ABOUT THE FILM
Veedu was a small budget film which went on to win the Best Film award in Tamil, the Best Actress award for Archana at National level, and also achieved commercial success. 1987 was the International Year of Shelter for the Homeless and this film was on the theme of a middle class family’s struggle to own a home. The film was presented in a realistic and artistic format without any commercial elements like songs, fights or comedy track and yet achieved success.
After the demise of her parents in a bus accident, Sudha (Archana) lives with her younger sister Indhu (Indhu) and grandfather Murugesu (K.A. Chokkalinga Bhagavathar) in a rented house. She is engaged to her colleague Gopi (Bhanuchander) and they plan to marry. Her landlord asks all the tenants to vacate their portions as he plans to construct a new building in the place of the existing one. Sudha gets upset and starts searching for a new house on rent. The process drags on as the houses of their choice are beyond their budget and the affordable ones are not to their liking. When Sudha gets upset about the delay, her empathising colleague Iyengar suggests that she should construct a house instead of looking for a house on rent. When Sudha is sceptical, he shares his own experience and motivates her to