Manhood and the display of it are indispensible in cinema and literature. As the title, taken from a literary composition, suggests manhood should never be faltered. According to the producers, Aanmai Thavarel, “discusses the issue of human trafficking.” It also touches upon the ever-menacing issue of kidnapping of children and adults alike for various reasons including extorting money and using the victims for various purposes against their wishes.
Director Kuzhandhai Velappan says he is a self-made man and his inspirations come from Mani Ratnam’s movies. Aanmai Thavarel is his debut and he says, “Though India is the seventh largest country in the world, it is the eighth most unsafe place to live. This propelled me to make a script and we are elated when Censor officials gave us a pat watching the movie and said the attempt is very genuine.”
Aanmai Thavarel’s cast list includes a bunch of debutants and seasoned actors including Dhruvah, Shruti, Sampath, Dharan, Panchu Subbu and John Vijay. Mariya Manohar scores music for the movie. The movie is produced by Kamal Nayan who mentioned, “We wanted the film to reflect on an issue that is affecting the society. And we also wanted to offer a solution to it. At a time when kidnapping of children is hogging the headlines, this movie talks about the same.”
This is the season of small timers making it big in the industry. By all means, Aanmai Thavarel could be considered as an indie venture. If the movie manages to strike a chord at the right place, it will be on its way to success. Aanmai Thavarel releases this weekend.