Ayaal (Original) / Ayaal (US)
Set in the late 1950s, the film uses the symbols of Serpentine Worship and socio-political rebellions during that time period to create an ambience for storytelling. The protagonist Dasan was a practicing Pulluvan, who had an aura of ascribed divinity around him. He had two wives, Janaki and Chakara. Janaki's love with Dasan was platonic, but Chakara, true to her name, was possessive. In the course of time, Dasan becomes passionate with Devaki Antharjanam, the wife of the village landlord as well. Be it wine, women, or smoke, Dasan had no restrictions. His mastery over the profession was unparalleled. Due to the ascribed divinity around him, he was unquestioned. But not for too long: something happens which turns his life topsy-turvy and brings out the tenacity and quality of relations he had. The film picturises the various shades of love and problemetises the conventional concepts around it. It's also an attempt to transcend the definitions of love and explore the flowering of bonds which are more deeply-rooted than love.