Insipid Screenplay, Tiring, Monotonous

Published: 31st May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

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The plot centers on four friends and of how they extricate themselves from an unfortunate situation they had landed in. It has been worked within a limited budget and the low production values are evident throughout. An insipid screenplay and amateur treatment ensures that it would be a tiring monotonous journey.

The early portions has Shiva and Arthi ( Sri, Priya) getting engaged, an alliance arranged by the elders. And for some time it seemed like it would be their pre-marriage relationship and the compatibility factor that would be explored. The duo go on outings, shopping malls and restaurants, each pretending to the other what they were not. Shiva’s turning up late on every date irritates Arthi. And after a horrific experience and a narrow escape from some rowdy elements, all thanks to Shiva’s not appearing on time, a furious Arthi decides to break away. An interesting scenario to build up on. But the whole issue is resolved through a song number, and the story now takes a suspense-action mode. The duo find a little boy in their car when they return from their shopping. One of the friends is arrested, and the other two kidnapped by some rowdy elements. The screenplay takes a downswing here never to recover. The whole second half lacks sensibility and conviction. The rowdy leader and his gang seem too casual to be taken seriously as a menacing force. The back story to the reason for the happenings in the lives of the friends is a long dreary one. The car-chase is one of the most unexciting ones one has seen on screen. The poorly crafted and repetitive moments at the National Athletic Meet takes a lot of space. In such a scenario, one can hardly expect any great performances. For Sri, who is adequate in his role, the film is a let- down, after his splendid take in Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Onaiyum Aattukuttiyum. Some films are meant to be seen, and some others skipped. This falls in the latter category.


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