This 1980s drama film, titled Shadows in English speaking countries, was directed by P. Bharathiraja and stars Nizhalgal Ravi as the titular character. The plot follows Nizhalgal and his friends whom are all living in utter poverty. Despite their terrible circumstance and their parents endless pleas to join the menial labor force, Nizhagal and his friends refuse to let go of their dreams. Nizhagal himself is a talented violinist who aspires to greatness in his art despite everyone telling him that it is a pipe dream. The film and it's unique soundtrack was quite well recieved upon it's initial release.