Director: Adhik Ravichandran
Production Co: Cameo films
Music Director: G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cast: G. V. Prakash Kumar, Anandhi, Manisha Yadav, VTV Ganesh, Simran, Arya, Priya Anand, Yugi Sethu
After the phenomenal success of Darling at the box office with average to good reviews from critics, GV Prakash has matured, acting-wise and his range as an actor is evidently visible in Trisha Illana Nayanthara, his second feature film directed by debutant Adhik Ravichandran.
The romantic comedy Trisha Illana Nayanthara’s basic premise is a mercurial love. GV Prakash, Manisha Yadav and Ananthi are born on the same day, same time. They live in the same apartment. This leads to an obvious attraction between them which none of them try to disclose.
When Manisha leaves the city, Ananthi and GV Prakash tend to be close and which gradually give them the courage to express their love for each other. GV Prakash who is bad in keeping secrets lets the whole school know about his act of love. Knowing this Ananthi dumps GV Prakash. Without a break GV Prakash fall in love with Manisha Yadav who re-enters with a phone call.
In his process to reform the alcoholic Manisha Yadav, GV Prakash breaks up with her too to teach a lesson. And leaves to his uncle VTV Ganesh’s place, where he encounters his first ex Ananthi and tries to revive the relationship. As per VTV Ganesh’s idea he approaches his aunt Simran seeking help. Was he successful in his attempts to win her heart again with Simran’s help forms the rest of the story.
The film has received extreme reactions from boys and girls. The jokes, punch lines are highly enjoyed by youngsters and we can witness girls frown at many important scenes in the film. The dialogues are horny. To put it precisely: Trisha Illana Nayanthara is an enjoyable adults only film as far as the treatment is concerned. And A certificate by the censor board is absolutely justified for once.
Also, there is an onslaught of ‘male chauvinism’ and ‘misogynistic’ dialogues in the film, which you might enjoy depending upon your acceptability. While youth audiences will be mostly likely inclined towards it, women audiences are sure to hate the sordid story that’s unfolding on screen.
Adhik Ravichandran needs to be lauded for handling outrageously sensible content that is replete with filth language in a courageous debut attempt. While the narrative techniques could be improved a lot better, the way he has established the character of Simran’s brief cameo warrants a mention. Richard M Nathan has cracked the colorful visuals that are needed for the film beautifully.
Trisha Illana Nayanthara is the perfect example of a double-edged sword. At one end, it is insanely enjoyable if you are the broad-minded, no-nonsense kind. On the other end, it is a corny romance drama with dense jokes on women and sex.
2.7 out of 5 (Fairly Good)