Uyarthiru 420 Movie Review
Cast: Snehan, Vaseegaran, Megna Raj, Chandrasekar, Akshaya, Akshara, Baski, Jayaprakash
Story, Screenplay and Direction: S. Premnath
Production: R. Chandrasekar
Dialogues: G. Radhakrishnan
Music: Mani Sharma
Cinematography: D. Shankar
Uyarthiru 420 is about a con man who outsmarts powerful dadas with his clever ways. The movie makes lyricist Snehan as an action hero in the mould of Vijay and co.
Thamizh (Snehan) is a con man who uses brain more than muscles. After successfully cheating a couple of powerful gang leaders he gets the job of a GM of a star hotel which is struggling to survive. Rishvanth (Vaseegaran), the CEO of the company is impressed by Thamizh’s unorthodox yet smart ways of handling things. He gives him the charge and the graph of the hotel starts moving upwards.
Apart from the huge financial crisis in his hotel, Rishvanth has other worries as well. He is in love with Devatha (Akshara), a leading actress. Though Devatha too loves him, she is reluctant to marry him because of her professional compulsions.
Rishvantha also wants to purchase a prestigious palace in Malaysia which has come for auction. He has a stiff competition from a big business tycoon Chandrasekar (R. Chandrasekar).
Thamizh promises him that all his dreams (hotel, love, and palace) would be fulfilled. Vasegaran trusts him fully and gives him free hand.
Meanwhile Thamizh stumbles upon a beautiful girl Iyal (Meghna Raj) and instantly falls for her. However, he doesn’t reveal his love directly. He uses his cunning ways to impress the girl, who eventually falls for him.
Problems abound when a powerful media person JP tries to humiliate Rishivanth using his affair with Devatha.
Thamizh’s smart and cunning methods help Rishivanth facing the challenges with confidence but they are pitted against each other thanks to the turn of events.
Could Thamizh still make Rishivanth’s dreams reality is the question addressed in the second half with some dramatic twists and lot of chaos.
We can appreciate director Premnath for choosing a different storyline portraying the protagonist with negative shades. While most of the commercial films revolve around the fight between good and bad, Premnath has chosen a story involving business development and negative side of the media. He has also made the movie move fast. His narrative style is smart and crisp. The initial efforts to redeem the hotel from the loss are interesting. He has brought in a few complexities to make the movie interesting.
However, he has failed to make the scenes credible. The script takes too much of liberty in developing the story. Thamizh’s talents seem to be similar to a magician. He seems to know anything and everything. There is not a single thing he doesn’t know or he couldn’t do. The way Thamizh – Iyal’s love is portrayed is too simplistic and unconvincing. The developments leading to the climax are totally out of place and climax is a big joke.
The biggest problem with the script is that it is naïve and immature in most of the parts.
Lyricist Snehan tries to establish himself as an action hero. The story tries to show him as all powerful and super intelligent but the script doesn’t have the logical justification to do so. His rigid facial expression, body language, and artificial style make the audiences irritated. After a point his gestures start making the audiences laugh. His action sequences look like some scene from an animation movie. Better luck next time Snehan!
Vasegaran fits perfectly in a role of a rich business man. He handles the pain of love well.
Jayaprakash as always, renders authoritative performance while Baski provides comical relief with his sharp comments.
Meghna Raj shines in a routine character just because of her looks and glamour. Akshaya impresses in a small role while Akshara as a leading heroine looks tired.
Music by Mani Sharma has nothing special. Azhagiya Ravana sounds dynamic. Natchathira Hottalu is a good item number.
D. Shankar’s cinematography is competent while G. Radhakrishnan’s dialogues are noteworthy.
Different storyline and dialogues.
Unconvincing script and unrealistic characterizations.
The basic premise of Uyarthiru 420 has some potential but the director has missed the opportunity to make it different thanks to some poor script and unimaginative scenes.
Uyarthiru 420: naïve and immature.