is back in Tamil with Priyasakhi starring Madhavan
as the protagonist and Sada his ladylove. This romantic
film is not just about love and also about life after
marriage. Though it’s the old ‘different
culture and divorce’ formula, the chemistry between
Madhavan and Sada gives the film an attractive look.
Sakhi(Madhavan) works in an automobile industry who
lives with his culture-feared family comprising of his
parents, brother,sister-in law, and sister. He goes
to Dubai for a project where he meets Sada, a modern
hip-hop student and falls in love with her. His proposal
is accepted by Sada which ends up in their marriage.
Sada, daughter of Prathap Pothan and Ishwarya, finds
it difficult to cope up with the culture followed by
her in-laws. This leads to dispute between the couple
which ends up in divorce, but not before Sada is pregnant.
The rest of the story is all predictable.
who is going through a rough patch in his career has
performed well as a typical lover, dutiful husband and
a loving father. His body language, dialogue pronunciation
adds craze to the character. After Edhiri,
Sada is teaming up with Madhavan and has done an appreciable
role. Her character as the angry wife suits her well
than the girl in love with Madhavan.
as Sada’s mother is impressive. Prathap Pothan,
Kovai Sarala, Ramesh Kaanna and others have performed
well giving credit to their roles.
Sriram’s camerawork adds gloss to the film by
capturing the landmarks of Dubai and the greenery Ooty.
Priyasakhi and Kangalinnal songs are
the memorable melodies and the other tunes composed
by Bharathwaj are not appealing.
has not done anything new in his story and screenplay,
but his characterization of roles is awesome.
Bottomline: Nothing new but entertaining.