16 Vayathinile (1977)
Cinema was revolving around Four Walls for along time
and all the movie were Family oriented and hard subject
stories. Then came a Change i would say a revolution.I
hope BARATHIRAJA was the first person who changed the
FOUR WALL subject and took the cameras to VILLAGES and
started to make movies on FEELINGS and DREAMS of an
ordinary human. I really appreciate his Service to the
movie field.The story starts with a Young Good Looking
Village girl MAYIL (MY ALL TIME DREAM GIRL SREE DEVI)
dreaming to become a Teacher. Her mom GANDHIMATHI who is
a widow and is a Village Roudi. All that she does is
fight with females in that Village which really affects
our Dream girl Sree Devi.
One must see SREE DEVI's acting when she Jumps with
happiness when she is done with her 10th
Standard.CHAPPANI (KAMAL) gets introduced as a innocent
and Half Crack guy who works for SREE's mom doing the
needful for the family and for the village people. His
primary job is to give an OIL Massage to PATTARAI (RAJINI)
who gets all information about SREE DEVI and about
Village people. One must see how all these three legends
(RAJINI, KAMAL, SREE DEVI) has acted in this movie.
Really Fantastic and great.
Especially in a village festival when RAJINI sees SREE
DEVI in a PAVADAI and when his friends say "LOOK At
MAYIL how beautiful she is in her PAVADAI" RAJINI in
turn will reply "AVALU KENNA AV ATHALUKU PAVADA POTTA
KUDA NALA IRRUKUM"The story runs without a single
deviation and without any overacting which really made
me cry seeing the Talents at their best on my Screens.
KAMAL dreams marrying SREE DEVI as KURUVAMMA (GANDHI
MATHI) calls KAMAL as "MARUMAGANE" !! But our SREE who
has much better dreams falls in LOVE with a Veterinary
Doctor who visits the Village who looks like a "SAIDAPET
SONGI" with a SODA BODDI GLASS and BELL BOTTOM PANT.
Sree gets attracted to his modern Life and she starts
her dream !! She even ignores her TEACHER JOB which was
her long time ambition in life for her IMAGINARY DREAM
with the doctor.The Dream World of the sad Village girl
comes to an end when that Stupid Ugly Looking Irritating
Doctor says that "HE DIDNT LOVE HER AND SHE JUST LOVED
HER AGE" !! I really felt like slapping that guy. Then
KAMAL Takes care of the family and asking MAYIL not to
worry ! Then comes the Directors talent who made us to
FLY IN DREAMS for 1 1/2 HOURS make us to CRY FOR another
ONE HOUR as KURUVAMMA (Sree Devi's Mom) dies.
VILLAN RAJINI whose aim is to SLEEP with SREE DEVI once
gets into the house when she was Sleeping and At last
KAMAL kills RAJINI by throwing a big stone and the DREAM
AND EMOTIONS die and the Story ends.
Punch Dialogue : Idhu Eppadi Irukku............ How is