A family oriented film that paints with a broad brush the life of a simple man, Muthaiah (Raj Kiran), who supports his family by running a small printing press. All he cares for is that his children, Ramanathan (Senthil) and Ramalingam (Cheran), gets the opportunities he never even sniffed. But like all families go the happiness is interspersed with fall outs and misery. A film by Cheran that focuses on the importance of family in an almost throwback Visu like fashion but with a tad more class. But he needs to take a page out of Yasujiro Ozu and understand that family dramas can be understated by yet powerful. It needn't be overly long, saturated with melodrama and gut wrenching misery.
Rating: * *