This Valentine's weekend comes 'Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal'. Elred Kumar, who produced blockbusters such as 'Ko' and 'Vinnaithandi Varuvaya', has wielded the megaphone by directing a romantic thriller.
With Atharva and Amala Paul around, he has attempted a youthful affair. What begins as a candy floss romance gathers momentum to end as an edge of the seat thriller. Has Elred Kumar managed to render a gripping film? Perhaps the answer is partially yes.
The movie has some magical moments that describe the romance between a couple. The feeling of love-lost too finds a place. However as it enters the second half it goes into a clichéd path with events happening one-after-another giving one a deja vu feel. The narration is okay, but the letdown has been the weak script.
The story has close resemblance to many a film like 'Kudaikul Mazhai', 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen' and 'Kanimozhi'. Atharva plays a lover-boy, who lives in his own world after he loses his lover. Does he come out of it forms the climax.
Atharva has evolved a lot in his second film. From a school boy in his maiden venture 'Bana Kathadi', he graduates to play an IT professional who lives for romance. It is welcome role for Amala Paul. She has a right opportunity to prove her acting skills and at the same time oozes glamour in song sequences.
Jayaprakash plays an expected role - a psychiatrist. The cast includes Nassar, Ravi Prakash, Tharun and Anupama among others. Sadly for an actor like Nasser, who is a bundle of talent, he is underutilized.
Ram (Atharva), who takes care of an IT firm in Chennai, is madly in love with Charu (Amala Paul). He works the whole week only to spend a couple of days with his lover in Bangalore. One day, comes Latha (Amala Paul) from USA to the IT company in which Ram works. She is the CEO of the firm and she is shocked to see Ram.
Latha and a psychiatrist set out to find Ram's past. They come to know some shocking facts. What happens when she takes some extreme steps to set things right forms the climax.
There is richness, gloss in the movie thanks to Sakthi's cinematography. The romantic escapades are captured well by his lens. The song sequence shot in USA is a real treat to watch.
GV Prakash Kumar's songs compliment the good work behind the lens. Especially the songs 'O Sunandha...', 'Mazhai Pozhum...' are pleasant to listen to. Thamarai's lyrics are apt for youngsters.
Antony C Ruban's scissors seem to have gone quiet towards the second half. Songs put a brake at regular intervals.
The movie provides some magical moments to enthrall youngsters. Dialogues are crisp and catchy, sure to stick to the hearts of youngsters.
Elred Kumar being the producer himself has made it a grand affair. He succeeds in creating a romantic carnival on screen.