Screening of “Polladavan” (Tamil)
Interactive session with director Vetrimaran
You are invited for a special screening of “Polladavan” Tamil film, a neat adaptation of Vittoria De Sica’s “Bicycle Thieves”, a Neo-realistic classic which inspired Satyajit Ray who marked Indian celluloid with his Pather Panchali.
Yes, no need to compare all these classics, Vetrimaran says his “Polladavan – was an attempt of a desperate assistant director to get his first film. Nothing more than that.” Did not Ray underwent such a desperation? Probabaly more.
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Centre For Film And Drama
No71, Millers Road,
5 th Floor,
11th June, 2010 (Sunday)
Director Vetrimaran : Director with a vision
Polladavan in brief
Prabhu (Dhanush) is a happy-go-lucky guy who plays carrom in the streets, loses a considerable amount of his middleclass fatherâ€™s (Murali) earnings and indulges in a hopeless romance with a strange girl (Divya Spandana) who he meets at a bus stop. When he is caught in the act of stealing a pittance from his father for booze with his friends, Prabhu questions his fatherâ€™s responsibility towards his upbringing. His angry father gives Prabhu some of his savings and tells him to do something with his life. Prabhu purchases a bike (Bajaj Pulsar) instead and finds a job. The bike eventually saves his life from a freak incident and gets lost, subjecting him to interminable anguish as he searches for his bike.
Prabhu comes into conflict with the underworld, courtesy a brutal murder. Although he wants to stay away, Prabhu invariably gets dragged into rubbing shoulders with the criminals who now target his family to seek revenge.