Friday, May 6, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #227

Movie: Engeyum Kaadhal (Thamizh, 2011)
Plot: A wealthy businessman has the norm of holidaying for a month every year. Flirting and partying are OK but Love isn't a nice word in his books. In one of his holiday sojourn, an Indian girl he meets in France falls in love with him and when she finds she isn't important to him, she weaves a tale to make him possessive of her and finally wins him over.

  • The film is like an evening breeze; Savourable as long as one stays at the beach and no more. The mix of fun with a happy romance is quite new to Thamizh films and to that extent, Prabhudeva's efforts are laudable.
  • 'Jayam' Ravi's is an easy role to play and he does it quite well. A meaty role is offered to the meaty 'meeta' Hansika Motwani and she grabs it to do well.
  • The USP of the film are its 6 months old songs! - Be it the experimental Rap-violin fusion Bathing at Cannes or the classical Nenjil nenjil or the other run-of-the-mill scintillating tunes of Harris - All of them have been picturised marvelously; Nangai & Thee Illai are especial screams!
  • Nirav Shah's work behind the lens and the locations make the Visuals look spectacular.
  • The small roles played by Prabhudeva & Prakashraj - nice try!
  • Some of the cliches such as the derogatory fat lady, fat boy comedies are irritants.
  • Lack of concrete substance makes the post-interval transformations look unbelievable. 
Little or no wine; But, served in a glossy new bottle!

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