An alcoholic wife-beater embarks on a journey, dragging his young son along to fetch back his wife whom he had chased away. This journey is fraught with the sweat and smudge of the deserted terrain where the land and human emotions lay brazenly palpable in the scorching heat.
Arittapatti, a region in the South of India, struggles with poverty. Lazy men are enjoying gambling and never participate in any productive activities, women are hunting for rats to feed their family. The protagonist Ganapathy is also a chain smoker, alcoholic wife-beater. His wife left him and stays with her parents. Ganapathy wants to retrieve her back and drags his young son to head for her parents’ place but never succeeded, ends up fighting with her family members instead. To make things worse, they have no money to go back home so have to walk 13 kilometers in the scorching heat on the hottest days of the year. This film shows the despair of poverty being descended to generations beyond and the broken families and the lethargic people in them. But in the last scene, the director shows neighborhood wives sipping the clear part of muddy water, asks the question that life should still continue. (CHUN Jinsu)
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