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Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam review: Watch it for the topical second half

Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam

Source: SIFY

By: MOVIEBUZZ

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 29 October 2021

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Movie Title

Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam review: Watch it for the topical second half

Director

Prabhu Jeyram

Star Cast

RS Karthiik, Ayraa, Soundarya Bala Nandakumar, Rohini, Bhagavati Perumal, Dhanyaa, Subha

Debutant director Prabhu Jeyaram's Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam has diametrically opposite two halves in one film with characters playing different roles in both the parts and hence, the makers had even marketed it as a duplex film.

In the first half, we get to see JP(RS Karthiik) narrating a script to the producer (Baghavathy Perumal). In JP's story, the protagonist is a carefree youngster who has multiple relationships but everything ends in a terrible breakup. JP's script reminds us of Pa.Ranjith's debut film Attakathi with a difference that the protagonist's family belongs to a privileged community. 

The first half is all about how a youngster who hates his own caste pride ends up marrying a girl from his own caste and also understands that there is nothing wrong with loving one's own caste but Jaathi Veri is evil! The producer doesn't seem to be keen about this script and as audiences, we too feel the same.  

Later, we are told that JP's first script is a serious content-driven subject and he narrates the same to one of his friends, who has now approached the same producer to whom JP has narrated his rom-com. Knowing this conspiracy, JP barged into the producer's room and convince him to listen to his version and the other version narrated by his friend. According to JP, only a writer of the script can give the best narration and the producer agrees!

The second half of the film is engaging and talks about the importance of the reservation to establish equality in society. He also pointed out the flaws by mentioning how a few developed lower caste folks using the reservation in the wrong way and how a few struggling upper caste folks are struggling to come up due to the same law. 

We wish that Prabhu Jeyaram had fully explored the second half of the film as he has superbly handled the difficult script from a neutral angle. The climax has also given perfect closure to all the main characters in the film.

Performance-wise, RS Karthiik has done a decent job while the supporting actors Rohini and Junior Balaiah have proved their acting mettle in their well-written characters.

Music by Guna Balasubramanian and Arunkrishna Radhakrishnan's visuals are adequate in the film.

Overall, Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam is a good watch for the topical second half of the film. However, an urgent trimming is required in the first half. 

Verdict: Watch it for the topical second half

 

 

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