Country/Year: India / 2011
Running Time: 122 mins
This family-friendly Tamil film mixes comedy, romance, melodrama and musical montage sequences to serve up a gentle satire of rural traditions and superstitions. The small village of Mallayapuram is frantic when they realize the holy wooden statue of god Azhagarsamy’s horse is missing from the local temple. When a real horse turns up soon after, people are convinced it is the wooden horse come to life bringing luck to the drought-stricken village. However when a man named (coincidentally?) Azhagarsamy arrives claiming the horse is his, the entire village turns topsy-turvy in this delightful comic romp. Set in the lush landscapes of the Theni Hills in Tamil Nadu, Azhagarsamy’s Horse features a lively soundtrack that integrate folk forms with Western beats by composer Illayaraj, and a standout performance by the unconventional leading man Appukkutty. An audience favorite at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals!
PLEASE NOTE: We are sorry to inform you that the 35mm print of this film being screened at Camera12 DOES NOT HAVE English subtitles. We will provide a detailed printed plot summary for non-Tamil speakers.
Co Presenters Thendral, Bay Area Tamil Manram , Vishwashanti Dance Academy, India Community Center