Cast: Kreshna, Rupa Manjari, Oviya, Karunakaran and Aadhav Kannadasan
Star Rating: **1/2
Synopsis: A couple claim their inheritance and come to a small town, renovate a run down mansion and try to make an honest living. However, things take a spooky turn as all their guests begin to die and the owners sense the supernatural presence among them.
Thanks to the delay in the release of Kochadaiiyaan, Yaamirukka Bayamey, produced by Elred Kumar and Jayaraman under the RS Infotainment banner, saw an earlier release than what was scheduled. The film - supposed to be a thriller, is interspersed with a generous dose of comedy, thereby making it a wholesome entertainer of sorts.
Kiran (Kreshna) plays the role of a television telemarketer, who gets into trouble after one of his products has an opposite effect than what was intended, on the son of a local thug. That is also precisely the moment when he discovers that his ‘real’ father left him a bunglow on an estate in a small town. He cons the son of the don, escapes with the money along with his girlfriend Smitha (Rupa Manjari), renovates the run down mansion into a hotel with the help of a local caretaker Sharath (Karunakaran) and his bombshell sister Sharanya (Oviya). Customers begin trickling in, but strangely most of them wind up dead. Baffled, Kiran tries to uncover the mystery behind the deaths, which eventually leads him to believe that the house is haunted. His suspicions are confirmed when things start going awry in the house, indicating some supernatural presence and when he discovers that the people who checked in to his hotel were all previous owners of the land and interestingly all dead themselves. How the foursome survives forms the rest of the story.
To give director Deekay his credit, he tries hard to deliver some thrilling moments in the film, and succeeds too. However the comedy dilutes the tension and seems to intentional and forced. The plot line seems to progress at a steady pace, keeping the viewer engaged and curious enough to stay on until the end. The climax sequence in particular has worked out well. As Kiran, Kreshna delivers a good performance, playing the role with ease. His comic timing too is spot on, atleast on most occasions. Rupa Manjari too, delivers, especially in the climax, where the ghost takes over her body. Karunakaran brings in the most laughs; his simpleton act works well with the script. As the girl-next-door-unafraid-of-her-sexuality, Oviya is perfect. Aadhav Kannadasan makes a cameo, a small but vital role, which ties up the whole story together.
Talking about tying up, the film’s biggest let down, it might seem is the fact that there are too many loose ends, which leave you wondering long after the film is over. The biggest one is - if the territorial ghost was so protective of her house, killing everyone who came her way with ease, why did she wait so long to kill these owners? But that aside, the film delivers what it promises. Some cheap thrills, enough screams, a whole lot of clichés with some laughs thrown in for good measure. With all the right elements in place, Yaamirukka Bayamey delivers what is expected of it.