The setting is a mofussil locality – Mullai Nagar – the place Matta Sekar (Dinesh, who offers his finest efficiency since Attakathi) helps out his toddy vendor dad Murugesan (Mayilsamy, who, for a change, will get to play a personality as a substitute of a comic). The preliminary parts revolve round him wooing (with a bit of little bit of stalking) Sundari (Mahima Nambiar). The plot kicks in when Irumbukkai Selva (Dheena), a functionary within the dominant occasion of the place, begins working a bar. With the locals preferring Murugesan’s toddy, he decides to make use of his political clout to run the man out of enterprise. Sekar realises that he wants political backing to outlive and seeks the assistance of Parasuraman (Radha Ravi, in yet one more effortlessly informal efficiency), a senior functionary in the identical occasion. This angers Selva, who destroys Murugesan’s toddy store. An indignant Sekar decides to complete Selva off, however what occurs subsequent modifications the fortunes of all these characters in amusing methods.
Despite the premise providing the chance to relate this story as a gritty motion drama (a la Madras), Rajkumar chooses to inform it in a lighter, satirical vein. This is what makes Annanukku Jey totally different. Sekar does not rework from a happy-go-lucky man to a revenge-seeking motion hero following a vital growth. He continues to stay the identical… An try on his life, nonetheless he outwit his attackers not with brawn however with mind. The evolution of this character will not be exterior however primarily inside – he turns into cautious and learns easy methods to play the political recreation. Take the scene the place he meets Parasuraman after being let down by the person in a time of want. He complains about not being supplied any assist and the wily politician replies in a wishy-washy method. Sekar appears to simply accept his reasoning, however as he’s about to depart, the 2 males seize up one another. This pause is all that the director must tells us what has modified in his protagonist.
Rajkumar additionally offers us a milieu that feels lived in. The mise en scène provides a lot flavour to the movie and helps make characters really feel like they belong to the place. There can be an undercurrent of humour, which we get by way of throwaway traces and visible gags.
But the place the movie scores probably the most is within the refined methods by which it takes a dig at politics. More importantly, it does not take the better route – use up to date political developments as reference to make its level. Instead, it focuses on the absurdity that may be noticed in politics on the grassroot degree. Rajkumar desires to say that within the bigger scheme of issues, the blokes within the decrease rungs are completely disposable. Even somebody like Parasuraman is merely a pawn.