Top Ten of the Year, NOW Magazine
Director and Writer: Swarnavel Eswaran
In this gripping drama, a stoic but loving fisherman is caught between the traditional values of his South Indian village and his wilful niece’s refusal to accept her circumstances.
After a devastating tsunami shakes up Singaram’s family, he adopts his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani. To secure Anandhi’s future, Singaram sets a plan into motion to arrange her marriage, but she refuses, causing a rift in the family. Pushed to her breaking point, she is forced to confess the true reason for her refusal: her love for Kavita, a woman who teaches at a nearby school.
Filmed in the tsunami-ravaged fishing community of Akkampetai, this clandestine lesbian romance reveals the hypocrisy in a society that is constantly breaking its own rules.