What is the story about?
The film portrays the lives of three women who get tied to domestic duties because of the struggles that they face in life, and also because of their husbands who act as the real kids of the house. Vasanth carries across his film as an anthology, showing us three situations of how dreams go down the drain as wives pull hard to keep the house together.
Vasanth’s first film in Saraswathi captures the troubles faced by a mother of a little one, from her rude husband. The film is largely simplistic and does not carry anything special at all. The second story is much better, as it brings forward the plight of a wife who cannot even hide her wishes from her husband, who fails to speak up for her. These two films come across with simple aims, but leave some questions unanswered as people will be left empty on what the director is trying to say. However, Vasanth pulls up his socks in the final segment of the film, which is a fantastic take on squashed dreams and what it takes to run a family successfully. The film is perfect, as it dictates the issues that take place in such a scenario, and also provides a very fulfilling ending. On the whole, it is the final film that is responsible for a positive aftertaste of Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum.
Newbie Kalieaswari Srinivasan does a fine job in the first film Saraswathi, and then comes Parvathy who does justice to her part in the next one Devaki. However, it is Lakshmipriyaa Chandramouli who does a superb job playing Sivaranjani in the final part of the film, expressing the trouble very convincingly and leaving a major impact.
Music & Other Departments
Ilaiyaraaja’s music for the film is largely non-existent as it majorly plays with silence alone. The cinematography is basic and does not have room for special angles, and only concentrates on the single take shots which are in abundance.
The intent behind the three stories focuses on a matured take on women empowerment, which is a good message to pass on.
The film is slow-paced and will not be everybody’s cup of tea.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes. The stories got better as it progressed.
Do I recommend it?
Yes. This one’s worth a watch and one of the better Tamil films on Sony LIV.