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Vil Ambu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, February 12, 2016 • தமிழ் ]
Vil Ambu Review
Star Film Land, Nallusamy Pictures
Sri, Harish Kalyan, Srushti Dange, Samskruthy Shenoy, Chandini Tamilarasan, Harish Uthaman, Nandakumar, Mathan Kumar
Ramesh Subramaniam

Director Suseenthiran known for his meaningful films has produced 'Vil Ambu' with his associate Ramesh Subramaniam as director that deals with the subject that every occurrence in the universe is interconnected and how two unconnected men affect each other.  An interesting premise,  but the final product is far from satisfying.

Sri is a spoilt kid who becomes a good for nothing when he grows up mainly because of a bad upbringing on the other hand Harish Kalyan is brought up by decent parents who want him to become an IT professional, but he has aspirations about becoming a cameraman.  Shrushti Dange is Harish's rich lover and when they go to a film a fight that happens between Sri and his enemies in the parking lot results in Harish's father’s bike being damaged.  Harish goes to borrow money from a drug peddler Harish Uttaman and his life becomes a mess after that.  Meanwhile, Sri falls in love with Samskruthy Shenoy and when he tries to turn over a new leaf the girls politician father wants to kill them both and how these two boys worlds collide forms the climax.

Sri as the local rowdy boy has given an impressive performance with body language, dialogue delivery and matching expressions and proves that he is one actor to watch out for.  Harish is adequate both as a college boy as well as when wrongly accused  and hounded by the police.  Shrusti Dange who became popular with her dimples in the 'Putham Puthu kaalai' song in 'Megha' looks a lot less flattering here and has been wasted in an insignificant role.  Samskruthi Shenoy as the girl who loves Sri is young and bubbly and fits the role like a T.  It is Chandini Tamilarasan as the slum girl who pines for Harish who takes the cake amongst the girls with a lively performance and her quick change of expressions from brash to blush deserves credit.  All the other actors for no fault of theirs  mostly sleepwalk through their clichéd roles.

Martin Joe's camera work, Navin's music and Ruben's editing have done their parts well,  but sadly cannot help raise the film above its mediocrity.  Director Ramesh Subramaniam has tried to touch a high concept in 'Vil Ambu' but deviates from his theme and dishes out one clichéd scene after another making it a tedious viewing barring the climax when all the characters collide which is the saving grace.

One more example of a film with a great idea which could have been a lot better with more imaginative writing and execution.

Verdict : Good idea... but that is just not enough. 

Rating: 2.50 / 5.0

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