The plot of Yennamo Yedho follows the lives of two strangers who share their sorrow after being jilted by their respective lovers. Later their paths mingle over a series of encounters, as each drifts in and out of relationships with others. The remake of the Telugu film Ala Modalaindi is directed by debutant Ravi Thiagarajan (a former assistant to Priyadarshan). The plot takes inspiration from feel good rom-coms like When Harry Met Sally, A Lot Like Love and Definitely, Maybe.
Gautham Karthik’s (Kadal) second film showcases the actor’s penchant for comedy. A live wire on screen, he is effortless in his portrayal of Gautham who finds each of his relationships not quite working. There are three women in his life - Simran, who ditched him to marry a doctor; Nitya, with whom he has an on-again-off-again relationship; and Kavya (a likable Nikesha), a veterinary doctor whom he almost marries. It’s an attractive cast, each fitting well in the role. Rakul as Nitya is exuberant and vivacious and the duo share a cute on-screen chemistry. Ditched by their respective lovers, the first time the duo meet is at the wedding of their lovers. Getting silly drunk to drown their sorrow, the duo later strike up a friendship. Warm tones and a glossy rich look complement the urban, trendy feel of the narration. The songs, peppy and youthful (Imman), are aesthetically picturised. Prabhu plays a professional kidnapper who botches up his deal. The actor revels in his role and plays it with zest.
The film has quite a few twists and turns which act as catalysts to move the narration forward. It could have been trimmed towards the part where Gautham and friends try to stop Nitya’s wedding. The scene where another Gautham, a tipsy one ( a spirited Ramesh), enters the fray to stop the wedding of Nitya is enjoyable. The film may not be the best of romantic comedies. But it’s a fairly enjoyable watch.
Film: Yennamo Yedho (Tamil)
Director: Ravi Thiagarajan
Cast: Gautham Karthik, Rakul Preet Singh