It#$#s two men and a girl, in a triangle of a different sort.
One is Suresh, the girl Kausalya#$#s lover. The other Chidambaram, her
father. After a couple of accidental encounters, Chidambaram concludes
that Suresh is a #$#bad man#$#. In fact #$#Nee Thappaanavan..#$# is his constant
refrain whenever he sets eyes on Suresh later. And when he realises that
Kausalya and Suresh are in love, he bristles with fury and indignation.
But Suresh has his supporters in the girl#$#s maternal grand-parents, and a
horde of other relatives who#$#ve taken the orphan to their heart. But by
the end of the film, Chidambaram realises he was mistaken about
The film moves in bits and
pieces, with the crucial scenes of Chidambaram#$#s hatred for Suresh, and
his subsequent volte face not convincingly handled. The director has let
all those #$#accidental encounters#$#, and co-incidences take care of the
matter! He has overlooked details while shifting locations (like the
hero#$#s car suddenly appearing in the village, while the family had
travelled by train), and there is no intensity in any of the
relationships. Disappointing from the director of #$#Mughavari#$#!
One cannot fault Vikram#$#s
performance. For an actor of his calibre, the few repetitive expressions
he has been given to project, must have been a cake-walk for him. For the
character never really gets a chance to exert itself. Under the dominant
character of Chidambaram, Suresh, so lively in the opening scenes, seems
to wilt, with hardly any reaction from him towards the second half. Vivek
gets a separate comedy track. And when one can appreciate his attempt at
creating social awareness through meaningful comedy, his off-colour jokes
and inclination towards double entendres puts you off. Prakashraj makes
the most of his scenes. Priyanka gives some very cute expressions, but her
dress sense distracts the viewers. Vikram, to make up for his sobriety in
the latter half, has however the sizzling dance number, and all those
numerous lip-to-lip kisses he showers the heroine with!