Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ThiruKural - Part 1

அன்பிற்கும் உண்டோ அடைக்கும்  தாழ் ஆர்வலர்
புண் கணீர் பூசல் தரும் !

Does the sea of love have any flood gates
It gushes out unabashed in the form of tears when seeing ones kith suffer!

An ambulance speeding towards the city of madras driven by a young man named Muthu in his late twenties, occupied by Ramesh the watchful doctor, Catherine the benevolent sister with the Lord's name in her lips flipping through prayer beads, Anbarasan the nervous young city bred man, NallaSivam the wise, cheerful, limping nomadic socialist and a ten year old kid lying on a stretcher with a small cushioning, severely hurt from head injuries. The four strangers initially linked by a common goal to reach Madras, are bonding over the kid.

The Doctor is frequently checking for the vital signs while the sister is soothing the kids pain through gentle embrace of his hand. Anbu and Sivam are fast asleep resting their shoulders on each other's, only to be awaken by the sudden jerk of the vehicle. Ramesh requests Muthu to pull over for a tea break to give the driver the much needed rest from overnight drive. The doctor accompanied by Anbu and Sivam, stroll towards the stall pulled by the aroma of ginger flavored tea, while Catherine is looking after the kid.

Suddenly there is a call for Ramesh's presence in the van by Catherine the sister. Sped by urgency in her voice but slowed by his anxiety of what he could witness, Anbu stumbles his way towards the van following the doctor. A sudden violent shaking of the van makes him sprint towards it. As he opens the door of the van, his eyes flood with tears as he witnesses the doctor struggle in vain.