Director Subramaniam Siva, who touched the dark shades of life in Chennai in his last 'Yogi', has treaded a cool and a casual path in 'Seedan'. A remake of Malayalam entertainer 'Nandanam', 'Seedan' is a breezy venture which also tells a message or two on human relationships.
With Dhanush doing a cameo, the movie comes as a treat for those who love to watch time-pass popcorn entertainers, that too with whole family. Slow at places, there is no denying that the script is steady too.
A romantic theme never fails to appease masses. If it is blended with a family drama, the delight is double. That is what 'Seedan' is all about. Ananya and newcomer Krishna are lover couple and with Dhanush playing the saviour of their affair, it is fun and joy throughout.
Subramanaiam Siva deserves to be complimented for making necessary changes in the script to suit Tamil audience. He has ensured that the grip is not lost anywhere in the story.
Thanks to Dhanush making entry in the second half, the movie picks up momentum to ensure there are no big dull moments anywhere from the interval.
Mahalakshmi (Ananya) is a maid in the huge bangalow of Amirthavalli (Sheela), where she takes good care of the latter. An ardent devotee of Lord Muruga, Maha has a dream of marrying a boy of her choice.
Life takes a turn when Mano (Krishna), Amirthavalli's grandson enters the house for a vacation. Maha is surprised because he is the man who comes in her dream and falls in love with her.
A twist in the tale is Mano's mother (Suhasini) urging him to marry her friend's daughter. When a shocked Mahalakshmi offers prayers to Lord Muruga, from nowhere enters Saravanan (Dhanush), a new cook in the house. From there on, Mahalakshmi comes across enough pleasant surprises and all things thanks to Saravanan end well.
Three cheers to Ananya who has played her part well. She is at ease in romantic sequences and equally good in emotional scenes. Krishna doesn't seem to be a novice. He plays his part well considering this to be his maiden attempt.
Vivek as fake Godman brings the roof down with laughter. His one-liners are witty and catchy. Refreshing to see the comedian striking it rich after a gap.
And the real scene-stealer is Dhanush. The man, who is on a good run in Kollywood, seems to have carried the burden in his shoulders with immaculate ease and delivered one of his best. As a cook who is witty and humouous, Dhanush is there to entertain.
The likes of Suhasini, Sheela among others show their experience on screen. Dhina has come up with some catchy numbers and the best is 'Saravana Samayal...', a classical fusion.
On the whole, 'Seedan' is a breezy entertainer. With romance, comedy, sentiments and emotions at right mix, the film is worth a watch. Of course there are some speed breakers, but the ride is safe.