The passage of growing up is very complicated. Especially in the impressionable times of the teens. It is a phase that is fraught with possibilities and impossibilities. It, in a sense, decides what a person is and what he or she is not.
It is a period when the meaning of life changes as hormones moan and the mind, caught between the innocence that is no longer there and the reality that is still not arrived, play a trick.
Kastoori Raja delivered a hit through Thulluvatho Ilamai as he chronicled the process of growing up in this make or mar period. It was a youth subject for the grown ups. Here in Idhu Kadhal Varum Paruvam, you have women, full of oomph with Kiran particularly being voluptuous.
The story is about Surya (Harish Kumar). The teen school boy's inner turmoil and his difficult coming of age is the story. His escapades and fantasies with his classmate Raji, model Manasi (Kiran) and a sex worker Swarna (Lakshmi Priya) form the story. The story moves from one fantasy infatuation to another. Towards the end, the characters realise the consequences of whatever has happened before.
The film has enough appeal to the youth section of the audience.
The music and the cinematography are good. Kastoori Raja's avatar as a music director has exceeded expectations. Performances by the lead stars are good too. Kiran sizzles in a fantasy kind of character. Harish Kumar comes across as an eager and enthusiastic person.
Idhu Kadhal Varum Paruvam is an appealing film especially for those youngsters with a hormonal overdrive.