By Mateen Salim Ukaiye (30 Oct 2012)
Thiruvarutchelvar is a Tamil devotional movie. In Indian Mytholgy, the 63 Nayanmars were considered to be the most ardent devotees of Lord Shiva. The movie 'Thiruvarutchelvar', captures the life of a few of the Nayanmars. A king smitten by a dancer, forces her to live with him against her will.
When the dancer makes him realise the trivialities of wordly pleasures, the king undergoes a metamorphosis. He poses three questions about God, to his minister. When he recieves the answers from the minister's grand daughter, the King decides to renounce the world and spend the rest of his life, singing the glories of the lord. Many short stories are woven intermittently, thereby, enabling the viewer to get a peek into the religious world.