He is a man who has made comedy with the evergreen pair of Goundamani-Senthil, then with Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu, acted along with funny man Vivek, and now with the trendy comedian in Kollywood Santhanam, the director needs no more of an introduction. Sundar C is back after his Kalakalapu ruled the roost of hilarity for some time and now with an array of mainstay actors; Siddharth, Hansika, Ganesh V, Santhanam, RJ Balaji, Bosskey and phew the list is huge. UTV pictures Dhananjayan is kicked to release this movie in Telugu and Tamil, so let's see what Kumar's big plan to entice was.
Yaru intha Kumaru:
Sundar C's movies always have comedy as an integral part and come what may he always sticks to his genre of amusement. The movie is about a shy boy Kumar (Siddharth) who works in an IT company, most of us can easily relate to Kumar, the geek who would have fallen for the most beautiful girl (Hansika) in the team. And as usual there will be a dude (Ganesh) who can charm the ladies with a single hi-fi. The story weaves out with Kumar tumbling in love and the scenes involving the working environment is a little immature, however considering a movie with the sole intention of fun, the thought is pushed to the back of our head.
Well, how do you win a girl's heart? Boy there is an infinite list of Love guru's in Tamil Cinema and to join the league is "Mokia" (Santhanam). Santhanam sure has become a bankable star and the entry he makes these days is double the size of Hero's cocktail. However you definitely would compare his role of a Love consultant to Will Smith's "Hitch". His formula is simple "One idea = One credit card swipe" and they simply bring the house down with yummy jokes. So with the help of a Love Guru, Kumar ditches on frantic attempts to win the heart of Sanjana. The scenes leading up to these attempts are sidesplitting and so hilarious they never fail to make you giggle.
After numerous swipes of credit card and bribing dozens of players the love slowly blossoms, however the twist is the trump card of this movie. A truth so bitter for the Love guru that he tries to break the fort of love that he built, and the rest of the movie unveils if Love does win or not. Throughout the movie Kumar is done and dusted with the techniques of flirting, love and yes, beating as well. Does he still board the train of love after all these antics? Well watch and find out.
Theeya Vela senjitangala?
Yes! A sense of contentment is what you get, as you walk out of the theatres. The movie entirely basks on power packed humor scripts of Sundar C's wit lab and the USP are clear one liners and easy going jokes indeed. The Director has a flair for comedy and it's absolutely evident on how much he has utilized Siddharth's innocent looks and Santhanam's rib-tickling blabbering. One look at Siddharth is enough to realize the actor's potential to charm, but it's imperative to point out the irony of a shy geek essayed by Siddhu who is better known as a chocolate boy. Hansika is not just the usual bubbly girl we see in her usual movies, with a little of oomph her acting has matured well and good.
The movie as we said is easy going, but a large number of hiccups in the form of songs does not allow the movie to settle down, as it just stretches the movie and makes it appear like a tortoise trotting now and then. RJ Balaji deserves a special mention for his extended cameo and a bankable debut, he is sure to stay. How heavily is Kollywood depending on Santhanam? His magic wand of humor is just amazing with palpable one liner and gimmicks that make you laugh and laugh and laugh. But for a brief moment, his role is so reminiscent of BEB, OKOK and many more, but who else could have done this role is question to ask ourselves.
The climax is very old formulae revisited, makes you wonder if there could've been a better ending. The songs apart from "Azhagendral" don't leave a hefty mark, so some average composition from Sathya, but the visuals in Japan by Gopi is tidy work indeed.
All in all, a roundup of fun jarring the songs makes TVSK a breezy entertainer from Sundar C's team.
Verdict: Age old winning formula of romantic comedy paves off.