As I said previously, one of my favorite movies
of Sivaji Ganesan was “Navarathri” where he played opposite
Savithri. Sivaji does the role of nine persons in the movie representing
the nine emotions that characterize humans (nava rasa). Savithri acts as
the young heroine who leaves her house and meets nine different characters
on successive nights. Both Sivaji and Savithri play their parts so well
it’s a feast for the fans. Many scenes were poignant, some comedic
such as the hilarious Therukkoothu , which shows a now lost practice of
traveling performers that combined music with mythological drama. Combining
Chandrababu's singing with the bravura acting of the main characters it
created a unique scene I continue to find enjoyable.
This movie is now available in the Indian
stores and I would suggest that young people who have never seen this movie
watch it at least once. Even those who don't like the old movies or don't
know Sivaji or Savithri will at least like this scene I bet.