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Vishwa Thulasi: Lost love rekindled
17th Nov 2004  20.00 IST
By P. Sreekumaran  


Director Sumathy Ram's Tamil movie Vishwa Thulasi has Nandita Das playing an ideal Indian woman who returns to her village where she meets her lover from the past.

The movie boasts of a star cast that includes the likes of Mammootty , Nandita Das and Sukumari. The music has been handled by maestros M S Viswanathan and Ilayaraja. Despite these plus points, Vishwa Thulasi fails to strike a responsive chord. Why?




A weak script has undone the good work of the actors, music directors and the cameraman. The script is simply insipid and does great injustice to the galaxy of stars who struggle in vain to infuse life into the film.

The heroine Thulasi (Nandita Das) returns to her village after almost two decades to take up the job of a music teacher in the local school. There, she runs into her lover Vishwa (Mammootty). The meeting rekindles memories of the bygone years. Vishwa also realizes that the passage of time has not cooled his passion for Thulasi.

Enter the villain, Thulasi's cousin Shiva (Manoj K Jain), who harbors a pathological hatred for Vishwa. The rest of the story deals with the stresses and strains the lovers have to undergo before the denouement.

One would have expected an actor Mammootty's caliber to rise to great histrionic heights in a role that offers him immense possibilities. Nandita Das makes a brave attempt to redeem the film, but succeeds only partially.





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