Written and Directed by: Ezhil
Produced by: Udhayanidhi Stalin (Red Giant Movies)
Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Regina Cassandra, Srushti Dange, Soori, Yogi Babu, Robo Shankar, Ravi Maria, Livingston, Mansoor Ali Khan
Music by: D. Imman
Cinematography: K. G. Venkatesh
Saravanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) and Thenmozhi (Regina Cassandra) are childhood buddies. They used to fight with each other when they were kids. Thenmozhi’s family went to another town and hence the friends part ways. Saravanan grows up and becomes an important leader of a national party thanks to the bungling of his friend (Soori).
Thenmozhi’s family comes back now. Saravanan is stunned by the beauty of Thenmozhi but the girl is not looking him in the same way. Saravanan makes many efforts to woo her in vain. Meanwhile, Thenmozhi gets engaged to another boy. Interestingly, Saravanan gets help from an ‘unknown’ friend.
The questions of how Saravanan wins the heart of Thenmozhi and who is the ‘unknown’ friend are answered in the movie.
Director Ezhil has made his intentions to make a comedy movie without bothering about any story or logic is very clear. He has roped in a horde of comedy artists like Soori, Yogi Babu, Robo Shankar, Ravi Mariya, Livingston and Mansoor Ali Khan. He has also created many potentially comical sequences. Despite all these efforts he has failed us to provide us with a comedy entertainer.
The lack of any story or interesting twists hurt the movie a lot. The introduction of ghost and the flashback episode do appeal up to some extent. The fight between the lead pair too sounds interesting. However, the execution is so poor that none of them appeal us.
There are a few scenes like Panchayat scene and the chasing scene that make us laugh. Yogi Babu’s punches bring some smiles. The romance between the lead pair makes us feel pleasant at times. Regina’s glam quotient and her cuteness add to the appeal of the movie.
Udhayanidhi does everything he used to do in most of his movies. Recently he tried to change his profile by taking up some meaningful roles in Manidhan and Gethu. It is surprising to see him turning back to silly roles involving superficial romance and meaningless comical aspects.
Regina Cassandra looks beautiful. Her glamour appeal is worth mentioning. Srushti Dange does justice to a meaningful role. Soori’s efforts fail to fetch any results and so is the case with most of the comedians in the movie except Yogi Babu.
D. Imman has given a pleasant melody in the form of ‘Yembuttu Irukkuthu Asai’. The peppy songs are okay. Background score is passable.
Cinematography by K. G. Venkatesh gives the movie a fresh and pleasant look.
Regina’s glam appeal
Some comical sequences
A couple of songs
Weak story line
Lack of interesting scenes or twists
Lack of comedy despite having a horde of comedians
Director’s effort to make a comedy movie goes awry as he has given little importance to the story and coherence of the script.
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen: Lot of comedians and little comedy