Reviewer's Summary - Awful|
Actors: Thankar Bachan, Navya Nair, Pyramid Natrajan, R. Sunderrajan, Ganja Karuppu, T.P. Gajendran
Director: Thankar Bachan
Producer: Thankar Bachan
An assault on all artistic sensibilities, Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy plunged us into deep gloom.
A weak story dooms this movie from the first frame itself.
The sole saving grace of this horror is a fine performance by newcomer Navya Nair. As the patient, suffering wife of a wastrel husband, Navya brings to the screen a shining performance that'd be the envy of her seniors.
Ilango (Thankar Bachan) is a school teacher in Chidambaram forever gambling and drinking with his pals, neglecting his wife Thenmozhi (Navya) and two young daughters in the process. He seldom attends to his school job preferring the company of his wastrel buddies to that of students.
Much to the consternation of Ilango's father (Pyramid Natrajan) and father-in-law (R.Sunderrajan), Ilango shows no signs of becoming a responsible individual. Things come to an head when Ilango and his cronies are arrested in a nightclub. The police inspector offers to let Ilango go if he agrees to visit the holy shrine of Lord Ayappa. Faced with a Hobson's choice, a desperate Ilango agrees.
After a visit to Sabarimala, the abode of Lord Ayappa, Ilango moves to the other extreme. He renounces his old habits and friends but now becomes so obsessed with God that he again starts neglecting his family completely. Ilango's wife Thenmozhi is shattered by the change in her husband but all her efforts to make him see reason fail.
One day, Ilango takes the drastic step of deserting his family and going off. But he learns the errors of his ways and returns home to meet with a hostile reception from all those once close to him - his wife, father, in-laws and employer. Is this the end of the road for Ilango?
The music is of a piece with the movie - mediocre. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.