By Hari hara Sudhan Vishwanathan
Krishnaveni Panchaalai is a story about a cotton factory as the name suggests. Dhanapal Padmanabahn debuts as a director in this film. Hemachandran (as Kathir) and Nandhana (as Poongothai) play the lead roles.
Film starts with a flashback back which dates back to 1950 when Rajeev Krishna, the son of Krishnaveni Cotton Mill founder went to UK for his higher education. There he falls in love with a girl and marries her. His father’s suicide compels him to return to India and take over the management of the mill. Then the narration comes back to 1980, where we see that the mill is running well and all the employees are happy. There are a lot of small love stories in between the narration pairs – like the one between Kathir and Poongothai. Kathir helps in arranging the elopement of Poongothai's elder sister and his friend. Renuka takes revenge for this marriage and mixes poison in the drink of her elder daughter. On the other hand, a tussle happens between the mill employees and owner regarding bonus. This results in a strike for 300 days. How Poongothai gets to know the truth of her sister's killing and what happenes to Krishnaveni Cotton Mill is the rest of the story.
The film has an intriguing story. History and love are mixed in right proportions. The casting is a perfect except for a few characters. It is evident that a lot of homework has been done to get a good set. The performance by Renuka deserves a mention while the lead pair Hema Chandran and Nandhana gave a decent performance. Rajeev Krishnan was the perfect choice for a mill owner.
We needed some more good actors in the film. The story is also not coherent. The managers in the mill react too much in the initial scenes and seems irritating at one point. Songs are spoilers; it doesn’t have a good music and many were placed at the wrong time.
What to do?
It’s a good attempt. If you are free, you can give it a try. It’s nothing big.
In.com rating: 2.5/5
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