Uchithanai Muharnthaal or Uchithanai Mukarnthal is a 2011 Tamil drama film directed by Pugazendhi Thangaraj and assisted by Prashanth Ramamurthy. The film's plot revolves around a 13-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil girl, portrayed by child actress Neenika. The film also stars Sathyaraj, Seeman and Sangeetha, while featuring music scored by D. Imman. The film released in December 2011.
1 Storyline 2 Cast 3 Reception 4 References
Storyline Punitha (Neenika) is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her parents in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The neighbourhood and the surrounding more often remains a mute victim to the atrocities perpetrated on unarmed men, women and children by the heavily armed Lankan army troops. As it happens, tragedy strikes Neenika’s family as she becomes the latest gang-rape victim by the Lankan soldiers. As a result, the 13-year-old girl gets pregnant. Punitha’s mother, in order to save her child from further trouble, lands up on Indian shores by illegal means. Professor Nadesan (Sathyaraj), who is under fire from the local police for offering refuge to illegal immigrants from Lanka, patronizes Punitha and her mother. He and his wife Nirmala (Sangeetha) takes the poor Punitha to Dr. Rekha (Lakshmi Ramakrishnan) for regular medical check-ups. When Natesan and Nirmala are away on some work, Punitha disappears from their house and lands up in the clutches of some local rowdies. Fortunately for Punitha, she gets unexpected help from a transgender security guard (Aishwarya) who saves Punitha from the custody of those rowdies and reaches her safely to Natesan’s residence. With Aishwarya’s help, Natesan brings the culprits to book. During the course of this case, Natesan befriends the local police inspector (Seeman). The story takes a turn when Punitha is known to have HIV contracted from the gang rape. The rest of the film revolves around the struggle to save Punitha and her child. Punitha is unable to be saved in the end though, and dies. Along with her father, who dies earlier in the film as a result of being shot by the SL Army, and her mother who also dies in the film after being abducted by the SL army when looking for her husband. The end credits portray all three of them walking along the beach of Batticoloa happily. Cast
Neenika as Punithavadhi
Reception Sify gave the movie a positive verdict calling it a bold film while highlighting Neenika's performance. References
^ http://www.koodal.com/tamil/movies/hotnews/7093/seeman-in-eelam-tamil-s-uchithanai-muharnthal-movie (in Tamil) ^ "'Uchithanai Muharnthaal' - A touching story - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2012-08-05. ^ "Movie Review:Uchithanai Muharnthal". Sify.com. Retrieved