Expectations on each other are high among couples in love these days and there is absolute lack of compromise. This forms the underlying theme of 'Doo', churned out by debutant filmmaker Sriram Padmanabhan.
Credits to the director for not making a preachy film for the theme would have tempted him to do so. He sticks to the commercial format and the movie is loaded with humour, romance and action. More in the shades of 'Siva Manasula Sakthi', 'Doo' ends up a jolly-go-ride for youngsters.
Sriram Padmanabhan seems to have done his home work well, for the film is more like a mirror capturing the routine of youngsters who are in love these days. The dialogues are extremely casual but very realistic.
The lead pair of Sanjay and Naksthatra reminds us the one that we come across these days in shopping malls, multiplexes and other points. The arguments, their relationship and separation are captured well.
Vasanth (Sanjay) works in a sub-registrar office. He lost his father and lives with his mother (Urvashi) and his sister. A happy guy, he spends all his time with his friends ('Lollu Sabha' Jeeva, Jegan and others). He meets his schoolmate Swapna (Nakshatra), who works in an IT company. They rekindle their friendship and love blossoms. But soon they realize that they are contrasting characters. Eventually they part ways.
Things take a turn when Anu (Sangeetha Bhat), a freelance journalist, comes in Vasanth's life. At the same time, both Vasanth and Swapna cannot forget each other. What happens then in their lives is the rest.
Sanjay of 'Mundhinam Parthenae' plays the lead role. He symbolizes today's youngsters and their thoughts well. But he needs to tighten up his skills in dancing.
Nakshatra as angry and possessive lover impresses. Both Jegan and 'Lollu Sabha' Manohar evoke plenty of laughter. Sangeetha Bhatt, Urvashi and Rajesh do justice to their roles.
C R Maravarman's cinematography adds pep to the film and gives it a fresh feel. Abhishek-Lawrence duo gives peppy numbers and a couple of songs sung by Vijaya T Rajendher and Silambarasan are good.
The movie would go down well with youngsters, though it reminds 'Kushi' and 'Siva Manasula Sakthi'. A good attempt that is enjoyable...