Ithu Namma Aalu review: Good weekend watch!
Ithu Namma Aalu review: Good weekend watch
Friday 27 May 2016
Some movies just doesn't need a great story to work and keep you engrossed....
Pandiraj's Idhu Namma Aalu is neither poignant like his Pasanga series nor edge of the seat action entertainer like Kathakali but still entertains to a very large extent.
All credit goes to the effervescent chemistry between STR and Nayanthara along with the comic one liners of Soori,who constantly pulls the leg of our hero by hinting his real life characteristics...
Siva(STR) is a project manager in an IT company and has several break-up stories to his curriculum vitae. The story begins when Siva visits his home town as his dad(Jaya Prakash) wants him to have an arranged marriage. Siva meets Myla (Nayanthara) and his heart melts.
Interestingly Myla is a very strong girl who has a mind of her own and knows about Siva's past. He was in love with Priya (Andrea), Myla's friend but soon on knowing the real reason behind Siva's break up with Priya, Myla agrees for the marriage and everything goes well with plenty of phone calls and gift exchange between the duo until a heated argument breaks between Siva and Myla's dads over a drink!
Now will Siva marry Myla or even this relationship tanks ? Watch on the big screen to know...
The first half of Idhu Namma Aalu is breezy with some cool scenes, especially the initial sulk between STR and Nayanthara along with the flashback portions of Andrea works really well. As said earlier, Soori's one liners are a big plus. Simbu carries the film on his shoulder and his charisma along with immense screen presence is a treat to watch. Nayan not only looks pretty but she scores in the cute love scenes and emotional bit in the end. Andrea in a small role impresses.
On the downside, the film’s second half feels especially labored with few silly phone conversations and cliched ego clash between STR and Nayanthara's families, which slows the tempo. But the climax and humour with it is sure to bring a big smile on your face as we walk out of the movie hall.
Technically, Bala Subramiam's cinematography is glossy as usual and he has beautifully shown the STR- Nayanthara pair while the film definitely need urgent trimming, especially the maman waiting song (STR and Adah Sharma) comes as a speed breaker. Debutant music composer Kuralarasan has scored well in songs and his background score too is quite laudable.
To conclude, Idhu Namma Aalu is watchable for the brilliant on screen chemistry between STR and Nayan, also for the quirky one liners of Soori.
Idhu Namma Aalu review Verdict: Good weekend watch