Ezhaiyin Sirippil

Stars: Prabhudeva, Roja, Kausalya, Vivek
Music: Deva
Director: K. Subash
Released: February 2000
Reviewer: Usha Gopalakrishnan
Rating: 3 stars

It is a story about a guy who sacrifices his life for the well-being of another family, whom he inadvertently harms.

Prabhudeva works at a bus stop, getting people to board the buses owned by Nassar. Roja sells lottery tickets at the same bus-stop and is in love with Prabhudeva (oru thalai kaadhal). Nassar's daughter Kausalya also loves Prabhudeva. Suvalakshmi is another character who gets raped at a police station and consequently becomes mentally unstable. Her brother commits suicide, leaving behind a pregnant wife Prabhudeva and Roja in "Ezhaiyin Sirippil"(Indhu) and Prabhudeva blames himself for this tragedy since he was the one who left Suvalakshmi at the police station! So, in the end, he marries the widowed sister-in-law, Indhu, while the policeman who raped Suva turns over a new leaf and marries her.

Even though the story may not be all that great, the movie, on the whole is well-made. Prabhudeva has given an excellent performance (esp. the way he sings out the names of all the towns at the bus stop). Vivek and Nassar are their usual selves. The first half of the movie is filled with comedy and moves very fast. The songs are different and very good - especially Sakkara vaLLi kanakka sirichaanga is very pleasing to the ears. Worth watching with the family.

Usha Gopalakrishnan

Original Photograph (Ezhaiyin Sirippil): Thanks to Cinema Express
Photograph scanned & reworked by: Sandya