Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Movie Review
Starring: : Vishal, Neetu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta, Sarah-Jane, Santhanam.
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Production: G. K. Films Corporation
After a lukewarm outing in Sathyam and Thoranai, Vishal attempts to play in a different arena this time, with a different make over, in a lighter romantic pitch with three beautiful maidens to give him company in Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai directed by newcomer Thiru who has done a decent job in his maiden flick.
TVP is about the romantic journey of Casanova Vishal and the lessons that he learns in his course. Vishal is the only child of bank manager parents and is armed with a different attitude. He wants only the best in every thing and even for a purchase of a cell phone, he goes all out to select the best. He extends this attitude to choosing his life partner and in the process corners three women- millionaire Neetu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta, sister of a thug Prakash Raj and Sara Jane a middle class girl and plays the game of love with them to choose his wife. The twists and turns Vishal encounters in his ‘mission-best-wife’ form the crux of TVP.
Are options required for love? If so can you call it love? Can women be portrayed in a negative vein just because they are not able to marry their loved ones due to circumstances? Thiru may attract the ire of true lovers in these aspects.
Vishal makes an impression with his chiseled, well toned body and uber chic costumes designed by sister-in-law Shriya Reddy. The sequences where he gets trapped with Neetu Chandra and challenges her later are appreciable. Of the three ladies, Neetu Chandra makes an impression. Prakash Raj does not have much work. Sneha makes a surprise cameo.
Vishal and Santhanam’s comedy is enjoyable. Although Mayilsamy and Sathyan join in the merriment, Santhanam stands out in the humor department. The scene where Prakash Raj comes to seek an alliance is a rib tickler. Another sequence when Sara Jane who is in love with Vishal enters his household unannounced, carries on regular chores preparing coffee and serving to completely bewildered parents of Vishal and later proceeds to enter Vishal’s bedroom makes an interesting and amusing viewing.
On the technical side, camera work by Arvind Krishna is apt. Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai and Poo Mudal Pen catch your attention in Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music. Costumes are very stylish and suit the mood of the film.
On the flipside, first half moves on a languorous pace sometimes testing patience. Vishal’s chauvinistic antics may not be liked by certain sections of the audience.
TVP is a film that can be enjoyed with friends on a lighter note. Women may become extra cautious and wary with men’s tricks and ways after TVP.
On whole, ‘Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai’ has convincing elements specially catering for B and C centres. With Sun Pictures handling it all with vigorous promotions, the film may get on for favorable results till next weekend with accordance to other releases.
What works: Vishal, Sarah Jane, Neetu Chandra, Comedy, cinematography…
What doesn’t work: Tanushree Dutta, slow-paced screenplay in second half, predictable moments, unwanted cameo of Sneha, Music….
Verdict: A few lessons on love! can be watched once