Cast: Shiva, Vasundhra Kashyap
Direction: Krishnan Jeyaraj
Music: Yatish Mahadev
If I say you will not understand, then why are you saying it! Might be your question, but you definitely have to watch it to understand it better. A movie which promoted out rightly with a hilarious trailer is finally out today, and Shiva who is having rather a decent run by building up a quiet fan base, stars in this movie as a dubbing artist for Hollywood movies. Imagine Shiva singing a Hindi song, dubbingand joking away, that is a hint of Sonna Puriyadhu. Krishnan Jeyraj who was a former associate of CS Amudhan has aimed to deliver a movie with a shoe string and has promised not to look out for a story,but a few laughs down the hill.
Did you understand?
Remember the days when we laze around the couch flipping across the channels gazing the idiot box for a movie, and with nowhere to go finally end up watching the movie in a private TV channel that was airing a dubbed Chinese movie? Jackie Chan playful stunts calling out “Dai Macha” and then
suddenly we pop out of the chair laughing, phew… well, Shiva(his name is the same in movie) is the guy who does the dubbings! The one scene where he dubs for Chinese movies brings the whole roof down with laughter, just blows you away at this actor who can make you giggle without shying away.
Playing a dubbing artist for life, and then there at home is the sweet heart mother who wants nothing but her son to wed, Shiva on the other hand runs at the mention of marriage. Well not far away is Anjali (Vasundra) who detests marriage as well, but is cornered by her parents to get married. And yes predictably the parents of the hero-heroine put them together. Yes, reminds you of “Dum Dum Dum” presto!
Shiva’s movies are nothing short of his antics and together with his friend played by RJ Blade Shankar the act is funny enough, but then plagued by poor screenplay the first half is hard to digest apart from the one liners. Its gets more predictable now that we understand both the hero and heroine go by all means to spoil the marriage. Shiva’s USP of one liners do the bit as always and his innocence is spot on, be it the dubbing scenes or his unscathed love for Volkswagen cars.
Now that first half gives us a picture of what the pair are up to, in a sudden whirlwind of events we see the two bonding each other over the breakup, and then we can say the line “Anga vacharuya director twist”. Now if we reveal the twist, then Sonna Puriyadhu, go and watch it to understand amigos.
Good n Bad:
One word – Shiva, he rocks, sizzles throughout his screen presence with a volley of one liner and gimmicks. The man is a terror of comedy no doubt, his dialogue delivery and timing is so exquisitely modified with rib tickling comedy. Well whatever said, some might argue that Shiva is becoming stereotypical in his comic sense, however that is for us to sit and think back if he can do any other roles.
Heroine Vasundhra does her bit quite neat and shiny, the cool and savvy girl she matches her part with Shiva well, this movie will sure give her a break. Blade Shankar as Shiva’s friend is yet another promising RJ turning actor in the making. Well then you have all other casts doing quirky bits of comedy like Vathsala Patti a techy grandma, Meera as the usual mom who blackmails her son in marriage and can we forget the internet rage “Sam Anderson”? His cameo is a hilarity ride!
Well direction wise, Krishna has to go a long way in making a movie that will make the audience understand, he could’ve given some core elements that stick the movie together. Music is very average except for the song “Kelu Magane Kelu”. DOP by Saravanan is fair and clean as well.