Director : Elan
Cast: Harish Kalyan, Raiza Wilson, Rekha, Munishkanth, Anand Babu
Yuvan Shankar Raja has forayed into production, and kudos to him for choosing a script that will appeal to all segments of audiences. He has introduced young and promising filmmaker Elan, who has delivered a modern day romance rid of clichés and in a convincing manner.
Sree (Harish Kalyan), who works in a start-up IT company, hails from a middle class family. He is attached to his mother (Rekha), who is looking out for a suitable bride for her son. The boy is also friendly with a tailor Thangaraj (Munishkanth), who stays in the same locality. He instantly falls for a girl Sindhuja (Raiza Wilson), a modern, ambitious woman who works in the neighbouring building. A shy Sree is content with merely looking at her. As luck would have it, Sindhuja is offered a job in his company and yes you guessed it right — her cabin is next to Sree’s. But the latter is even scared to strike a conversation with Sindhu — for that matter he is not even aware of her name. After few mix-ups, sensing his inhibition, Sindhu comes forward and befriends him. Soon they get close to each other and they take their relationship to the next level. When Sindhu, who is in no hurry to get hitched and bear kids, (she dreams of starting a restaurant in LA) suggests a live-in relationship, Sree is in for a shock. Though he finally agrees, things get complicated as days pass by.
A major success of the movie is Elan’s well-etched characters and apt casting of the lead refreshing pair. Harish Kalyan looks good and plays his boy-next-door character with utmost ease. His flair for comedy also comes to the fore. Raiza Wilson has done a commendable job as a super confident urbane woman who has her own choices. With her expressive face, the debutant will go places. Her lip-sync is also good. And in a way, the duo’s upbringing contributes to their behavior. While Harish's parents are conservative and traditional, Raiza’s dad (Anand Babu in a superb role) is so cool and matured that the former even shares everything in her love life. Munishkath's comedy is enjoyable, while Rekha and Pandian do their parts well. The first half moves at a rapid pace with cool romantic moments and funny situations. The conflicts between the pair are brought out well, without going melodramatic. There was never a dull moment although we get to see the elad pair in each and every frame. This is where Elan’s treatment of the script stands out! The second half is a bit slow, with repetitive scenes having logical loopholes.
Elan is highly aided by his producer-cum-composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, whose soulful and breezy music brings alive the situations. Yuvan’s film is a fitting musical. A well-made sensible film worth a watch!...