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Why SAC is the right choice to play social activist 'Traffic Ramaswamy'

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 • Tamil Comments

S.A. Chandrasekhar is acting as the popular social activist 'Traffic Ramaswamy' directed by his former assistant Vicky.  The film releases on June 22nd and we take this opportunity to analyze why SAC is the right choice to play a living social activist.  As a director his films always reflected the flaws in the system especially the judiciary and even his debut 'Sattam Oru Iruttarai' explored it.

The early eighties when SAC made his mark, most of the films that released were either mindless commercial actioners or hardcore family dramas.  Chandrasekhar stood apart by his films that within the formula tried to question the law, police procedure, corruption and oppression of women and the underprivileged. 'Naan Sigappu Manithan' his out and out commercial film with Rajini and Bhagyaraj still made a strong point about the common man forced to turn into a vigilante due to the politician - police nexus.

'Neethikku Thandanai' had a strong middle class woman played by Radhika taking on the powerful and with Kalaigniar Karunanidhi penning the dialogues the film made its point.  SAC's former assistant director Shankar has on many occassions revealed that his inspiration for handling social themes in his films is his guru.

S.A. Chandrasekhar has proved in his body of work that he has taken on the system in his films boldly and that is one of the reasons audiences were shocked by his latter day films with son Vijay that were pure entertainers.  However he is the right man to play 'Traffic Ramaswamy' is beyond any doubt.

'Traffic Ramaswamy' has Rohini, Ambika, Chetan, Livingstone, Prakash Raj and R.K. Suresh in pivotal roles while Vijay Antony, Vijay Sethupathi, Seeman, S.Ve. Sekhar and Khushbu make special cameo appearances.