Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya at the theatre. "Dilli ke theatre mein madraasi movie??" See, its simple. If you are a Tamilian residing in this part of the country, there are only two ways you get to see a Tamil movie. One, get a CD/DVD. Duh ! :| Second, wait for some Tam club or association to come up with the idea of screening it. Paisa vasool. Watch it free fund mein. Like how I did. Remember how they used to take us 5th grade kids for showing Baby's Day Out which was being screened at some Ficci Auditorium. Bah, not even a theatre. Anyway. Sometimes we go and watch movies just because 'everyone around is talking about it'. Somehow, I didn't know good things or bad things. :|
VTV left me devastated right in the very beginning when the cast and credits scroll across. It hit me like a slap on my face when the screen read "Starring Young Superstar Silambarasan". Starring WHAT Silambarasan?? :O :O To err is human. I forgive you, Gautham Menon. 15 minutes into the movie, I stretched my hands and let out a loud yawn - one that got the man sitting next to me move into the next nearest seat.
THE PLOT (or the lack of it)
Karthik(Simbu dumb-u) 'falls in love' with Jessie(Trisha) the moment he sees her. He chases her everywhere on his bike and once in a while, she smiles at him from the terrace(while she is on the phone), akin to throwing a 2-rupee coin to a beggar who hasn't had the sight of food for a week. He speaks Englees with a Tamilified accent, which has the same swear word in every 2 out of the 3 sentences. And yes, the 'bleep' doesn't help, Mr. Director. Ok, so he proposes to her. She says No. Her father will not approve of a Hindu boy apparently. Our persistent hero goes all the way to Kerala in search of his love(without even knowing where she stays). His intelligence tells him she will come to the biggest church in town this Sunday(Why 'biggest'? Beats me.) They become 'friends'. Then she says yes. Then no. Then yes. Then no. Forgive me for losing count of the iterations this process goes through - I was busy yawning. Finally, she gets married(not to Karthik) and leaves for UK(note the phoren twist to the story). Our hero meanwhile has become a successful director and is about to release his first movie. Which is titled? 'Jessie'. While at it, he meets Jessie in the YouYes while shooting for an arbit scene. YouKay to YouYes jump? Till this point, I could atleast complain. Beyond this, the director himself is as confused as anyone else watching the movie screen. So, no comments.
To put it succintly, hero loves heroine. Vice versa. Dad says no. Repetitive dialogues. Audience wails, "Ayyyoooo !". Story ends.
1. Simbu looks good and smart(for a change). Trisha's wardrobe change is totally win-win.
2. Good cinematography.
3. ARR, needless to say, emerges out the lone 'Vinner'. :D
4. Ganesh, the sidekick. At one point, I was looking forward to his next appearance.
5. The story has a natural flow to it. Things you can relate a girl going through in such a situation. Her confusion and inability to come up with a clear decision. Realistic to some extent.
1. No storyline to keep the viewer hooked for 3 hours. The film drags beyond a point where you know things aren't going smooth between the two. Script has too much of repetition.
2. Actors - Though they shared a decent chemistry on-screen, mediocre performances took the charm away. Trisha might mesmerise the audience with her looks, but then, that will be it.