Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru

Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru (transl. Look at the house, look at the country) is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language political satire film directed by Thulasidas. The film stars Sivakumar, Saravanan, Vijay and Jayanthi. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Sandhesam (1991).

Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byThulasidas
Produced byK. Prabhakaran
Story bySuriyan
StarringSivakumar
Saravanan
Vijay
Jayanthi
Music byDeva
Production
company
Release date
  • 5 February 1994 (1994-02-05)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Palanivel, a military personnel, comes home to enjoy retirement with his wife and family. But politics has divided his two sons Siva and Sakthi. They support opposing political parties and things escalate when one of the parties wins in the local elections. Palanivel and his family are caught in the middle and even lose their previous land whose sale proceeds is for the political coffers but ends up in the pockets of the politicians. The brothers eventually realise their folly when their leaders are exposed.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru, a remake of the 1991 Malayalam film Sandhesam,[3] is the Tamil debut of director Thulasidas, who previously directed several Malayalam films.[4] It was produced by K. Prabhakaran under Anbalaya Films.[5] The story was written by Suriyan, and the dialogues by Sakthi Chidambaram, using his real name C. Thinagaran.[1]

ThemesEdit

According to critic Malini Mannath, the film intends to convey the message, "Set your own house in order, and then go out to set your country right".[2]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack was composed by Deva.[6]

Release and receptionEdit

Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru was released on 5 February 1994.[5] Malini Mannath wrote in The Indian Express on 11 February 1994, "The treatment is light-hearted in the first half and one is quite happy with the punch lines and quips that keep one entertained. But the second half has not even these." She criticised the performance of Saravanan and the treatment of Ranjitha, but praised the performance of Vijay and the comedy subplot featuring R. Sundarrajan and Chithra.[2] K. Vijiyin of New Straits Times wrote on 2 July 1994, "Do not miss this one if you love politics and follow political events in India with relish."[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Vijiyin, K. (2 July 1994). "Veetei Paaru Naattei Paaru". New Straits Times. p. 15.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Mannath, Malini (11 February 1994). "Light-hearted political spoof". The Indian Express. p. 6.
  3. ^ "10 Must Watch Malayalam Movies On A Sunday Afternoon". Blogbuster. Tata Sky. 23 September 2017. Archived from the original on 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (28 October 2016). "Made in Madras". Indulge. Indian Express Limited. Archived from the original on 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Veettai Paru Naattai Paru". The Indian Express. 5 February 1994. p. 4.
  6. ^ "Sethupathi IPS – Veetai Paaru Nattai Paaru". Isaishop. Pyramid. Archived from the original on 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.