Cast: Jothika, Simbu, Vivek, PrakashRaj, Eshwari Rao, Nagesh, RadhaRavi
Gist: For Simbu its love at first sight when he sees his friendâ€™s sister Jothika in a video recording. He visits his friendâ€™s village hoping to get in to Jothikaâ€™s good books. One thing leads to another and Jothikaâ€™s whole family is brutally killed by the villain. Simbu somehow manages to bring Jothika to Chennai, hoping to send her back to London safely. Does Simbu succeed in telling Jothika his love? Does she feel the same about him? That is the rest.
My 2 cents: I have always liked K.S.Ravikumarâ€™s method of story telling, just in case you are wondering why the movie received four stars from me. Simbu and Jothika??? There is no chemistry between them. It is now becoming a rarity to see Vivek in movies. In Saravana, he does a fairly good job. Prakash Rajâ€™s performance is impressive. He is one of the few actors who can mould themselves to fit in to the role. He has great screen presence.
Music by Srikanth Deva is just plain ruckus. Whoever came with this new trend to remix old songs, deserves a kick on the head. People of with talent of their own, like Deva and Srikanth Deva, conveniently use it as an excuse for their plagiarism.
Simbu talks too much. He talks non-stop without even pausing for a breath. It is very irritating. Thank God he does not make silly finger puppets or deliver lame punch dialogues. In tamil they have a term called â€˜adhigaprasingiâ€™, thatâ€™s exactly what Simbu is. He some how fails to fit in to a hero image.
For all the blatant killing and fighting on the streets that goes on, one wonders what the police is doing!
Verdict:Saravana is a good time pass movie. But for Simbu the movie would have been even better.