EGO is a romantic comedy film directed by S.Sakthivel and produced by V.P.Stillz. This film revolves around Eswar (Velu), Gomathi (Anaswara), Bala (Balasarvanan) and the hate, love, lies that bring them together in a comical and twisted journey. Eswar and Bala are thieves who are stuck in a train trying to escape from two gangsters they stole from. Gomathi is a young girl next door from Aanamala who is running away from home to see her boyfriend and make him convince her parents by showing them an ancestral ring that their family has a soft corner towards. This train journey changes their life in unexpected ways. Gomathi loses her ring and blames it on Eswar and Bala who are already stuck in a rut. Once these two prove to her that they are innocent they land up in even more trouble. They get down to get some fresh air in the next station asking Gomathi and her friend to take care of their bag of money and on noticing a passenger stealing Gomathi's ring he chases after the crook to retrieve the ring on that process they successfully manage to get the ring but they lose the train and their bag of money as well. Things take a turn for the worse after that when Eswar and Bala decide to go to Aanamala to meet Gomathi in the hope of getting back their back and giving her the lost ring. On reaching her house they realize that she ran away from home but on seeing the ring her entire family believe that Eswar is the guy Gomathi ran away to see. Do they ever find out the truth? Does Eswar get his money back? Does Gomathi get married to the love of her life? What does destiny have planned for them? Watch this film to find out.
Director S.Sakthivel has clearly tried to make these unexpected events stand out in a comical way. He has given us a few typical mainstream scenes presented in a way that tries hard to suit the current trend of comedy. His character introductions are good but though the film claims to have unexpected events they are not one of a kind as you can easily predict the order of these events. The screenplay seemed to drag a little towards the end of the first half. Though the film gets you laughing here and there on the whole the film turns out to be very average. Cable Sankar has written the dialogues for the film. The Pollachi slang and their exchanges are very clichéd.
Performances of the lead actors needed more depth and their timing could have been better. Their performances seem staged. Balasaravanan's sense of humour stands out and he cracks you up constantly. Velu as Eswar needs to work a bit more on his dialogue delivery and Anaswara as Gomathi could have expressed more. All the actors seemed to emote in a very artificial manner and their performances lacked intensity and hence the audiences fail to relate to the characterizations.
The title song by Kash Villanz is very catchy and the background score by Dhina suits the theme of the film. The dubbing is out of sync in a lot of scenes and the cinematography though passable is overexposed in a few shots.
Over all this film will crack you up in a few parts but as a whole it fails to entertain masses. If you find yourself with a lot of time to spare and nothing better to do this film would be passable.