Cast: Santhosh Ramesh, Manisha Yadav, Poornima Bhagyaraj , Jayaram
Banner: Red Giant Movies
Music: Yuvan Shanker Raja
Run Time: 101 Mins
Release Date : 15 Aug 2013
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer (2013)
Director Suseenthiran’s latest offering Aadhalaal Kaadhal Seiveer (AKS) focuses on a growing social problem: the alarming increase in the number of teenage pregnancies.
Released by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies and produced by Nallu Studios. the film features debutant Santhosh Ramesh and Manisha Yadav, heroine of the critically acclaimed Vazhakku Enn 18/9. Poornima Jayaram, Jayaprakash, Arjun, Thulasi, Durga and others form the rest of the cast.
The plot revolves around Karthik and Shwetha, who are college mates and they hail from upper-middle-class families. While in college, they meet through some common friends and hang out often as a group. Shwetha has a childhood friend Genni, who is very protective of her and often wards off the boys who try to hit on Shwetha, and Karthik’s friend Jai on the other hand encourages him to fall in love. Karthik falls in love with Shwetha eventually, but he hesitates to tell her. On Shwetha’s birthday, Karthik intends to propose her but when he hesitates yet again, Jai lets the cat out of the bag, and tells that Karthik loves her, but then Shwetha responds in the negative. After a series of pursuing and some serious drama like falling from the moving bus, Shwetha agrees to Karthik’s proposal.
Genni advises Shwetha to avoid Karthik, so she doesn’t tell her about the recent developments in her love story. But Genni happens to find out about them, and she confronts Shwetha. Shwetha seems to apologize, but after Genni finds that Shwetha has made Karthik to overhear their conversation by keeping her mobile on call with him, she fights and splits up from Shwetha and complains to Shwetha’s mom that she is going out with some guy. Shwetha manages her mom by blaming that Genni is of bad character and that is why she left her. So to seek revenge, she must be doing this on purpose. Her mom gets suspicious but still believes Shwetha’s side of the story.
Karthik and Shwetha continue to see each other.Soon one thing leads to another and they often be in the company of each other and get intimate during overnight trips and outings. Within two months, Shwetha finds that she has missed her period, coincidentally her mom asks why she has not used her sanitary napkins and there are so many left overs. She manages the situation by telling that she used the pads from her friend’s house when she stayed there.
Shwetha confides in Karthik and few other friends that she might be pregnant and they ask her to perform a self pregnancy test which turns out to be positive. So they go to some unknown place to abort the foetus posing as a married couple. But the doctor gets suspicious when they answer irrelevantly and chucks them out. They find another person who does the abortion through a hostel warden and learn that this new place is pretty expensive. Karthik, Shwetha, Jai and other friends try to arrange for money and finally on the day the abortion is supposed to be done, Shwetha vomits in front of her mother at her house. When her mom insists that they go to a doctor to check for food poisoning, Shwetha becomes restless and shouts at her. Her mom relates the unused pads and her vomiting and her behaviour and realises that she is pregnant and then all commotion starts.
Shwetha’s dad speaks to Karthik’s dad along with few relatives, and they argue. Shwetha’s family, being on the receiving end want to finish the problem by getting them married. But Karthik’s dad is not interested since his reputation will be spoiled. So, the lovers plan to elope and while they are on the way, Shwetha changes her mind and tells that her parents will feel bad. Karthik on the other hand tells that his parents will not agree for them to be together. They argue a lot and that forms a rift between them, but still they stay together and return. The families continue to argue about the marriage, and then finally Karthik’s parents agree, provided Shwetha aborts the baby. But she refuses telling that the sole evidence will be lost and then again Karthik’s parents will not get them married.
Karthik tries to convince her,but it only leads to another argument with Shwetha walking off leaving Karthik and pissing him off. The parents argue about the marriage and when some relatives speak bad about Shwetha and her character being a girl,she has acted like a prostitute and so she must take money for her services and not ask for marriage, Shwetha’s father gets insulted and he leaves the place in tears. When Shwetha’s mom knows this, she fights with Karthik’s parents in front of their house, but Karthik has now changed his mind about marrying Shwetha because of the previous argument between them and he doesn’t care anymore and is hard hearted and selfish when her whole family is in tears in front of his house. That is when Shwetha too decides that she doesn’t want to be with Karthik anymore. And they leave his place.
Finally, it is shown that few months later a baby is born and Shwetha’s dad leaves it in an orphanage. Few years later, we find that Shwetha is happily getting engaged to someone else, while Karthik is busy in a coffee shop flirting with another girl and the little child grows up in the orphanage without parental love and care.