Cast: Ajith, Ajith and Ajith. Kanika. Aasin just for the songs.
Gist: Ajith plays the provident father and the prodigal son. Son is about to get married with the fatherâ€™s blessings, things are fine, every one is happy. All of a sudden there are issues. The son behaves badly in front of the brideâ€™s family, is caught red handed making a pass at the brideâ€™s cousin, being suspected of embezzling the fatherâ€™s money and tries killing the father. Every one thinks that it is a simple case of MPD. At this stage enters the third Ajith. How Ajith and his mother Kanika fit in to the family, why is he so intent on making his father (Ajith) suffer in every possible way and why is he plotting to kill his own father is the small, very small knot of suspense.
My 2 cents: This movie is supposed to be a box office hit in India. Iam still wondering why? K.S.Ravikumar is my all time favorite masala director, but got to warn you this is one of those movies he must have directed when he was sleeping or something. Ajith always has a streak of bad luck, either he ends up with half baked stories by debut directors ( remember Citizenâ€¦whew, what was Ajith thinking??!! ) or he ends up with half baked story by successful commercial directors(Thirupathi, Varalaru…Ajith are you still in the same mode?? Why?!). Either way his movies are not that great. He does put in lots of effort, in this movie he has made a sincere attempt to play the role of a dancer, but to meâ€¦. he always seems to get a raw deal.
Kanika is Ramya Krishnanâ€™s successor in Thanga Vettai. So I was imagining that she will play a powerful Padayappa-Neelambari type role. Instead she is a doe eyed amnesia patient. What a waste? Each parent bringing up one of the twins, the parents competing through the children, playing a huge ego battleâ€¦.that, that is what I expected to see.
Instead this is just one woman getting raped, ( The woman is mean, arrogant, what more reason does the hero need to rape her? He has no choice doesnâ€™t he? ) people force her to reconcile with the rapist, ( Especially if she is carrying the rapistâ€™s baby, there are no second thoughts about the living arrangements, she HAS to live the rest of her life with the rapist, its that simple!), the woman running away with one baby (Wellâ€¦ she is under the impression that she only had one kid, because the womanâ€™s mother plays mother and gives away her other baby and never tells her about it. How dumb?) away and ending up an amnesia patient. Me no like all this nonsense.
Aasin might want to erase this movie from her flimography. She acts as a prostitute to play with the heroâ€™s emotions, how much more can a person degrade herself?? Even Pandu, the guy who plays Ajithâ€™s side kic has more screen time and has much better scope for acting.
The screen play and editing were so disjointed that I didn’t even catch the villain Ajith’s name, or may be they never mentioned a name. For some reason I am in a phase where I HAVE to know the names of the characters, even if it is through old fashion dialogues like, “Chandru enge? Adho Chadhru varan. Vaa-pa Chandru. Nalla yirukiya Chandru?”, then I feel like I know Chandhru.
The villain Ajith walks in and out of the house as if there is a secret passage the rest of the world does not know about. Well, there is so much logic loop holes, whats the big deal about how Ajith enters the house?
Verdict: Much better than Paramasivan, Thirupathy…etc but lacks Villain punch.