In the midst of this, the son a big landlord in the same village takes part in anti-social activities by ruining the grace of women. As a result, the people in the village marry off the young women as soon as near the right age. Meanwhile, the landlord's son attempts to force himself upon Dona, who then escapes from the spot and runs towards her mother.
Dona's mother then instructs her not to tell anyone about the incident and rushes marriage preparations for her daughter and Durai Sudhakar. Dona turns pregnant in a few months' time. One day, Durai Sudhakar's uncle goes to a wine shop and that is when the landlord's son under the influence of liquor blurts out that he indulged physically with Dona. As a result, a fight erupts between the two.
Durai Sudhakar's behavior towards Dona Rozario begins to change soon after once he comes to know about the incident and problems begin to surface between the married couple. Dona's mother too passes away after witnessing the mental agonies her daughter goes through. The rest of the plot revolves around whether Durai's uncle steps in to resolve the issues between the couple.
'Public Star' Durai Sudhakar is introduced to us in the film as a thappattam player and he has done a rather good job in his role - be it in his mannerisms or dialogue delivery - his performance as a youngster from the lower strata of the society is commendable. Although Dona Rozario is playful throughout the first half of the film, she comes in as a responsible woman in the second half.
Director Mujibur Rahman has attempted to make a film that addresses the various issues that crop up between married couples. He has tried to tell a story that speaks about how modern day couples rush into decisions by listening to some random person's remarks and go on to choose their lives upside down. He needs to be complimented for making a film that speaks about relevant issues at a time when many married couples take hasty decisions pertaining to their marital lives. Palani Balu's songs are enjoyable and the situations they are placed in the narrative have been chosen after careful precision. Rajan's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot the film well.
In short, Thappattam is enjoyable.