ANJALA – REVIEW

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Pasupathi runs a centenary tea shop in the name Anjala which was set up during the British period by his grandfather in the village. This shop prevails as his world. The friends who are living around the shop are very much fond of that shop.

Hero Vimal is waiting for a loan amount from the bank to establish a two wheeler service Centre. He and his friends spend their leisure hours in the tea shop itself.

At this happiest moment, the annoyance intrudes in the form of highways department as it decides to destroy the tea shop for widening the road. But, Pasupathi gets stay order on that decision. At the same time, the problem appears in a different dimension through the local police officer and the local politician Subbu Panju. Tea shop friends also disperse at this juncture. What the problem is? Who appeared victorious? – That is climax.

Vimal exhibits his usual mannerism in this film too. ‘Attakkathi’ Nandhitha shows an improvement in her performance. Pasupathi’s role lifts him to the status of another hero. His performance much impresses us.

Music director Gopi Sundar’s job is acceptable. The job of Camera man Ravi Kannan brings a real life of village people (their dependence upon the tea shop) in front of us.

As the spirit of this film revolves around the tea shop, it is advisable that the director should have concentrated on picturizing the affinity between the friends and tea shop. The scenes regarding freedom struggle period are admirable. But, the climax scene is not effectual and fails to impress us.