CBFC Rating – U
Runtime – 2 hours 19 minutes
Cast: GV Prakash Kumar, Anandhi, Nikki Galrani, Prakash Raj, RJ Balaji, Robo Shankar, Singampuli, Motta Rajendran, Kovai Sarala, MS Baskar, Urvashi, Mandy Takhar.
Direction: M Rajesh
Cinematography: Sakthi Saravanan
Music: GV Prakash Kumar
Editing: Vivek Harshan
Production: Amma Creations
Lyrics: Na Muthu Kumar
The lead runs into trouble with police the day before his marriage, with his friend, did he make it on time to tie the knots with his real love?
The big picture
Another dud from M Rajesh, the director who’s faded a shade since sending the state into comical carnivals by his first three films. Duly noted on his capacity and witty nature of evoking laughter from unusual circumstances, but he has a lot of critical negatives in the past and this film is not to improve that one bit.
GV Prakash Kumar, the composer-cum-actor has been playing safe, opting for comical-romances, that has carried himself into his fifth film as the lead. With upcoming actors struggling for opportunities, the bunch of films he holds assures of the trust the makers have in him to get their money back, despite his critical appreciation ranging from mediocre to average. Here, his ‘virgin boy’ romance blossoms again, with Anandhi and Nikki Galrani, but who to choose?
There is even a dialogue of how his films have been criticized with ratings from RJ Balaji, but they provided average entertainment, even that’s missing here. The album is no good judging by how well the composer can be. Nikki Galrani, Anandhi play just the kind of characters we’ve seen in Rajesh’s movies. Sadly there is no scope for performance and romance is not likable one bit.
Also, Rajesh’s films have this unavoidable trait of being utterly lean on storytelling except for a couple of films but when they fall short of comical execution, there is hardly anything that could save them. That’s why picking comedy as your strength is a big risk. It has failed here, again. The script that’s targeted at the locality boys, as described in the film, might not really be able to receive any favorable response from the masses despite having a release in a handful number of screens.
Another film, another spoof on Solvathellam Unmai. RJ Balaji and Urvashi try to liven up the scene, MS Bhaskar helps somewhat. Another habit of extended climax continues, a cameo from Jiiva, too. With a love story as thin as this, one gets no feel at all when love strikes again. As GV Prakash enters a dilemma to pick the right girl, we also stare at the empty popcorn pack, wondering how this is going to get a move on from here.
The cop combo of Prakash Raj, Robo Shankar, Singampuli is fairly successful. Motta Rajendran and Kovai Sarala are utterly remorseful, used under bizarre circumstances. RJ Balaji struggles to save the film. Multiple Vijay references, ‘Aaluma Doluma’ for Ajith fans. But references alone will not be enough.
A lead, on the night before his marriage, gets out to Pondicherry with his bestie, RJ Balaji, ends up playing hide & seek with police, enters a haunted bungalow for a completely irrelevant horror-comedy(!) song, the unforgettable first love, his future wife suddenly gets unattached, more strange drama and what else?! If all these things make sense to you, then this is for you.