Release Date : Oct 02,2013
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: V. S. Rajkumar
Cast: Ashwin Kakumanu, M.S.Baskar, Nandita, Pasupathy, Rajendiran, Swati Reddy, V.S.Raghavan, Vijay Sethupathi
Direction: Gokul
Screenplay: Gokul
Story: Gokul
Background score: Siddarth Vippin
Cinematography: Mahesh Muthuswamy
Dialogues: Gokul, Karky
Editing: Leo John Paul
Stunt choreography: Anbarivu
Dance choreography: Raju Sundaram
Singers: Dr.Narayanan, Gaana Bala, Hariharan, Naresh Iyer
Lyrics : Karky, Lalithanand
PRO: Nikhil Murugan
Distribution: JSK Film Corporation

Why should Kumudha be happy? She definitely has to be, not only because she is Sumar Moonji Kumar’s love interest, but also because her happiness makes your throat dry as a result of the amount of laughter it shovels out. After Rowthiram, Director Gokul seems to have struck the right chord, etching out a comedy movie.

Idharkuthane Aasapattai Balakumara (IAB) portrays the love stories of two attention-grabbing characters, whose individualities and backgrounds are at two extremes, but ultimately get to meet each other due to a few mistakes that come out as a cool message to the audience.

First things first, Vijay Sethupathi as Sumar Moonji Kumar has done it yet again, raising his pennant higher, making himself more visible to his fervent fans. The depth in his innocence and the foolhardiness in his love are a couple of things that stand tall in the character he plays, and Vijay Sethupathi has pulled it off in grand style. The actor is a revelation in the climax sequence, showing the other dimension of his acting.

Director Gokul’s introduction of the characters in a single frame with a touch of humour is an interesting point-out that sets up the stage. However, the golden touch of the director comes in the screenplay. Gokul has managed to narrate a single day story in a manner that makes you feel that you are so familiar with the characters in the movie.

Though IAB joins the list of numerous comedy films this year, the treatment and detailing is different if noticed closely. The dialogues, which have been written by Madhan Karky, adds light and life to the originality of the movie. Dialogues such as "there is no use of playing violin at the back of a buffalo" and "friendu, love matteru feel aitapula" rings within the ear drums of the close watchers and turns out to be an addition to the 'cult' list. The first half takes its time to settle down with the characters, but at the same time there is slight experimentation with character-comedy and elaborately drawn out gags.  

Ashwin Kakamanu, who plays the role of Bala, has had his own scoring areas, and the actor has exploited them well. His cartoon faced reactions to situations that could possibly drive a person mad, might seem a little exaggerated, but the humour it brings is applaudable. The hilarious portrayal of his battle between a difficult girlfriend and a super complicated boss has been handled perfectly and Ashwin appears to have delivered what was fundamentally required.

Swati and Nandita, the love interests of Ashwin and Vijay Sethupathi respectively, look beautiful and precisely like the girls next door. Though the actresses do not have too many opportunities to exhibit their talents, their characters play decisive parts in propelling the story to its finale.

When the performance of the lead characters produce the kick that was intended, the supporting cast have also chipped in intriguing bits that springs you up at regular intervals. The tone, accent and perfection in M.S Bhaskar’s character easily add to the hysteria of the watchers. Pasupathy, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Soori, Madhumitha, Robo Shankar and Daniel have all played eccentric roles that work as alarm clocks reminding you to laugh every now and then.

Gokul apparently has included a tweaked version of Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Enachu’ dialogue which Daniel (Romba Sumar Moonji Kumar), repeatedly utters at a particular portion in the film. Although, the dialogue activates the tickle nerves of many, the director has been sensible enough to cut it off at the right time.

Siddharth Vippin's music had already reached out to the public even before the movie released, however the sequences that lead to the song are out of the ordinary. The prayer song and the London bridge song are the pick of songs that have been accepted by the people with a loud applause.   

Produced by V.S Rajkumar, under the banner Leo Visions and distributed by JSK Film Corporation, the movie bounces out into the middle with a whole hearted motive. Enthrall, Entertain, Enliven.

Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara is not an adhesive that keeps you glued on the seat, but is a spring that might make you bounce with laughter. Go for it and make Kumudha happy.

Verdict: Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara will make you leave the theatre happy !
( 3.25 / 5.0 )



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