Suresh Sangiah’s Tamil comedy drama Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu is centred around this plot and has impressed viewers at a few film festivals including the New York Indian Film Festival. Sangiah who hails from a village in the Rajapalayam district says that his story grew from his experiences growing up.
Over the title credits of Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu, we get a therukoothu song about an entire village committing a murder of a deer! The song is narrated as a farce, and that sets up the tone of the film, which is also about a murder and the attempts of the people of Naduvampatti to cover it up.
Ramamurthy (Vitharth) and Seetha (Raveena), the village folk get ready to leave for another village, to offer a goat as a sacrifice to their local deity. The party involves not just the families of the newlyweds, but almost everyone from the village. En route, on a remote thoroughfare, there is an accident, and they find a man dead in front of their lorry! To make matters worse, it was Ramamurthy who was at the wheels.
Sangiah’s film follows a goat that is being reared for an offering to the family deity. Vidharth plays Ramamurthy, a new bridegroom. Dubbing artist Raveena Ravi (who has dubbed for Amala Paul, Amy Jackson, Samantha and Nayanthara) marks her acting debut with OKKM. She is Sita, the new bride. The film’s main attraction is the bunch of eccentric characters with colourful names like Yezharai, Oor Muzhungi, Seval, Kunjukkari, Arumpaadu and Vengala Thonda.