Starring: Kishore,Sneha Prasanna,Soori
Director: G.N.R. Kumaravelan
Banner: Dr V Ram Productions
Music: Vijay Antony
Release Date: 22 Feb 2013
Cop stories more often than not turn out to be violent affairs with the focus on action. But Haridas by GNR Kumaravelan comes with a difference. It is about a man – an encounter specialist – who also brings up an autistic son
It is a testing role for Kishore in Haridas, who came to the fore in the Dhanush-starrer Polladhavan and has gone places since then. He fits the role of a police officer very well and carries the movie competently. Sneha shows her acting prowess in ample measure in a dignified role as a teacher of special children, while the young lad Prithivraj Das as Kishore’s son takes a huge chunk of the credit.
Sivadas, a fearless cop on a mission inching closer to nabbing local rowdy Aadhi, is forced to leave the mission after he takes custody of his autistic son, Haridas, due to an unfortunate event. While the rest of the students of his age are school-goers and can speak fluently, Haridas still finds it extremely difficult to mouth a single word.
With great difficulty, the eight-year old boy is admitted to a school for normal kids. Amudhavalli, a teacher specialised in dealing with special children, is handed over the responsibility of Haridas. Over a period of time, Haridas and his teacher develop a relationship beyond understanding.
Meanwhile, a visit to the doctor reveals that Haridas is not a disabled child but a special one who needs care and affection more than sympathy. As the father spends every passing minute with his son, he comes to learn about what he likes the most. What did the father discover and how does he help his son realise his dreams? This forms the rest of the story.