|Siddu Plus 2|
|Shanthnoo, Chandini, Mano Bala, Sita|
It becomes a mishmash of various scenes from earlier Bhagyaraj movies, and has the look and feel of an 80’s movie. At 2 hours and 40 minutes, the film loses its steam half way through and tests the audience’s patience.
The film, like all Bhagyaraj movies has double entendre galore, but here it looks trusted into the script especially the scene in a night club, where a lady makes lewd propositions to Siddu and the dialogues that follow!
The film revolves around two characters Siddu (Shanthanoo) and Pavithra (Chandini), who accidentally meet at Madras Central station. Both are on the run after failing in their plus 2 exams.
Siddu carries a poison bottle in hand as he wants to commit suicide after enjoying life for a couple of days! It is but natural that the two, slowly become friends and friendship develops into love. They live together in Chennai like “innocent, good romantic couple” that you see in movies of 1980’s..
The silver lining in the otherwise seriously flawed film is the Poove Poove.. song tuned by Dharan and Rasamathi's camera. On the whole, the film is painfully predictable, and offers nothing original in its writing or treatment. It just doesn't work because it's hard to empathize with any of the characters and the actors fail to rise above the flawed script.
The humour is ordinary, and we hope that Shanthnoo develops his own style rather than imitating other stars and bounces back with a better script.