Oorla is yet another movie that has tried to exploit the realistic background of the rural Tamil Nadu villages. After a string of many such movies, there never seems to be a cease in the amazement that it creates in the minds of filmmakers. Director K S Vasanthakumar’s Oru Oorla is very realistic in its approach to the story, but what bothers the movies are the usual factors such as less production value, actors being new faces and getting only less number of theaters for release.
Theri (Venatesh) becomes an unwanted member in his family after his mother passes away. Especially, his sister – in – law is not in good terms with him and wants him to stay away from her, her husband, who is Theri’s brother, and her daughter. With such a hate filled life, Theri’s only factor of happiness in his life is his brother’s daughter. He believes that his niece is nothing but his mother reborn in a new avatar on this earth. The rift, however, continues between him and his sister – in – law over his affection towards her child. An ugly spat happens in between and what it results becomes the rest of the story.
Director K S Vasanthakumar seems to have observed the lives of rural villages of Tamil Nadu very closely. This story is set out on such background and his characterization of the lead roles and other important roles carry a strong tinge of his observations, since the characters exhibit nothing reality.
The movie is light hearted in the first half with some comedy sequences and good music from Maestro Ilayaraja. The second half of the movie carries the important parts of the script. The ending is tragic and leaves the audiences feel the impact of the tragedy.
Oru Oorla is not a very bad amateurish effort, but might not have a reach.