Long, Tedious Tale That Could Use a Diversion

The film chronicles the love-story of a couple whose lives take twists and turns before the saga reaches its desirable end.

Published: 02nd April 2016 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

Long, tedious

The film chronicles the love-story of a couple whose lives take twists and turns before the saga reaches its desirable end. It marks the acting debut of Siddhu, son of actor-politician Jayapradha, who produced the film. This is a remake of the Telugu film, the Nitin-Nitya Menen-starrer Ishq (2012).

Unfortunately for Tamil audiences, it's a familiar scenario with nothing particularly refreshing or exciting in the plot or narrative style. While Siddhu, for a debutant, performed the role of the love-struck youngster fairly competently, his Tamil accent is atrocious and distracting. It alienates one from the character and happenings. Hansika overdoes her cute-bubbly act to the extent that her character at times appears flippant and not all there.

Long, tedious.jpgThe story follows Priya and Rahul, who encounter each other, with Rahul falling for her at first sight. It takes longer for Priya, initially irritated with his coarse behaviour, to thaw towards him. And this happens when the flight they are on to Chennai, is diverted to Goa. Rahul promises her a good time in Goa, a place she always wanted to visit. The inevitable happens here. Priya realises Rahul's sterling qualities of heart and falls for him. Many of the happenings here are familiar and predictable. Situations seem to be forcibly created to give the hero a chance to prove his prowess in the action scenes — like the episode where Priya on a late night lone visit to the beach encounters some rowdy elements and Rahul comes to the rescue.

One thought the second half would probably compensate for the dreariness of the first half. But that does not happen. The next part of the plot follows the couple to Chennai. And then it's the hurdle to their love in the form of Shiva (Ajay reprising his role from the Telugu version) the agressive, protective brother of Priya. At the interval block, Rahul sets eyes on Ajay, Priya's brother, at the airport, and a surprised expression crosses his face. But the whole backstory of the issue between the two men leaves one untouched.

The rest is about how Shiva tries to stop the marriage of his sister to Rahul and how the latter manipulates situations to get his girl. There are not many interesting moments here either. Pushed in at regular intervals, the songs are like speed breakers. The film, at about 147 minutes of viewing time, is a journey too long and tedious.


Film: Uyire Uyire  Cast: Siddhu, Hansika, Ajay, Chaya Singh, Naraen


A R Rajasekhar

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