Age no bar
A 36-year-old Vasanthi (Jyothika) is a homemaker. Her husband Tamilselvan (Rahman) aspires to emigrate to Ireland, but Vasanthi can’t accompany him as most Irish companies turn down her job applications. There is nothing interesting about her life; she leads a mundane life but craves for a change.
One dramatic day, she learns that the President of India would like to have a conversation with her. Unfortunately, the meeting turns out to be a disaster and she becomes the butt of jokes and before long, she watches haplessly as her husband and daughter decide to fly away to Ireland.
Her old friend Susan David (Abhirami), now a successful business woman, reminds her of the woman she used to be and inspires her to rediscover her younger self, a woman with big dreams and aspirations.
Vasanthi finds herself face to face with almost every situation that an average woman of her age goes through. Was she able to come up in life or not?
Welcome back Jyothika. Even after an eight-year-break, Jyothika’s acting skills are stil the same. In fact, in some scenes, she reminds us of her solid performance in Mozhi and Chandramukhi.
Three cheers to Suriya, for producing this comeback vehicle of his wife. There can’t be a more dignified product than this, which is a feel-good positive story about a middle-aged woman.
Equally laudable is director Rosshan Andrrews, who, despite making few changes to the original script, has recreated the magic of the original. Certain scenes wow us, while certain other scenes move us.
Abhirami, Rahman and Delhi Ganesh have their roles to play. A big strength is Santhosh Narayanan’s music. From ‘Vaadi Rasathi…’ to the background score, his work travels well with the script.
On the flipside, we have seen many such rags to riches story and some scenes are too familiar. But still, 36 Vayadhinile comes with a charm and it is here to stay.