The sufferings of Tamils at the hands of Lankan Army has been brought out in Uchchi Dhanai Mugarndhal well by director Pughazhendhi Thangaraj.
The movie is about a young girl who was gang raped allegedly by Lankan army. The atrocities committed by them in the bid to end the ethnic conflict makes up the film.
Pughazhendi Thangaraj, who made a similar attempt in Kattrukenna Veli, has opted to go the melo-dramatic way here.
Professor Natesan (Sathyaraj) is a Tamil sympathiser. He leads a contended life with his wife (Sageetha). When they were expecting a child, enters Punithavathy (Neelika). She is a teenager who is five-months carrying a child. She was gang raped by Lankan army. From Batticoloa, she manages to come illegally to Chennai. Taking pity on her Natesan gives her shelter and takes care of her. But fate strikes their life in the form of AIDS diagnosed on her.
Neelika is the highlight of the movie. She is right there all through playing a perfect one. Sathyaraj with his subtle performance is apt for the role. Sangeetha, Seeman, Nasser and Lakshmi Ramakrishnan are also in the cast.
Dialogues are the backbone for the film. Imman's musics is catchy while Kannan's camera too deserves a mention.
But a sense of watching a documentary could not be avoided.