Sasikumar has been very successful in giving village oriented movies, such as “Subramaniapuram”, “Nadodigal” & “Sundarapandian”. He is acting in an urban-centric movie for the first time. Santhanam & Soori too have joined him for the first time. It is definitely going to be a new outing for Sasikumar. Trailer of the movie was not well received by the audience. Youtube Trailer got more dislikes than likes. Audience didn’t expect “Sasikumar” to dance for “DSP” Song or go behind heroine in stylish look. Trailer of the movie suggested that, it may be just yet another commercial action movie and didn’t create much expectation for the movie. But, no doubt that “SASIKUMAR” tag will definitely help the movie to have a decent opening. Director Socrates was Assistant Director to Kamalhaasan and Mouli. He makes his debut in Tamil Cinema with reputed actors & technicians. He almost waited for one year to meet Sasikumar and narrate this story. Just, within 20 minutes of Narration, Sasikumar agreed to do this role. Sasikumar has the habit of listening to only scripts which he will act for sure, as he doesn’t wants Directors to wait for him or get disappointed. He has acted in all the scripts, which he have listened till date. Let us see whether this movie will satisfy Common Man in this review.Story: Sasikumar & Naveen are childhood friends, who love Cinema. They get separated due to an incident. How they reunite forms the crux of the story. It is quite similar to ‘Kuselan’ movie.Sasikumar – It is a new genre for him. People love him, when he acts in message oriented movies or speaks dialogues which are related to the society. But, in this movie, he goes behind the girl like our usual heroes and it may not go well with his fans. His dance movements in duet songs looks funny.Lavanya – She was Miss Uttarkhand and has acted n 2 Telugu Movies – Andala Rakshasi & Doosukeltha. She makes her debut in Tamil Cinema with this movie. She looks beautiful, but has to improve a lot in her acting, as she stands like a statue in most of the scenes.Naveen Chandra – He made his debut in Telugu Cinema along with Lavanya in “Andala Rakshasi”. He makes debut in Tamil Cinema through this movie along with Lavanya. He too follows Lavanya’s footprints (standing like a statue) in his scenes.
Santhanam & Soori – Santhanam takes care of comedy in the first half and Soori takes care of it in the second half. Both of them have made sure that they make audience laugh with their one-liners and it is the only saving grace in the movie.
Devisriprasad – En Uyirin Uyiraga Songs was good to listen. Sentimental scenes music was similar to Vikraman movies
Cinematography by Joman was quite good in Songs. But, in few scenes, cinematography was pretty average.
Editing could have been much better. Movie runs for 150 minutes and it really tests the patience of the audience. There are lots of scenes, which are not needed for this movie & irritate the audience.
Director Socrates has tried to give a commercial movie with more importance to friendship. But, unfortunately, he fails to do so with very ordinary story & screenplay. He has missed out an excellent opportunity to make dream debut in Tamil Cinema with Sasikumar and reputed Crew.
Unlike Sasikumar’s earlier movies, this movie has forced comedy one liners, hero going behind heroine, weak script, unnecessary fight scene & hero singing duet songs in overseas locations. Santhanam’s comedy alone stands out in the movie