Guru En Aalu - Movie Review
Review by : Behindwoods review board
Starring: Madhavan, Mamta Mohandas, Abbas, Brinda Parekh, Vivek
Direction: Selva
Music: Srikanth Deva
Production: KRG
If one was a director and was to remake a Hindi movie, it would only be a safe bet to consider a fairly recent movie rather than taking up a decade old ‘Yes Boss’. But director Selva seems to have thought otherwise. The movie, necessarily about morality in love and profession on a lighter note, banks heavily on comedy. Besides, despite Madhavan’s ultra urban persona, Guru En Aalu, as the title suggests, is targeted at the non-metropolis audience.
  Guru En Aalu

Now a recap of the story, that is, if you are already not familiar with the original version. Selva’s version largely sticks to the original and does justice to Aziz Mirza’s script. Abbas plays the womanizer boss who would do just anything to fool around with his employees or other beautiful girls. Madhavan is his faithful ally who cherishes an entrepreneurial dream of making it big. Abbas uses Madhavan and his faith to his convenience in the promise of helping out Madhavan with his dream. Madhavan is put in dire straits when Abbas sets eye on a girl whom he has a crush on. Hiding his displeasure and unaware of the girl’s interest, Maddy gets on with his job until the truth about his double-crossing boss is out.

There’s little doubt whether this clichéd story will work in these times of twisted morals and bold ethics, where people step on or run over others to get to the top. It probably won’t. But Selva smartly laces it up with side tracks in the name of comedy and keeps the viewers engaged while the main roles are busy double-crossing or expressing their love, as the case may be.

What with Vivek’s comedy bordering the levels of mediocrity in his recent movies, Guru En Aalu captures it in all its glory. His combo with M S Baskar brings the roof down and is sure even to put a smile on a hard-nosed face. His Oru Koodai Sunlight duet with Baskar tops it all and will make you laugh your lungs out. The others, Thambi Ramayya, director of Indiralogathil Na Azhagappan and Mayilsamy also have done a decent job.

Madhavan gets around pretty easily in the role while Mamta’s role cries for attention. It’s mostly her unflattering make up and costumes. Abbas slips into his character like it’s his second skin and his da bomb wife Brinda Parekh is a sizzler. Srikanth Deva’s composition stands out in two songs and Senthil Kumar’s camera brings alive the spectacular foreign locales featured in songs.

So that’s precisely the USP of Guru En Aalu. Comedy! If you don’t mind a few odd screen minutes while the lead characters trundle their way through a familiar script for the sake of a heavy dose of Vivek, try Guru En Aalu.

Verdict: Guru = Vivek!

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