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14th
Special: Beyond Bollywood
WATERBIRDS
Director_ Seenu RAMASAMY
India 2012 134min 35mm color feature
Review

Trend of Tamil film recently can be divided into two types. One is a typical drama and comedy under influence of common Bollywood film which is continued since 1920. The other is an art house cinema which totally erased Tamil’s color. Interestingly enough, Waterbirds is different to both styles. Arulappasamy is a young man who is an alcoholic and wastrel who is a constant embarrassment for his hardworking parents. Esther is an orphan girl who is adopted by a nun and she stays in the church. Arulappasamy gets attracted to Esther and his love for her, changes him. He gives up drinking and wants to work so that he can marry Esther. But the local fishermen do not allow him to go into the sea. The young man due to his determination buys a boat, marries his love and life is all rosy, till fate intervenes. The film shows Christian sentiment as the film set basis on Tamil’s original life where western religion is difficult to be accepted. The film solves a collision between old days and nowadays making the best use of regional characteristics of Tamil. Absorbing trend from European cinema, recent Indian cinema is seeking new breakthrough and Waterbirds is the masterpiece in the front line of the movement.

CREDIT
  • DirectorSeenu RAMASAMY
  • CinematographyBALU
  • MusicRAGHUNANTHAN
CastVISHNU, SUNANINA, SARANYA
DIRECTOR
Seenu RAMASAMY
Seenu Ramasamy comes from the South of India and commenced his career as an assistant to Ace cinematographer and film maker Balu Mahendra. His strength lies in strong characterization and bringing to screen realistic images. In his career span of 10 years in Tamil cinema he has experimented on various genres and has earned critical acclaim.
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