By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Sundar C, Sathyaraj, Sruthi, Santhanam
Director Sakthi Chidambaram is still living in a bygone era. His Guru Sishyan which has Sathyaraj and Sundar C in the title roles is a crass act. No joke is too low to be cracked, no jibe too risqu? to be made. The bottom is the limit.
Here is the far out plot. Guru (Sathyaraj) is a slimy moneylender of Rajapalayam, whom everybody including his assistants (Raj Kapoor) hates him. Eeti (Sundar C) a smart alec soon becomes his constant companion. The pair gang up and virtually take the town over with their boorish and aggressive ways including humiliating Mahalakshmi (Saranya), at any given opportunity.
There is a constant tug of war between Guru and Mahalakshmi who we are told through regular flashbacks were husband and wife who fell out over Guru?s sister?s suicide. At the interval point it is revealed that Eeti is Mahalakshmi?s long lost brother whose mission in life is to unite the estranged couple!!
It has an overdose of masala ingredients, that you saw in the 80?s and 90?s films- stale punchlines, bloated heroine in skimpy clothes, stock buddy comedy, retrograde male stereotype like comedian Santhanam trying to out beat his role model Goundamani by cracking double meaning jokes, dressing up as a woman and doing crude gags.
Outrageous is a pretty good word to describe the film. Sad to see a fine actor like Sathyaraj with terrific comedy timing reduced to a buffoon. Sundar C tries to discover his comic side. The heroine Sruthi is a disaster and cannot be any competition to Namitha as made out by the director. The film also pays left handed compliments to Tamil superstars notably Vijay and Ajith. Dhina?s music is a yawn.
Strictly for those who love double entendre, crude comedy, skin show and item numbers, flying kicks and have more than two and a half hours to spare.
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film