Ayothi, a Tamil-language drama film released in 2023, showcases the directorial talent of R. Manthira Moorthy, making his debut. The movie features renowned actors M. Sasikumar, Preethi Asrani, Yashpal Sharma, and Pugazh in pivotal roles. N. R. Raghunanthan composed the captivating music, while Madhesh Manickam handled the cinematography and San Lokesh took charge of the editing.
Ayothi Tamil Movie 2023 Cast, Plot, & Story
The film premiered in theaters on March 3, 2023, and subsequently became available for streaming on ZEE5 on April 7, 2023. Ayothi garnered overwhelming praise from both audiences and critics, establishing its reputation as a highly acclaimed production.
In this compelling tale, Balram, a devout Hindu from Ayodhya played by Yashpal Sharma, embarks on a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram alongside his wife Janaki, daughter Shivani portrayed by Preethi Asrani, and son Sonu. However, a dispute with the cab driver escalates into a tragic accident.
Janaki sustains severe injuries and is rushed to the ICU, requiring immediate transfer to another hospital for her survival. Stranded and unable to comprehend the local language, Balram and his children find themselves in a helpless situation. A compassionate stranger, a friend of the cab driver named M. Sasikumar, witnesses their plight and comes to their aid.
Unfortunately, Janaki passes away during the journey. With all flight tickets to Lucknow booked, Shivani is left with no choice but to travel alone to Ayodhya, carrying her mother’s remains. The ambulance driver, now revealed as Abdul Malik, approaches the passengers, explaining the desperate situation and requesting two individuals to voluntarily surrender their tickets.
Two compassionate passengers understand the gravity of the circumstances and selflessly offer their tickets, enabling Sonu and Balram to reach Ayodhya. In a touching culmination, Balram realizes the futility of his intolerance and animosity, letting go of his prejudices and expressing heartfelt gratitude to Abdul Malik for his timely assistance.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Chetan||The Terminal Manager|
|Pondy Ravi||A Cargo Manager|
|Bose Venkat||Chithirai Pandian|
|Thaman Kumar||A Cab Driver|
|Master Advaith Vinod||Sonu|
Master Advaith Vinod
The storyline centers around a series of crimes that result in the loss of innocent lives. Faced with this grim reality, a man takes it upon himself to address the issue using his ambulance as a means of intervention.
Manthira Moorthy ventured into the world of directing with this film, marking his debut in the directorial role. The official title of the film was unveiled on November 22, 2021, and production commenced on the same day, signaling the beginning of the shooting process.
After its production, the film had its theatrical release on March 3, 2023. Before the release, the makers of the film celebrated the festival of Pongal on January 15, 2023, by unveiling the highly anticipated trailer, building excitement and anticipation among the audience.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Directed by||R. Manthira Moorthy|
|Written by||R. Manthira Moorthy|
|Produced by||R. Ravindran|
|Edited by||San Lokesh|
|Music by||N. R. Raghunanthan|
|Production Company||Trident Arts|
|Release date||3 March 2023|
ZEE5 acquired the post-theatrical streaming rights for the film, securing the opportunity to digitally premiere it on their platform on April 7, 2023. Additionally, the Satellite Rights for the film were purchased by Zee Tamil, ensuring its availability for television viewership.
N.R. Raghunanthan is the composer of the film’s music.
On March 3, 2023, the film premiered in Tamil Nadu, receiving positive reviews. Logesh Ramachandran from The Times of India awarded it 3.5 stars out of 5 and praised its focus on love rather than religion, stating that it is a worthwhile watch.
A critic from Maalai Malar acknowledged the director’s skillful handling of the characters, noting minor logical inconsistencies that did not detract from the overall experience.
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