Friday 27 December 2013
Sri Thenandal Films
Mahendran, Malavika Menon
The films open with a death scene and the rituals that follow. But 30 minutes into the film you realize that it is just the premise for a love story between a Tappu player (Mahendran), and an oppari singer (Malavika Menon).
The only place where the lead pair can meet is a house of death. So, the hero and his gang of four is anxiously waiting to hear the news of a death and even goes to the extent of scanning the voters list to shortlist the probable candidates!!!
Director Barathi Balakumaran has taken a sincere effort to weave a convincing love story and it is the subtle humour that keeps the narrative interesting. An uncanny perfect casting and a tight screenplay keeps the storyline moving and has the audiences hooked.
The film works because of its characterisation, simplicity and the funny twists and turns. New face Mahendran with his winsome smile lights up the screen with his energy and Malavika is apt. Wish more directors come up with clever scripts that gives audiences a good time at the cinema halls.
James Vanthan?s songs and UK Senthil Kumar?s cinematography impresses. On the downside too many songs play spoilers.
Verdict: Joy ride