Debutant Maker's Puriyadha Anandam Effort Goes Haywire

Published: 07th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2015 05:41 AM   |  A+A-


Wearing multiple hats, including that of a TV presenter and host, he has regaled audiences as a playback singer with his melodious voice in songs like June Ponal.... (in Unnale Unnale). And now Krish makes his debut as the hero in Puriyadha Anandam.... a romantic entertainer. And for a debutant, Krish essays his character Bharathi, a shy youngster in the first flush of love, with fair competence. But he could have selected a better launching vehicle.

The film opens with a train journey, where Bharathi (Krish) encounters a married couple — Karthi and Poorni — and strikes a friendship with them. On Karthi’s prodding, Bharathi opens up about the love of his life. We learn that he has been following the girl for more than a couple of years, but could never bring himself to express his love to her. It’s a routine scenario, where Bharathi is shown hanging around the bus stop she frequented, throwing lovelorn looks at her. Her shy glances at him, doesn’t seem to have made Bharathi realise that she was interested in him too. Probably because the girl (dimpled and pretty looking Srushti), found the right expressions hard to come by! It’s a lot of co-incidental misses, the duo crossing each other often, but oblivious of the other’s presence. It’s a miss again, when Bharathi on Karthi’s persuasion, brings the latter to the bus stop to get a look at his girl. But again, that couldn’t have happened, because the director introduces a twist here, not very relevant though. There are quite a few derogatory comments on women, their attitude and dressing. And even if it’s a decently dressed woman in traditional attire, the comment keeps coming. The interval block takes the cake for it. Where Bharathi’s friend Mano, publicly berates the girl and showers her with a string of abuses and accusations — his generalised comments covering the entire women population — about playing with Bharathi’s feelings and driving him to depression. A most unreasonable accusation, for it was Bharathi who had kept stalking and hounding her. Also, earlier at a point, when Bharathi had felt that another guy had pre-empted him and was in her life, it was Mano who had pacified Bharathi and warned him not to read too much into an innocuous situation. This public humiliation was uncalled for.

The lackluster screenplay abounds in such situations, unconvincing and hard to digest. The amateur treatment doesn’t help matters. The scenes depicting the strong bonding between the girl, her sister and her brother-in-law, lacks depth. Also the whole episode of the fall out of the girl’s marriage is the weakest link in the screenplay. It’s a long dreary, monotonous route the debutant director takes to finally reach the pre-determined conclusion to his love saga. Puriyadha Anandam … is a debutant maker’s effort gone haywire.

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