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SOLLA VANDHEN MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Balaji, Meghna, Sabesh Karthik, Heera
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Boopathy Pandiyan is at the helm of affairs,
you know what to expect; an unruly and
riotous version of a rambunctious romcom.
Not exactly what you would get too see
in Pandiyan’s latest venture Kaadal
Solla Vanden. But, whatever he’s
tried to get across is not unremarkable,
Its love alright, what Pandiyan’s favourite
forte is, and he has revelled in adolescent love this
time. As is given away by the title of the movie,
around a young man’s (so young that he’s
only in his late teens) attempt at expressing his
love. He is only in his first year of college and
falls in love, instantaneously, as soon as he spots
a pretty girl in his college. The catch, however,
is that the girl is in her third year of studies and
hence elder to him.
Just as you think how much can a lover boy’s
attempt be slotted in a two-hour movie without it
becoming a tedious watch, Boopathy throws in some
surprises, few comical sequences, adolescent grudges
and other factors to give it a bit of zing. For most
part, he pulls it off. For the rest, it’s left
for us to judge.
So the movie treks along as Balaji finds ways to express
his love to Meghna. He gets hired by another student
to be a messenger of his love and takes the opportunity
in his side. He wins a few moments with Meghna who
is proving to be famously obtuse about her love. However,
cupid has already stuck our senior girl. What ensues
next is the climax that has a little twist and a dramatic
message with that.
There could not have been another perfect fit for
the role of the adolescent college boy than Balaji.
His stint at Kana Kaanum Kaalangal obviously comes
in handy and he pulls it off with much ease since
the role demands pretty much nothing from him other
than playing pranks at his seniors and trailing and
tracking down a senior girl to express his love. It’s
like giving away ladoos for a person with sweet tooth
and Balaji has taken advantage of the situation completely.
The characterizations of Meghna and the rest of the
crew have been made appropriately and hence ebbs and
flows with the movie’s moods. Yuvan’s
music is so-so with no songs particularly leaving
with the viewer from the theatre. That’s not
to say the songs are not shot nice, they are. In a
‘pleasing to the eye’ way.
Boopathy Pandiyan’s Kaadal Solla Vanden is not
the time pass material he has produced before. It’s
much less entertaining than its earlier counterparts
and the fact that the storyline has very little scope
for fast-paced narration leaves you stifle a yawn
No matter how many tricks and techniques to pursue
love are explored, the concept gets repetitive often.
It also threatens to border in on childishness and
that’s exactly what seems to happen during the
course of Kaadal Solla Vanden. There’s no harm
in giving it a chance, only if you have nothing better
to do over the weekend.
Verdict: Chasing love relentlessly!
Solla Vandhen Movie Review,
Solla Vandhen, Bhoopathy
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