Even after her demise, she is the darling of the masses! During her time, she was portrayed as a demi God of seductive acting, and now after these many years, her life is being depicted across in different languages. After Vidhya Balan's "Dirty Picture" here comes Kollywood's own version of Silk Smitha's story and the tag line of the movie screams aloud as "This is as it is version of her story". And why not, the screen writer is Kaloor Dennis, who has been writing more than ten of her films in the past. Directed by Anil the movie has Sana Khan donning the role of Silk Smitha, and the supporting cast includes Suresh Krishna, Arvind and Subin.
A Page out of the Diary:
As said, there are many versions of Silk's story and this is yet another girl coming from very naïve backgrounds to reach the top. Sanakhan is Pongkodi an orphan brought up by her Step mother, portrayed by Shanthi Williams. Through the hardships of life, she crawls and her life gets a U turn after she grabs the attention of a director who takes her to the city. He introduces her to one of the movies, which turns out to be a blockbuster thanks to her. She is christened as Sumitha and that's when the climb to stardom weaves out.
Now Suresh Krishna is a millionaire businessman better known as RK. Sumitha falls in love with him crazily and slowly enough the couple get together as predicted. The movie flows enough predictably and the businessman slows puts the immense confidence on business and his all other personal commitments on her. Life is smooth for Sumitha as she settles down in one of his sprawling houses with luxury never a problem.
All hell breaks loose when RK's son Subin also falls heads over heels on Sumitha. The lad is just in his college, and the vivacity of Silk's is no match for his feelings, and he tries to grab her attention. When the millionaire comes to know of this, the plot unveils something surprising and the tale gets the much required grip.
Good and Bad:
To compare this movie with Vidhya Balan's "Dirty Picture", apart from the unfathomable oomph factor in both the movies, Oru Nadigayin Diary has a decent narration, thanks to the director. Though he screenplay is sluggish and you might wonder a lot of oomph from Sana, well this is Silk's movie. Music is nothing to take notice of, with just whiskers of instruments, so is the background hardly ear catching.
Sana deserves a bit of appreciation for her role in this movie, as to take up and depict a bombshell of yesterday requires a lot of research and hard work; she manages to pass the litmus test. She oozes the dynamism pretty well and as usual the movie is full of ah's and oh's not to forget. However when you see her in distress in the early stages of the movie, it's like a sexy siren bound for hardship and doesn't even fit the scenario. The cinematography is uncanny and a lot of zooming on private parts without any justification, the notion is simply induced to showcase Silk's glamour quotient.
Screenplay falls behind by a long way with losing steam in places, clearly missing the train by a long way. An honest attempt no doubt, however it misses the wow factor that Silk's movie used to deliver those days. At the end of the day, it fails to make a complete impression, with only delivering the intention in places.
Verdict: Not a fitting plot to unveil Silk's legacy!
Rating : 1.5/5