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  • Agni Nakshatram

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     1'''Agni Nakshatram''' 
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     41988 146’ col Tamil 
     5d/s Mani Rathnam pc Sujatha Prod. 
     6p G. Venkateshwaran lyr Vali c P.C. Sriram 
     7m Ilaiyaraja 
     8lp Karthik, Prabhu, Amala, Nirosha, 
     9G. Umapathi, Janakaraj, V.K. Ramaswamy, 
     10Jayachitra, Sumitra, Vijayakumar, Tara 
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     13Rathnam’s hit follow-up to Nayakan (1987) is 
     14a music video-type fantasy with rapid cutting, 
     15hazy images and flared lights. It also boasts 
     16one of the most sexually explicit song 
     17picturisations to date: the camera slithers 
     18along, peeking at a woman autoerotically 
     19engaged in an indoor swimming pool. The 
     20plot involves two half-brothers, one a cop 
     21(Prabhu) and the other a streetwise hood 
     22(Karthik), the two mothers (Jayachitra, 
     23Sumitra), and the shared father (Vijaykumar) 
     24who runs separate family establishments for 
     25them. The end, adapted from the Godfather 
     26(1972) hospital sequence, has the two 
     27brothers uniting to reinforce, literally, the law 
     28of the father (who is a Judge). After the 
     29unsatisfactory conflict between the brothers, 
     30one realises, in the critic K. Hariharan’s words, 
     31‘that the real hero of the film is actually 
     32behind the camera [p]ulling out every 
     33gimmick available in the ad-man’s repertoire’. 
     34 
     35[[Film]]