This is going to be very difficult to write. Though I have been writing about only some of my favourite scenes from the movies, how can I pick a few scenes from this movie as the ones that I like, when I love almost all the scenes in it!
Starting with an analysis of characters (if you could call it that), first there is Shakti, a girl from a middle-class family who fulfills her father’s dream by becoming a doctor, with the family making a lot of sacrifices to make her a doctor. But, didn’t she fail in her duty as a daughter and a doctor when she didn’t go and visit her father in the hospital when he was seriously ill? Being a doctor, how could she have not have gone and seen a patient, that too when the patient was her father and the chance of his life getting saved would have been higher had she gone and seen him? Had her husband’s words become more important to her than going and seeing her dying father? This very guilt strains her relationship with her husband, the very guy for whom she left all her loved ones in life and the one she is still so much in love with.
Karthik, the guy who loves his wife so much that when her father dies, he is not able to bear seeing her suffer since he does have a very good reason to feel that he was indirectly responsible for his death. But, would anyone want to go see someone who had slapped him right in front of a huge crowd? After all, would our ego let us do that? (What one did for getting slapped is forgotten and all that remains in memory is that person slapping.) But, had he gone and seen him with his wife or at least let his wife see him, wouldn’t there have been a chance of his father-in-law being alive today or wouldn’t he at least have died with a satisfaction that his daughter was living happily with her husband? Had he not acted in a rage, wouldn’t their lives be different now? Wouldn’t he at least have the courage to comfort his grieving wife now had he not been consumed by guilt?
This marks the turning point in their lives. The same woman who had been, just for fun, marking each day in the calendar as the day they ‘fought with each other’, so as to show how difficult married life is, is now at a stage where married life has indeed become difficult and not even a single day goes by without they both really fighting! Now, who is in a mood to mark the day in the calendar! The emotions that the couple undergoes are unfolded as the movie progresses.
So how did the emotions get unfolded? Wait for my next post to see the hidden feelings in the hearts of Karthik and Shakti being brought out into the open. 😉
P.S.: The next few posts are going to be only on Alaipayuthey! This post was looking at the movie from a serious perspective. Though my next post might also be a serious one, the posts to follow it will focus on the happy scenes in the movie. 🙂
P.S.1: I have put so many photos since I didn’t have the heart to leave out even one. 😉 Shall I continue to put so many pictures in the upcoming posts too or not? Do I have to still reduce the size of the pictures, maybe put it as thumbnails? Feedback most welcome!