February 14, make no mistakes about it, is a candyfloss love subject. With a name as it has got, what can it otherwise be. This youthful romance packs plenty of sentiments and style, to emerge as a viable time-pass.
In the shades of Kadhal Kottai, the movie dwells on the heroine falling in love with a youth whom she has not seen. Their only contact is of course the letters.
A pacy screenplay by debutant director Hochimin sustains the much-needed tempo in this movie, which otherwise goes predictable. The sequence of events narrated by Hochimin makes the whole thing engrossing.
Equally supportive are Rathnavelu's noteworthy cinematography and melodious numbers by Bharadwaj.
The movie begins with Bharath (Siva), a native of Thamaraikulam in Madurai going to Bangalore to take up his higher studies. He comes across Renuka Menon (Pooja) in the college and falls in love with her instantly.
Pooja, born and brought up in USA, lives with her grandfather (Pyramid Natarajan).
Pooja, a typical US citizen, doesn't like the situation here, and is totally opposite to Siva, who churns out a documentary on India to win the admiration of the professors.
Pooja, dejected with no one matching her likes and dislikes in India, decides to leave for the USA.
But her grandfather wants her to stay here. So, steps in Siva, who writes letters to her without disclosing his identity (in the name of Mr X). He heaps praises on her and acts as an admirer of her qualities and her preferences. Soon Pooja falls in love with Mr X.
She even decides to cancel her plans to return home and launches a desperate search to locate her Mr X. She decides to take the help of Siva in locating Mr X.
Fearing losing her friendship, Siva pretends to locate Mr X. After several twists and turns, the movie ends on a happy note.
Having proved his acting skills in Kadhal, Bharath has yet again given a matured performance here. He is not just adept at dancing, he comes through triumphant in humorous and romantic sequences too.
Malluwood girl Renuka Menon, making her debut in Tamil, has played her part well. A bubbly young girl, Renuka walks away with applause towards the climax, where she has given a noteworthy performance.
However, Vadivelu's attempts to evoke laughter playing a canteen owner end up in vain.
Also in the comedy cast are Sathyan, Suman Shetty and Santhanam.
Bharadwaj music is a major asset to the film as he rings in the right tones to elevate the romance of the moment.
Hochimin, a one -time associate of director Shankar, sure knows what the youngsters want.
He has not stretched himself too much and has played up to the gallery.