Kumar (choreographer Dhinesh ‘Master’) works as trash collector in the Corporation. His job proves to be a stumbling block when it comes to his marriage, as he faces rejections multiple times.
Finally, by making a false statement that he is working as clerk, she marries Poongodi (Manisha Yadav). But her parents know the truth about Kumar’s job. Soon, Kumar and Poongodi become parents.
One day, Poongodi comes to know about Kumar’s real job and all hell breaks loose in the family. A dejected Poongodi distances herself from Kumar and isolates him.
In the meantime, she also finds solace with her neighbour Arjun’s (Sujo Mathew). Along with the infant, she elopes with him. The rest is all about how this affects Kumar and his family.
Dinesh has made a welcome debut and he conveys his emotions through dance. Going forward, he should concentrate on minute expressions. Manisha Yadav fits well to the role and has delivered goods.
Almost all members of the cast, including Yogi Babu, Aadhira (Kumar’s Mother), George (Manisha’s father) and Kasthuri paati have performed well.
Though stories of extra-marital affairs are not new to Kollywood, director Kaali Rangasami has tried something different by conveying it very close to the real life.
He has been ably supported by cinematographer Mahesh Muthuswamy, who gives us a feeling of watching a live event. Music and other departments too have helped the director well.
On the flip side, while the first half is engaging, we get a documentary feel in the second half. Also, certain scenes move like slow motion. But there is no denial that Oru Kuppai Kathai is a honest and raw film that deserves kudos.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Oru Kuppai Kathai – Golden Garbage