From one of the most world renowned tamil director's, comes this epic tale of love and the dramas that follow. Alaipayuthey shows us that as love matures there are many obstacles that come our way, to brave through them all is the test of true love. Starring the heartthrob of southern world class cinema, Madhavan and Shalini, you'll see the waves of life pass through the very essence of what we call love.
This tale by Mani Ratnam is a classic set in the suburban backdrop of Chennai, packed with the drama of two lovers battling their inner selves only to realize their answer lies in the those moments that reinforce their love. The tale follows as a series of flashbacks and has been excellently narrated by Ratnam, using world class techniques of story-telling. The Hindu cited the film saying, "The wavy movements are not restricted to the title card alone. Alaipayuthey goes backward and forward in time and the movement holds a thin thread of suspense too. The oscillation from joy and levity to seriousness and sorrow creates impressive waves"
About the Director:
Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam, commonly known as Mani Ratnam is a very well read and experienced filmmaker with more than 20 film titles under his banner. He has made epics stories such as Dil Se, Guru and Ravaan which were nationwide blockbusters in India and ran the international circuits garnering many praises and laurels where ever they went. International directors have been known to collaborate with Mani Ratnam for many of his projects.
His innovative production techniques set his projects apart from the rest and set up him to the standards of international cinematic storytelling. Mani Ratnam's projets incorporate the biggest talents in the industry and he isn't afraid of using new faces that have depth in his professional experience. His experimental nature and ability to use film-techniques from various genres, makes his films far more enjoyable. They are packed with suspense, drama and the most beautiful sound scores in Indian cinema, thanks to his collaboration with A. R. Rehman.
Karthik (Madhavan) is an engineering graduate who happens to lay eyes on Shakti (Shalini), a medical student, at a wedding. The two meet regularly after that on suburban trains, to and from work and university. Karthik and Shakti eventually fall in love. Karthik's father Varadarajan, a lawyer, learns of the relationship and meets Shakti's dad Selvaraj. He asks Selvaraj, a railways employee, for his consent to a marriage between the two young lovers. However, upon meeting, the two parents disagree and the wedding is called off.
From here on being the twisting turning plot that makes love so much more desirable. They say all good things are worth fighting for and that's exactly how Mani Ratnam portrays the struggles of achieving love in today's contemporary world, divided by class and hierarchy. The conflicts showns showcase deep insight into the characters. The settings helps enhance the meaning and subtle nuances of the film. The music heightens that struggles and encapsulates that viewers in a mesmerizing tale of love.
Enjoy this beautiful and thought provoking tale with your family and friends. The brilliance of Mani Ratnam is visible in every frame. Be touched with the emotions felt by the characters and the mesmerizing performance of Madhavan. Truly a collector's item for film lovers and enthusiasts, this All region DVD will let you experience the magic of cinema at your home. It's more than a one-time watch and will enthrall you with the beauty and depth of our contemporary world.
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