Runtime – 2 hours 17 minutes
CBFC Rating – U/A
Cast: Jiiva, Bobby Simha, Kajal Aggarwal, Sunainaa, Shruti Ramakrishna, Mayilsamy, RJ Balaji, Bala Saravanan, Manobala, Madhumitha, Manthra.
Cinematography: Abinandhan Ramanujam
Music: Leon James
Editing: TS Suresh
Production: R S Infotainment
Distribution: Abi & Abi Pictures
Lyrics: Ko Sesha
The female lead is asked to live with her man for a week to get divorce; will the cupid strike again?
The big picture
The one-liners on promotions indicated an adult comedy, but it’s not. It does have a few such dialogues and that mean this is rated U/A. The curious factor here is that the dialogue when Jiiva struggles with his zipper is muted on screen while it is going on and on in televisions. How strange is that?
There is no strong story, just screenplay-based filmmaking attempting to deliver a rom-com. The same is not adequately catered to fulfill the majority. No questioning Jiiva’s acting capabilities but his choice of films haven’t been spectacular and has let him down more often that not. He has tried to go back to his most successful genre here where he could easily turn good with free flowing narration filled with funny moments here and there. But the comedy part could’ve been written well.
Kajal Agarwal is one lead actress who is struggling for any critical reception for each of her characters have no direct impact in storytelling. Here, in the rom-com, some better homework would’ve given her quite a lot of brownie points.
Bobby Simha hasn’t been much impressive lately but this is better than the characters he has been doing. Sunainaa has always been that capable lead actress confined to some secondary roles. The same here. Shruthi Ramakrishna, last seen in Thirukumaran Entertainment’s 144 opposite Ashok Selvan plays a friend of Kajal.
A couple of Leon James’ tracks have decorated the top charts but we are not able to feel any good except for Sid Sriram’s Nee Tholaindhaayo.
The roughly two and a half minutes blooper video at the end credits was more entertaining, sadly. Bala Saravanan and RJ Balaji have been good individually all these years, but somehow the combination isn’t that outstanding. The have a handful of sequences that gives a laughter. Mayilsamy as father is a rather good alternative to the usual fathers we’ve been seeing.
Deekay has attempted a carefree ride to cheer up the audience, he is partly successful in fulfilling his target audience. The overall work is not up to the level that would be entertaining enough for all sections. DOP Abinandhan Ramanujam has made good use of the cool locations and colorful costumes.
Only when we overlook everything, it will make a good watch.