eeswaran: is a two-hour verbal and visual stream of stimuli that promote the patriarchal notion of women’s subordinate role in the home.During the audio presentation of his newest film, Eeswaran, director Suseenthiran courted controversy. He was chastised for his on-stage behaviour with Nidhhi Agerwal. He pressed her to say nice things about Simbu, the film’s star star. And if you believed it was only a failure in judgement on Suseenthiran’s part, after watching Eeswaran, you might reconsider.
The film is little more than a two-hour verbal and visual stream of cues that support the patriarchal perspective of women’s subordinate role in the home.
Consider the character of Nidhhi Agerwal. She is a modern, well-educated young lady. Her persona, however, does not match the expectations of a girl in the year 2021. She is enraged with her older sister, Nandita Swetha, for marrying someone else after splitting up with Eeswaran (Simbu)