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ENGIRA BASKARAN MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Arya, Nayanthara, Santhanam.
Yuvan Shankar Raja
know what to expect when there is the
firecracker Santhanam and the rather unsuspectingly
coy looking Arya in the scheme of things.
Absolute time pass without a doubt. Riding
high on his SMS feat (or so he assumes
since the promos of Boss… had highlighted
his earlier movie so as to give Boss the
required push), Boss must have been a
piece of cake for
Rajesh. He keeps his promise - comical relief - and
the rest of the movie’s features, other than
the dialogues, are really of insignificant nature,
which could prove to be a toss-up.
good start is half the job done and Rajesh seems to
have concentrated real hard on the dialogues. As a
result, the hollow screenplay is tactfully saved from
plunging into the depths of action-less monotony.
Although the movie stretches itself without any effort
by the sheer success of the dialogues, Santhanam’s
spontaneity stands out in the process and it renders
the movie a definite thrust.
Arya is an innocuous young man who is also spoilt.
He’s not loose cannon but thanks to his mother’s
unhindered love, he slacks in his studies reappearing
in exams after arrear exams without any demonstrated
success. His brother, played by Subbu Panju - Panju
Arunachalam’s son, earns enough to run the family
and hence Arya needs only half a reason to take advantage
of the situation. He eventually falls for the cupid’s
bait and falls hook, line and sinker for Nayan –
sister of his newly married brother’s wife.
to ask Nayan’s hand in marriage, he needs to
prove himself in life. So begins Arya’s journey
for the greater good – his own wedding.
is evident from the storyline, the movie has no scope
for interesting twists to keep the viewer engaged
for the most part. So the deficit is compensated in
the name of dialogues and interesting comical sequences.
Sample this: Arya walks out of his home after being
reprimanded by his brother. It rains outside and while
Arya walks away, his brother brings an umbrella. Arya,
in the hope that his brother is coming to get him
home, refuses to go home. On the other hand, his brother
tells him, “Don’t come back home for the
lack of an umbrella. Here it is.” Scenes like
this do work and keep the narrative from sagging.
smoky eyed Arya is at ease with himself and if not
for his recurrent toothy smile, he risks looking doped.
The once exuberant Nayan looks overworked and dead
beat. But she makes it up in the song sequences, particularly
in the songs Yaar Antha Penthan and Mama Mama. Speaking
of which, Yuvan’s those two songs stand out
while the rest are passé.
is a riot and if there’s a full paisa vasool
feeling after you watch this movie, attribute it to
him. His wisecracks, one-liners with and without intended
puns and the constant ‘Nanbenda’ are takeaways
in what would have otherwise been a bland fare of
mushy romance. Not many jokes in this fare fall flat,
which shows the good writing.
Rajesh might just pull it off this time too because
he’s got everything right for a comic caper.
He also efficiently camouflages the saggy little portions
in both the halves of his movie with crisply written
dialogues. Perfect for a weekend in which you decide
not to give your brain much work.
Verdict – Comedy is the boss!
Engira Baskaran, Arya,
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