( CONTAINS MOVIE SPOILERS)
Karthick Subbaraj’s recent, starring Dhanush, revolves around three characters. The Madurai local gangster who turns into a refugee by accepting the offer of Peter (James Cosmo), who managed to pull off his role efficiently rather than the usual washed up performance of foreign actors in Indian films, faces the strong opponent, Sivadoss (perspective on this character changes as the movie proceeds). However, the character is neatly sketched.
Before the scene shifts to London, Suruli says the a very butterflies-in-the-stomach dialogue,”Chozha naatil London Dathaa”. As expected he falls in love with this Srilankan Tamil woman and asks her out on a date.
They go to a café where in Suruli notices and initiates a conversation with a worker Murugasen, a person who belonged to his village. “How can you be a refugee in Tamil Nadu when you’re a Tamil?,” asks Suruli. Murugesan smirks at Suruli’s poor understanding of the politics of race.