Music: N.R. Ragunanthan
Production:Minveli Media Works
Krishnaveni Panchalai talks about a love story, caste playing a role in love, a cotton mill and its workers, the fall of a noble owner of the mill etc., but the movie just vanishes from the heart and fails to stand.
Kathir and Poongothai are in love with each other.
They work in krishnaveni cotton mill owned by rajiv Krishna a philanthropist. The death of a couple leads to misery in the cotton mill. Strike of the workers through their union against the owner, leads to the closure of the mill. The sufferings of the workers, caste difference, fall of the owner from his high rank all become an obstacle for kathir and Poongothai’s love. Whether they unite amidst these social issues is the final episode of this drama.
Movies with Realism has become a trend and this movie could be added. Its theme is high. The background is unusual but Dhanapal Padmanaban should have worked on the pace of the movie for it is almost slow, dull and much expected.
He has to be praised for giving a neat script without deviations and also portraying love and heroine in a decent way. Hemachandran and Nandana impress us to some extent but their love has not been strongly emphasized.
One could not deny the fact the movie remind us of “kanchivaram” and “Thulabaram” both dealing with the problems of workers, union, etc., Songs are just average, N raghunandan scores in background score yet. ‘Aathadi’ and ‘Un kangal’ songs remind us of Vairamuthu’s presence. Bargav’s camera is a poem on celluloid. Scenic beauty of the village, the dullness and working of machines in the mill shows the efforts of Bargav.
Krishaveni panchaalai will stay in the list for a movie that dealt with the workers issue. Though not a bad movie, had the director put enough stuff, entertainers, crispy, catchy scenes with twists and turns the movie would have been more interesting, now the mill goes on and on without much to grind.
The movie can be watched once but nothing in the movie is worth laudable.