36 Vayadhinile Movie Review
– Jyothika's Comeback in Non-Conventional Tamil Movie

36 Vayadhinile Review and Rating

Keeping comparisons with 'How Old are You?' aside, Jyothika's '36 Vayadhinile' is definitely a good family movie which a lot of housewives could relate to. After sacrificing many of their dreams, if they are thrashed as being dreamless by their own family, it is really hurting which is what the movie tries to convey.

Release date: May 15, 2015Genre: Feature Film
Cast: Jyothika, Rahman, Abhirami and many othersDirector: Rosshan Andrrews
Writter: Viji (dialogues)Screenplay: Bobby Sanjay
Story: Roshan AndrewsCinematography: R. Diwakaran
Editer: Mahesh NarayananMusic Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Production Company: 2D EntertainmentCBFC Rating: U

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • . Jyothika's performance in a strong character

  • . Supporting cast including Rahman and the daughter's role

  • . Different story and setting for Tamil cinema audience

  • . Music by Santosh Narayanan

What's not?

  • . Some scenes look artificial when compared to the original

  • . A not so captivating second half with a documentary feel

Jyothika is a happy doting mother but when she turns 36 with a 15-year old daughter and a career oriented husband, she is suddenly left behind. No one wants her anymore in their lives and she has left all her dreams behind for them so far. Can a woman spring back to taste success again?

The Cast

Jyothika couldn't have found a better script than this one to act one more time. She carries the role efficiently and handles all types of emotions in a matured manner. Equally good is Rahman, the daughter and the cameo by Abirami. In terms of performance, everyone has done their part well.

The Team

Rosshan Andrrews directed the original and he does it one more time. It is definitely a script that women would love because there are plenty who wish to pursue their dreams but hide it due to peer pressure. He deserves an applause for it but the movie has its weakness in a few scenes and the rushed second half which resembles a documentary.

The subject is universal and the limited budget shows at times when trying to film Hollywood style action sequences yet the team has done their best. Music is mediocre while cinematography is brilliantly carried out.

Bottom line – A movie that will definitely make women happy with a decent script and a hard hitting message. It's not for you dose of action or romance!

Certified Fresh – Yes!

Stars – 3.5/5