ramakrishnan) for regular medical checkups.
When Natesan and Nirmala are away on some work, Punitha disappears from their house and lands up in the clutches of some local rowdies. She gets unexpected help from a transgender security guard (Aishwarya) who saves her from the custody of the rowdies and reaches her safely to Natesan’s residence. With the security guard’s help, Natesan brings the culprits to book. During the course of this case, Natesan befriends the local police inspector Charles Anthony (Seeman).
The story takes a turn when Punitha is known to have HIV contracted from the gang rape. The rest of the film revolves around the struggle to save Punitha and her child. Punitha is unable to be saved in the end, though, and dies along with her father, who dies earlier in the film as a result of being shot by the SL Army, and her mother, who also dies in the film after being abducted by the SL army when looking for her husband. The end credits portray all three of them walking along the beach of Batticoloa happily.
- Neenika as Punithavadhi
- Sathyaraj as Nadesan
- Seeman as Charles Antony
- Sangeetha as Nadesan's wife
- Nassar as Dr. Deivanayagam
- Lakshmi Ramakrishnan as Dr. Rekha
- Lavanya as Maheshwari
- Aishwarya as Security Guard
The soundtrack was composed by D. Imman.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Dhibu Ninan Thomas|
|D. Imman chronology|
|Tracklist (Tamil version)|
|1.||"Uchithanai Mukarnthal"||Mathangi Jagdish, Priyanka, Balaram||5:00|
|2.||"Iruppai Thamizha Neruppai"||D. Imman||4:37|
|3.||"Chutti Pennae"||SuVi, Durga Viswanath, Harini Ravi, Shekkinath Shawn||4:27|
|4.||"Yeno Yeno"||Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram||2:18|
|5.||"Sweet Memories"||Blues Harp||1:21|
Sify gave the movie a positive verdict calling it a bold film while highlighting Neenika's performance.
- http://www.koodal.com/tamil/movies/hotnews/7093/seeman-in-eelam-tamil-s-uchithanai-muharnthal-movie (in Tamil)
- "'Uchithanai Muharnthaal' - A touching story - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
- "Movie Review:Uchithanai Muharnthal". Sify.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.