Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chirai


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Jul 16, 2012, 5:45:30 PM (9 years ago)
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  • Chirai

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     1'''Chirai''' 
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     3 
     4aka Sirai 
     51984 143’ col Tamil 
     6d/sc/dial R.C. Sakthi pc Ananthi Films p Mohan 
     7st Anuradha Ramanan lyr Pulamai Pithan, 
     8Muthulingam, Piraichoodan c Vishwam Nataraj 
     9m M.S. Vishwanathan 
     10lp Rajesh, Prasanna, Pandian, Laxmi, Ilavarasi, 
     11S.S. Chandran, A. Shakuntala, S.N. Parvathi 
     12 
     13 
     14The drunken landlord Anthony (Rajesh) rapes 
     15Bhagirathi (Lakshmi), wife of the village 
     16Brahmin priest. When her husband (Prasanna) 
     17rejects her, encouraged by a kindly policeman 
     18she moves in with her rapist and eventually 
     19develops an attachment to him. When he dies 
     20she prefers to be known as the man’s widow 
     21and refuses to rejoin her husband. A parallel 
     22story has a farm-worker (Pandian) courting a 
     23local politician’s daughter (Elavarasi), 
     24providing an opportunity to show the corrupt 
     25relationships between politicians and police. 
     26The story’s impact is diluted by gross comedy, 
     27cabarets, and a fight sequence inserted for boxoffice 
     28reasons. Laxmi gives an accomplished 
     29repeat performance of a rape victim (cf. Sila 
     30Nerangalil Sila Manithargal, 1976). The film 
     31upset Brahmin organisations, which 
     32campaigned against it. 
     33 
     34[[Film]]