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  • Veedu

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     1'''Veedu''' 
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     4aka The House aka Home and the World 
     51987 110’ col Tamil 
     6d/sc/c Balu Mahendra p Kala Das pc Shri Kala 
     7Int. st Ahila Balu Mahendra m Ilaiyaraja 
     8lp Archana, Bhanuchander, M.A. Chokkalinga 
     9Bhagavathar, Sathya, Indu 
     10 
     11 
     12Released in the International Year of Shelter, 
     13the film tells of Sudha (Archana), a government 
     14clerk in Madras, who lives with her sister and 
     15grandfather Murugesan (Bhagavathar), a retired 
     16music teacher. They look for a new home and 
     17are advised to build one instead. Helped by her 
     18friend Gopi (Bhanuchander), she encounters 
     19harassment, corruption and obstruction 
     20wherever she turns until, in the end, the Water 
     21Authority appropriates her new house and she 
     22is last seen in a freeze-frame seeking redress 
     23through the courts. The director claimed it to 
     24be a true story, inspired by the experiences of 
     25his mother. As his own cinematographer, 
     26Mahendra uses hand-held techniques and 
     27atmospheric source lighting to great effect. 
     28There are no song and dance sequences but 
     29the movie lovingly shows the old man singing 
     30beloved Tamil songs. The music is taken 
     31largely from Ilaiyaraja’s album How to Name It. 
     32Archana’s and especially Bhagavathar’s 
     33performances stand out, while the overly 
     34emphatic figure of building worker Mangatha 
     35strikes a false note. 
     36 
     37[[Film]]