Karnan Movie Download- Like Mari Selvaraj’s first film, Pariyerum Perumal, Karnan also begins with a horrific death. The opening credits roll on a black screen against sounds of a busy road – cars, bicycles, trucks and ambulances. The road runs by Podiyankulam, a small fictional village in Tamil Nadu, but traffic rarely stops there. The village and its people are merely a blur in the scenery.
There is no bus stop. So even when a sick little girl or, later, a pregnant woman, wait to be transported, no one halts to help. DOP Theni Eswar gives us a god’s-eye view of the traffic plying. The world is indifferent to the tragedy unfolding. The road isn’t merely a way out. It’s a symbol of everything that the people of Podiyankulam don’t have – opportunity, freedom, respect, dignity. Karnan Movie Download
Karnan is a powerful call to arms. The cycle of oppression is broken through horrific violence, which begins when a little boy throws a stone. That act, stemming from rage and frustration, puts into motion events that lead to destruction and murder but eventually to a phoenix-like rebirth. Selvaraj, who has also written the story, demonstrates that sometimes, violence is the answer.
The boy reminded me of other young boys, whose act of stone-throwing announces that they aren’t willing to be subjugated anymore – Jabya in Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry and the little boy in Shyam Benegal’s Ankur – both brilliant debut films and, like Karnan, stories about the tyranny of the caste system.
But before we get there, Selvaraj immerses us into the rhythms and life of Podiyankulam. He doesn’t want us to simply view these characters through generic labels of ‘marginalized’ or ‘Dalit’. He wants us to see them as human beings. So there is a young girl who aspires to go to college; Karnan’s family – his older unmarried sister, his constantly wailing mother, his largely ineffectual father – is clearly established; as is Draupadi, who loves Karnan without hesitation or coyness. Karnan Movie Download