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Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, November 11, 2016 • Tamil ]
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Review
Photon Kathaas
Silambarasan, Manjima Mohan
Gautham Menon
Reshma GhatalaGautham MenonVenkat Somasundaram
A. R. Rahman

A breezy bike ride, the girl of your dreams behind, wind on your face, sounds like a dream come true right? Right when you start to dwell in the moment, the situation goes haywire and demands that you live up to it, now the question is, are you? This is 'Accham Yenbathu Madamaiyada' in a nutshell, Gautam Vasudev Menon’s road trip journey comes right from the director’s heart as he unveils a story tailor-made for the current generation of youngsters who sure are to fall in love with Simbu all over again. So what’s in the store? Let’s find out.

For starters, it’s best you don’t find out STR’s character name in the movie, they have kept it a secret till the end and is best not to spoil the surprise. As in any other GVM movie, the film goes about from the Hero’s point of view and is brilliantly aided by ARR’s BGM. Dealing with a youth’s dream is a rather tricky subject, GVM capitalizes on what’s running on the mind of the youngster, is it a Bike or the girl you love? What do you do when the girl of your dreams steps into your life and blows your mind away like a poem and who better than Simbu can fit those shoes comfortably? Simbu is the carefree youngster roams around with his friends (Satish and a few others) and then cupid strikes him in the form of Manjima Mohan. The screenplay just butters away with lots and lots of cute moments very naturally as Simbu struggles in front of his love bug, quite a sight indeed.

A road trip on your favorite bike with a girl, what more would a guy ask for? Sounds like a musical and GVM makes sure it exactly is like that with all of AYM’s songs featuring in the first making very evident that the Oscar winning composer’s music is rightly utilized for the cream of the movie. With a breezy road trip and some love licking moments the screenplay is just fine when an accident throws up a sudden situation putting everyone’s life in danger. The movie takes a U turn from here and goes on action mode with Baba Sehgal, Daniel Balaji making entries as the bad guys. So do you prepare for the situation or just go by giving your best shot? Simbu’s character continues to evolve around this predicament and how they come out of the tricky scenario forms the rest of the film.

GVM’s strength lies in his immense trust on romance, he clearly has used Love again as the driving point of the movie. Simbu’s uncanny love puts him in a dangerous situation and is no joke to get out of it. Somehow the justification for all the violence and drama through the second half does not give a logical explanation. The motive for all the action is revealed very late with an unconvincing climax, and to make the screenplay more interesting GVM touches up with some mass elements which are just fine but doesn’t get the overall picture. However, scenes like when Simbu realizes that he is no more just the usual guy but has become a man is handled well enough.

There is a reason why everyone loves Simbu, in AYM he easily makes us feel that no one else could have done this movie better, especially the love portions. AYM surely is one of the benchmark performances of Simbu, as he fits into the character of a Romeo like a dream. Satish for a start has a good role as Simbu’s friend and makes us laugh with his innocence. Manjima breezes in like Sameera Reddy did in 'Vaarnam Aayiram', as in any other GVM movie and takes a major credit. The chemistry of STR-Manjima is sure to be talked about for a long time, thanks to some suave lens work by Dan Macarthur the whole road trip makes us fall in love all over again.

Rahman has gone overtime with this movie by making it look like a musical with back to back songs in the first half and every one of them blows your mind away including 'Thali Pogathey' even though the song comes at a crucial juncture. The composer is at his best through the first half when Simbu fall heads over heels on his lady love, the BGM silently creeps in and leaves but making a heavy mark indeed. Daniel Balaji and Baba Sehgal’s characters are limited and they do what their intended to.

Verdict: AYM is like one of the bike rides that starts of like a dream, hiccups through midway but eventually reaches the destination in style with the help of lovable performances and music.

Rating: 2.75 / 5.0

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