A song that has kindled enough curiosity. A pair whose chemistry is much talked about. And a director whose debut is eagerly expected due to reasons many. Aided by all these factors, '3' is finally here.
The film is a cocktail of emotions as it travels with a young man and woman, their joy, sorrow, friends circle and the society they move in. As a director and script writer, Aishwarya R Dhanush scores big time in the first half.
She handles emotions with ease and √©lan, at least till the interval. In the latter half, Aishwarya surprises by offering things on a different platter and she is only partially successful in that.
Dhanush adds immense value to the film with his stunning performance. Though the role is a kind of an extension of his 'Mayakkam Enna' character, the actor delivers goods scene after scene. When he appears as a school boy, he makes us believe that he is one.
Shruti Haasan is beautiful and good at romantic scenes. Siva Karthikeyan, Sunder Ramu, Prabhu, Bhanupriya and Rohini are there to offer strength to the script.
Ram (Dhanush) and Janani (Shruthi Haasan) are higher secondary students who fall for each other. As they grow up, so does their affinity for each other, and despite opposition from the elders, they tie the knot.
When they start a fresh life, problems start to crop up. Not the usual misunderstanding difficulties newly-married couples would face. But this is of a different kind. Ram is forced to take a decision. What follows is an emotional tale.
The film starts on a cute and fresh note, but turns serious all of a sudden. As we are mesmerized by the charm of the pair, we are perplexed to see the way how the script develops post interval.
Not just Dhanush and Shruti Haasan, but Velraj's lens too wears different get-ups, one has to say. A very good work by the cinematographer. Kola Bhaskar's editing is of worth mentioning.
And Anirudh is definitely the invisible strength of the movie. While his songs are already popular, the young man's background score in '3' elevates the mood. His work is an asset to the project.
'3' is a surprise package for many reasons. Erase all the expectations the film created, keep your mind a clean slate and go to the cinema hall to take a roller-coaster ride. A must watch for film patrons.