Suseenthiran is back in form with his latest realistic Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer. It is a poignant love story about today’s generation told in a hard hitting manner without making any compromises.
The film works because story is relevant to the times and it moves really fast (107 minutes), with a climax that leaves a lump in your throat. The supporting characters mainly Thulasi and Jayaprakash bring a lot of life into the film. And Yuvan’s music and background score is in sync with the theme of the film.
Karthi (Santhosh Ramesh) and Shwetha (Manisha Yadav) are immature Engineering students. They move in the same gang in the college and soon Karthi falls for Shwetha who initially does not respond as she treats him more like a friend.
However Karthi emotionally traps the vulnerable Shwetha by threatening to commit suicide. And soon Shwetha is eating out of Karthi’s hand and they spend some intimate moments in a sea side resort resulting in her getting pregnant. All hell breaks loose when their respective families come to know the truth. The immature lovers have to face the consequences.
Suseenthiran has cleverly worked on the script which mirrors how the couple’s immediate family and society at large reacts to a difficult situation. And it is always the girl’s family which suffers the maximum humiliation and suffering. The director has worked on the old saying – ‘whether the leaf falls on the thorn or the thorn falls on the leaf, only the leaf will get damaged’.
The supporting cast in the film with their controlled performance steal the show, especially Jayaprakash and Thulasi as the heroine’s parents. Poornima Bhyagyaraj is ok as the mother of the boy and the person who plays the dad’s role is good. Arjun (KSY fame) is hilarious as the hero’s best friend.
On the downside the lead pair Santhosh Ramesh and Manisha Yadav lacks that fizz and it shows in their pairing. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is peppy and the pathos song sung by the music director in the climax and picturised on the child artist is heart-warming and will move you to tears.
On the whole Suseenthiran has dared to take the road less travelled. He has come out with a different kind of film which is sure to pull at your heartstrings and at the same time make you think of the realities of life.