Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani is all about Bharath, who disassociates himself from school at the early stage of his childhood, since his teacher beats him, goes on to grow up as a traditional Siddha practitioner, but does not know anything beyond his profession. His only ambition is to get married to an educated girl, so that she can take care of him, and his family.
On his 25th movie, Bharath has given the best and traces of ‘Em Magan’ is quite evident in his character sketch. Nandita is cute and fit the village belle role perfectly. The movie takes its own time to settle in after the imaginary duet songs and ticking other thousands of clichés one by one.
The movie boasts more than 20 comedy actors, but provides very little comedy on its journey. The build up sequences prior to the interval block are the quite funny and offers some genuine laugh. Post interval, the movie goes on from the level of jogging to walking, and starts to crawl towards the climax. A couple of stunts, portions of Chaams should have not come out of the editing table at all.
Among the comedians, Karunakaran stands out with his one-liners, and offers some respite in the first half. Thambi Ramiah has tried his best, but his portions are too loud and his dialogues are nothing but a pale shadow of 90’s movies. P.G. Muthia’s camera has multiplied the beauty of the village, and Simon has offered a couple of foot tapping numbers.
The director has taken the audience for granted by sketching the lead characters (Bharath & Nandita) are someone, who can’t even count the currencies, and offering a dance number in the backdrop of a beach; when he tells the couple is going to Ooty for honeymoon. ‘ATSVS’ is nothing but a customary comical movie for the month of August from Kollywood.
Verdict – A visit to this Siddha clinic will offer you some genuine laugh, but the treatment time is tedious.
Stars - 2/5