Cast: Jyothika, Rahman, Abhirami
Direction: Rosshan Andrrews
Banner: 2D Entertainment
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
Genre: Family, Drama
Run Time: 116 Mins
36 Vayadhinile (2015)
Jyothika’s comeback movie after 8 years, 36 Vayadhinile, directed by Rosshan Andrrews and produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment has released today. The movie casts Jyothika, Rahman and Abhirami and many other familiar actors like Delhi Ganesh, Devardhashini and Ilavarasu.
36 Vayadhinile is the remake of Rosshan Andrrews’ Malayalam film, How Old Are You. The movie has music by Santhosh Narayanan, cinematography by Diwakaran and editing by Mahesh Narayanan with dialogues written by Viji.
The film talks about the inevitable changes in the life of a woman after marriage. 36 Vayadhinile is the story of one such woman, Vasanthi (Jyothika).
Though well educated and with a decent government job, all her hopes and dreams are lost in the mundane routine of everyday life. Just cooking three meals a day, and looking to the comforts of her self-centered husband Tamilselvan (Rahman) and daughter sums up her life.
Tamilselvan, who is tired of his mediocre existence, wants to shift to Ireland. Even her young daughter wants to pursue education abroad. But Vasanthi is unable to get a job there and Tamilselvan cannot afford to take her on a dependent visa.
Vasanthi’s life is in turmoil; her daughter is upset and her husband blames her for all the misfortunes in his life. She is hurt by their constant taunts and ridicule at her ineptness and failure to succeed at anything in life.
On the other hand, the President of the Nation wants to meet her as he comes to know that she is the inspiration behind a question posed by her daughter. Suddenly, she is the center of attraction and this helps brings back some pride into her life. Naturally, not so confident Vasanthi faints in front of him which results in lot of humiliation and this devastates her and she becomes even a greater disgrace to her family. Her husband and daughter use this opportunity to escape to Ireland. After slogging for 14 years at her marriage, Vasanthi is left with nothing.
The second half is all about how she struggles to recover her sense of self-worth with the help of an old college friend Suzan (Abhirami). Suzan talks to her to remind herself of all her dreams during the college days. She asks her to re- discover herself and prove her true abilities. This transforms Vasanthi and what she does to herself post this and how she regains respect from her family is the rest of the story.