Behind every great man stands a father. Not necessarily a good, honourable or supportive father, but a FATHER nonetheless.
‘Father: daughter’s first love and son’s first hero’
Hey, what real life family doesn’t have a problematic dad (and/or mom)?
Helmed by the renowned director Cibi Chakravarthi, DON is the perfect pick for “sirappana tharamana villain” in our life, who is our father. Hats off to the director as he has portrayed the father-son relationship in the most heartfelt way. Touted to be a rom-com genre, the flick narrates a youngster’s tale who is still figuring out what his passion is and gets into an engineering college where he clashes with a disciplinarian faculty member.
What the writer enjoyed about the movie was an effort to give both characters the opportunity to see what the other was like:
A son who never got to know his father and a father who never understood his son’s yearnings!
Starting with the role of a strict father. Ganesan (Samuthirakani), or as per SK’s description his dad is known as a “sirappana tharamana villain” in his life. His role can be seen very disturbing at the first, as he believes that with a tight slap all problems can be solved which includes forcing his son to study for a course that he doesn’t have a passion for. Chakravarthi (Sivakarthikeyan), the protagonist of Don, decides that he’d rather make a name for himself without studying. The film is all about whether this young man manages to figure out what he wants to do in life while being in a strict disciplinary environmental engineering college. The most interesting part was Boominathan (SJ Suryah), the faculty disciplinary head of college, who is even more of a disciplinarian than his dad!
Watch the trailer below:
On the performance front, it’s indeed one of the outstanding performances by SJ Suryah. By having a cat-and-mouse game with the main hero, he has literally envisioned a calculative move and executed it quite amazingly. Besides that, Priyanka Arul Mohan who plays the role of (Angaiyarkanni) and also SK’s college friends holds our attention with their wonderful sense of humour.
What makes this movie even more emotionally captivating, is the CLIMAX scene where SK finds out about his dad’s unconditional love towards him. This scene particularly makes us realise the value of our relationship with our father and cherish each moment that we have with our loved ones as we may never know when our time with them will run out. This film is blessed with fine direction, screenplay, and acting; it truly gives the film a hauntingly memorable quality with their excellent technical work together.
It’s no wonder that a relationship so fraught with hope and yearning, drama and resentment, joy and regret has often translated into cinematic gold. Men don’t typically cry at movies, but when they do, nine out of ten times, the scene involves a father and son duo.
Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions, as this movie will surely inspire you to reminisce about your adolescence with the person who helped raise you.
Be warned, this movie is a tear-jerker!