With its kind of brave opening, 3 has broken the clichés of the opening scenes the directors usually use in their debut films; having said that the movie switches to the 3 stages of the couple’s life. First stage, Dhanush as a school boy is as convincing as he was in his first film, Shruthi Hassan deserves a special mention in her second outing. Second stage where their relationship is rocked by Shruthi’s parents wanting to shift to US, she subsequently lighting up their dreams by burning visas. Tying up knot in a PUB with song ‘life la wife vandutta tight ah dhaan irrukanam’ seems very youthful and spur of the moment kind of act. The apartment and the brief post marriage instances like him convincing her parents to come home to see her once sum up the 3rd stage.
The script written with Shruthi in her mind, has delivered the role to inch perfection. Prabhu is solid in his role as Dhanush’s father. His rendering of dialogues is crisp and straight. With Bhanupriya in a blink and miss role and Rohini as Shruthi’s mom have delivered the goods. A special mention here to Shiva Karthikeyan, whose one liners grab our attention and makes us chuckle. As audience we just don’t know where his character is post interval (although it is revealed he is in Singapore), we tend to miss him
once the story gets a bit tangy. And NO, how can we forget Dhanush’s new found friend Sunder, who has the major responsibility of having to shoulder the burden of the movie after half time and has done very well but for the screenplay which has let him down big time. The script which Aishwarya has opted for her debut sure brings out great performances from her team but she lets herself and us down with a confusing screenplay which leaves us pondering with so many questions. Probably they could have done
with some cliché scenes where the younger sister speaks for the first time. The second half is a stark contrast to what we see in the first half where we get to see happy and witty moments, the second half being about the Bi-polar side of Ram (Dhanush).
The music needs a special mention with a nice BGM which seamlessly blends with the movie, had it not been for the screenplay which is bewildering and the detailing of the characters which makes the movie a novice act wondering if it was not for kolaveri, would it have garnered the attention that it has and the opening the film has got is truly an ode to its popularity. Dhanush deserves applause as
Ram and Bi-polar Ram, in his 3 stages. “Life matter pa” remains in the mind. But I m afraid this act of Dhanush is getting repetitive. To sum it up
“A wonderful portrayal of characters let down by a Novice Screenplay”