Up within the hills, we’re launched to vibrant characters, like Chako (Abu Valayangulam), the labour activist within the place, Kangaani (Anthony Vaathiyaar), the supervisor, Ravi (Aarubala), a grasping property proprietor, and Bakkiyam (Sornam), who runs a tea store. There can also be the proud old-timer, who sniggers on the common who nonetheless prefers to make use of donkeys to hold the load, boasts about his hill-climbing prowess in his youth and insists on carrying the burden by himself till his dying.
What the director establishes in these scenes is just not a story however a way of the place and its individuals, who stick collectively and assist one another out. Money appears to be secondary. They are wonderful with barter. We repeatedly see monetary dealings the place the characters by no means discuss concerning the sum of money concerned.
There is a semblance of a plot, involving Rangu’s dream of proudly owning his personal land and farming in it, which involves the fore higher within the second half. In truth, in a stark distinction to the pre-interval parts, quite a bit occurs within the second half. During the course of a music, we see Rangu getting married, to Eswari (Gayathri Krishna), his relative, having a baby, who grows up right into a boy by the time the music ends. But issues stay low-key even in these segments. Even when Rangu’s dream will get dashed, issues don’t get too melodramatic. Instead, he simply picks up and strikes on. Ilaiyaraaja’s rating, too, stays understated.
And because of this the pre-climax parts really feel unconvincing. Ravi turns into a bonafide villain on this narrative, and the participation of Rangu in a ‘revolt’ lacks credibility, particularly when he isn’t personally affected by Ravi’s actions. One second, we see him framed standing as an onlooker and within the very subsequent, we see him an energetic participant in violence!
But the movie ends with a bang (even whereas the filmmaking stays low-key) even because it subtly delivers its message — how growth additionally results in the destruction of a lifestyle and a group. This is all of the extra related in these instances of specific highways marketed as inexperienced corridors. The zoom-out method, which was used to present us the breathtaking view within the earlier scenes, is employed to even better impact, leaving us with a punch within the intestine.