36 Vayadhinile (2015)
Movie: 36 Vayadhinile (CBFC U)
Cast: Jyothika, Rahman, Abhirami
Direction: Rosshan Andrrews
Producer: Suriya
Banner: 2D Entertainment
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
Genre: Family, Drama
Run Time: 116 Mins
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36 Vayadhinile (2015)

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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.

4 Reviews

  1. 6/10

    Well executed by the director, and the wonderful performance of Jyothika definitely make it worth a watch

    The film is undoubtedly Jyothika’s show all the way. She effortlessly keeps you engaged with her myriad expressions, emotions and spontaneity. She draws you into her confused life, makes you smile and brings in a few tears without ever getting overly dramatic.

    The movie definitely seems like the perfect comeback vehicle for this hugely talented actor, who gave up film to focus on her family at the peak of her career.

    Rahman, Abhirami, Delhi Ganesh and others in the cast provide adequate support. Music by Santhosh Narayanan and editing by Mahesh Narayanan deserve special mention.

    A simple yet effective script, well executed by the director, coupled with some enjoyable music, and the wonderful performance of Jyothika definitely make 36 Vayadhinile worth a watch.

  2. Galatta

    A movie to be watched and discussed with family

    36 Vayadhinile is a feel good film that will make you leave the Cinema hall with a smile in the heart. A family entertainer that reminds how easily we overlook the woman in the family who sacrifices all her passion for the sake of husband and children and an eye opener to the women to not put an end to their dreams. The movie flows like a clear pool of water and right mixture of humour is added to avoid it being more dramatic.

    Jyothika carries the movie on her shoulders with ease and her acting is so mature compared to her earlier movies. Her comeback can’t be more beautiful than this.

  3. Indiaglitz

    Wake up call For Women… commendable for the effort

    Rosshann Andrews the director of the original ‘How Old Are You’ has tried to repeat the magic in Tamil and succeeds to a certain extent. Jyothika known for her myriad expressions is in her elements as Vasanthi and dominates every frame. Sadly, other than the heroine no other character is well defined. Special mention is due to the old lady friend of Vasanthi who is the catalyst for the heroine’s victory.

    The first twenty minutes are consumed by the set up with a few disjointed scenes which almost border on boredom. The pacing of the screenplay is noticeably uneven. One gets the feeling that maybe this version of the film lost a chunk of its soul in translation.

    ’36 Vayadhinile’ is commendable for the effort it takes at reminding women that they can indeed break the shackles that society has put on them, Its’ attempt at warning about the poison we consume as food and its gentle reminder to everyone of the truth that Age does not matter to succeed in life.

  4. S.Prabhakaran

    Excellant movie has to be watched with famil members. Happy to see Jyothika after 8 years, she did well as usual. We should encourage such film.

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