Sekhar grows up, develops his body and pursues Chinna to 'arpanichify' his body to Chinna. I thought the segment where Sekhar earns his right to stand beside Chinna was well directed. Over time he beats people up to earn the rare opportunity of having Chinna's hot hands paw over him. Trisha's navel is a key character in this movie. Her navel falls in love with Sekhar. Trisha's navel has certainly grown and matured as an actor. I have been tracking its growth for the past five years. In my PhD proposal I had observed that "Trisha's little navel is disproportionately small to her stomach. Given a little bit of time, it should grow in size and command more attention". Now, one can confidently say that Trisha's navel is firmly ensconced as the #2 navel in Thamizh Nadu way ahead of Simran's navel and right behind Reema Sen's navel. It has become better in emoting during certain crucial moments, have an attitude, and aptly conveys the proverbial 'directorial touch'. Trisha's mammoth stomach also aids her navel in getting its much needed screen space.
The raw sexual aspect of the movie has to be commended. All three characters cannot sleep well at night - for most nights. Sekhar is told several times that "chinna night ellam unna neneichu thoongave illai". This ensures that Sekhar also has his wet sleepless nights. Trisha does not sleep well and so does her sister. The equations between key actors get complex as Sekhar's love for Chinna goes unrequited for a while. They constantly express they 'love' for each other. Their eyes move and meet during several sequences. Even when Sekhar beats up the entire population of Madras during the Nayagan-like slum scene, Chinna sensuously gives him a 'I want you now' look. This happens several times and Chinna clearly runs his eyes around Sekhar's body and sizes him up. This movie shows Sekhar, even as a young boy, saying that he wanted to talk like Chinna, walk like Chinna, play with his thing like Chinna (cry Chinna's name in the final moments). Sekhar is shown as if he was about to say that he wore the same underwear as Chinna - but he just stops short. Clearly, their love is extremely mature and beyond the understanding of S.Ve.Sekhar's 'bloody society'.
All in all - a fantastic must watch. 'Bheema' should have ideally been named as 'Shikandi'. One must appreciate a different and bold theme of 'karpai kooda natpai pola ennuvom'.