Friday 12 June 2015
Santhanam, Ashna Zaveri, Akila Kishore, Thambi Ramaiah
It’s Santhanam's second outing as hero. The storyline and structure is similar to any other Tamil film in the rom com genre. However, what makes it different is its treatment by debutant directors Murugan-Anand.
The film mainly works out because of the well written comic one liners, smart packaging and some unexpected twists and turns towards the climax. Seenu (Santhanam) is a happy go lucky guy; everything goes well in his life until an astrologer predicts that he should get married within three months.
By the time Seenu's parents scout a girl for him, he falls in love with Maha(Ashna Zaveri) but she keeps on ignoring him. At one point of time, Seenu says yes to an arranged marriage with Akila (Akila Kishore) due to the family circumstances and pressure mounted by his cunning uncle (Thambi Ramaiah). Later, Seenu understands that Maha actually played a prank and she is indeed in love with him. What happens next? Watch out on the big screen.
Santhanam looks fresh and he is full of energy, whenever the film loses its tempo the actor lifts up the mood with his trademark one liners which constantly generate good laugh. Though the actor is confident, a little more effort in dance and emotional scenes would make him a pucca hero material. Both the leading ladies Akila Kishore and Ashna Zaveri look cute. Especially the latter have to work on her lip sync. The surprise packet is Vidyulekha in a special appearance. Thambi Ramaiah is hilarious as Santhanam's cunning uncle while Aadukalam Naren and VTV Ganesh also deserve a special mention.
Technically, Santhosh Dhayanidhi's music is the biggest strength of the movie as all his songs are peppy and energetic while Gopi's cinematography has given a grandeur feel within the limited budget. Also, Antony L Ruben's idea of locking the running time to 134 minutes has certainly helped the movie.
Though Murugan-Anand's idea of making a comic entertainer with an important message is laudable, one should wait little longer to know how audiences are going to accept the unexpected yet logically perfect twist in the climax.
Verdict: Enjoyable ride