Goa Movie Preview
Starring: Jai, Vaibhav, Piaa, Premji Amaran, Sneha.
Direction: Venkat Prabhu
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Production: Soundarya Rajinikanth
A film, based on the hottest holiday destination of the country, has to be nothing but pure fun and that is what we will be looking for when Venkat Prabhu’s third directorial venture Goa hits screens this Friday. The trailers have already proclaimed the film as a Venkat Prabhu holiday making it clear in no uncertain terms that the film intends to give uninhibited joy and fun to anyone that watches it. With the memories of Chennai 28 and Saroja still fresh in our minds, we know that Venkat Prabhu can be trusted upon to deliver the fun.
The cast is the usual team of boys that Venkat Prabhu loves to work with. Jai and Aravind Akash return to the main team after making only fleeting appearances in Saroja while Premji and Vaibhav are very much in the thick of things this time round too. Sampath also continues his association with the team for the third straight film. The most interesting part, however, is Venkat Prabhu’s casting of a prominent leading lady in his film for the first time. Sneha will be seen in what is touted to be a very stylish character that is very mysterious, something unlike the Sneha we have been used to in the recent years. Piaa will be banking on Goa to make a few big strides in Kollywood after taking baby steps with films like Poi Solla Porom and Aegan.
The more exciting part is that Goa also marks the long awaited entry of Ochre Studios and Soundarya Rajinikanth into film production. For a first time producer, Goa does look like a brave undertaking. It has been reported that a major portion of the film has been shot on the beaches of Langkawi, Malaysia due to rains and overcast skies in the originally planned locations, Goa. So, rest assured, we can expect quite a sunny visual treat in Goa, fitting for the holiday mood.
We all know about Venkat Prabhu’s penchant for comedy. We have seen him ingrain comedy into scripts two times before. But this time, his film is touted as an out and out comedy which means we can expect double the fun. When it is a Venkat Prabhu film, there is one constant you expect and that is Yuvan’s music. Goa is no exception and the songs have caught on, especially the one sung jointly by the five cousins about their village. With all the makings of a trademark Venkat Prabhu film, this time with added humor and glamour (which you would expect to inadvertently find on the beaches of Goa), let’s hope that Goa will be the perfect holiday.