It centers round Vasu, an unemployed youth who whiles away
his time idly with some good-for- nothing friends, much to the
annoyance of his father. Vasu#$#s ready cheeky answers to all his
father#$#s queries,and his don#$#t- care attitude only irritates the
father, further making him fearful for his son#$#s future. On the
other side is Vasu#$#s encounters with the comely Vijy, one of them
leading to Vijy meeting with an accident. Vasu admitting her to the
hospital spending money on her and saving her life, would in other
films have led to the thawing of relations between the duo. But here
it only leads to further bad blood, with the girl blaming him for
her accident and he angrily demanding his money back. The debutant
director takes a different stance here, and it is commendable that
he#$#s attempted to move away from the routine throughout his
When matters heat up at
the home front ,Vasu leaves for Chennai to take up a job,where Vijy
lands up too. The duo continue with their bickering and
At one point Vijy does
thaw and asks Vasu to bail her out of an impending marriage. But
Vasu#$#s callous response puts her off once again.How the relationship
finally ends forms the rest of the movie.
In his two earlier films,
Dhanush had serious off-beat roles and the home banner to back him
up. And one wondered how he would fit into the typical #$#hero#$# mould.
But it is to the actor#$#s credit that he goes through the whole gamut
of the dance-fight routine with gusto,coming out creditably. And
this despite the director putting the spotlight on him and not
bothering to camouflage his rough edges.
Everything about the film
is on a high note,the adrenalin-flowing kind,the director not making
any pretense of making a classy product, but getting straight down
to the brass tacks. What holds the film together is the scripting
and narrative style which though a bit crude and lacking in finesse,
is fast paced and racy,at times weird and unusual, the likes of
which one hasn#$#t seen in earlier films. The director is focused on
what he wants and there are no lagging moments.
Dhina#$#s sound track to go
with the mood of the rest of the film is thumping and loud,the
choreography vibrant (Manmatha Raja). But the film definitely could
have done with some sprucing up and some judicious editing out of
some of the off-colour lines and shots.
While the scenes between
Vasu-Vijy are loud and of the spit-fire kind, lending some subtlety
to the proceedings are the family scenes of Vasu and his parents.
Manickavinayagam has given a finely tuned performance as Vasu#$#s
father, the father-son scenes are at times humorous, at other times
touching, but with a realistic feel. Krishna as Vasu#$#s brother gets
noticed. Debutant Chaya Singh (Kannada films) has the homely face
and the performance to fit into her role. While second lead Suki is
there just for distraction with the director wasting quite a few
frames on her.