By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 17/5
Saturday 19 February 2011
Aadi, Prabhu, Poorna, Suresh
The story, treatment and presentation is all the same. There is hardly any difference between last week?s mass masala Thambikottai and Aadu Puli in presentation and content. In both the films, Prabhu plays the honest father, goodness personified to the hero and is responsible for him taking up the fight against the villain.
Bhagyanathan (Prabhu) is a crazy fan of MGR and has named his son Idhayakanni (Aadhi). Idhayakani is a nice guy who watches movies, plays basketball and flirts with girls like Anjali (Poorna) and has a happy family consisting of dad, loving mom (Anupama), a sister, grandfather (Ravichandran), grandmother (KR Vijay).
However Anjali?s dad is a cunning minister and a ruthless politician Thilanayagam(Suresh), who wants to be the next CM by hook or crook. He does not approve of Idhayakani as his future son-in-law and has an army of goondas like Paal Pandi ready to take on his enemies. How our larger than life hero wages a one-man battle against the evil minister and his henchmen forms the rest of the story.
It is predictable at every twist and turn, as the director faithfully to keeps to the formula. The fight scenes and songs are thrust into the narration every 10 minutes. It looks like the film has been made to make Aadhi the next action hero. Poorna, the Asin look alike does a neat job and is the welcome relief. Srinath as the comedian indulges in a lot of double meaning dialogues. The lover boy of the late 70?s Suresh does a good job as the main villain. Sundar C Babu?s music does not have even one hummable number.
Aadu Puli is strictly for those who love their daily dose of mass masala movie masquerading as a family entertainer.