‘Krishnaveni Panjalai’ directed by newcomer Dhanapal Padmanabhan, is set in the backdrop of changing era in the 1990s in the industrial area Coimbatore. The movie speaks about the lives in the wake of many changes that took place in the past couple of decades in India. The movie talks about the travails of mill workers in late 80s and early 90s.Storyline:
The movie begins in the 1950s, ends in 2007.
Kathir (Hemachandran) and Poongothai (Nandana) are colleagues in a cotton mill. They are in love with each other. Kathir helps Poongothai’s elder sister to marry her lover against the wish of her widow mother (Renuka). The lovers belong to different castes and hence problems crop up.
The conflict gets bigger with the mysterious death of Poongothai’s sister and her husband. This puts the love between the lead pair in a crisis.
Meanwhile the mill is shut following a dispute between the workers and the management over the issue of bonus. The workers under a new trade union become tougher in negotiations. The owner too is not willing to compromise. As a result the mill is forced to shut down.
The workers feel the heat after prolonged fight without any salary. The efforts to reopen the mill don’t fetch the desired results.
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The family of Poongothai gets into further trouble. The mill owner is dejected and over the developments. The entire scenario becomes quite disturbing.
What happens is dealt in a different way in the climax.