[Pic – Vikatan]
This week, S Ramakrishnan’s Kathaavilaasam column in Ananda Vikatan features Sujatha. Kathaavilaasam isn’t as interesting as his previous series, Thunaiezhuthu. One reason why I keep reading it despite the semi-boring narrative is that, Ramakrishnan explores the world of tamil authors and showcases an author’s creation. Earlier the column featured Aathavan, Ashokamithran and few other favorites of mine. The column is a success, if only 50 people would have bought Aathvan’s Enn Peyar Ramaseshan after reading Kathaavilaasam.
S.Ramkarishnan points out Sujatha’s shortstory Nagaram which is considered to be one of his best. Anyone who has read Nagaram would agree that the ending left a guilt in their hearts.
Nagaram’s premise has been modified and used in some sequences of Shankar’s Indian. One, when Manorama goes to the government office to get her cobbler husband’s pension. Two, when Kamalhassan and Sukanya take Kasturi with third degree burns to the hospital.
I just thought I should post, Writer Sujatha – Essential Reading. I had compiled a list earlier, for a friend and happily forgot to pass it on. Will dig it out and post it here sometime.