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Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham (U)

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29 Nov 2013
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Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham is the latest flick in the present year made on comedy genre. But the speciality of the latest movie is that it is a message-oriented flick. The movie stars Jai, whose recent movie Raja Rani has turned out to be superhit flick, in one of the lead roles.

The Tamil flick is directed by K Chandru, who had earlier co-written Thamizh Padam with CS Amudhan, and the cast comprises of Sathyan, VTV Ganesh, Manobala, Subbu Panchu and others. There were reports that Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham is a remake of Hollywood movie Hangover despite movie bosses clarifying about it on the movie trailer.

Message oriented movies are generally brushed away as ‘preachy’ if they turn out to be too serious but when made with liberal doses of comedy, the attempt has a good chance of gaining the public’s acceptance. That’s exactly what debut director Chandru tries to do, with Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham (NSS)

Jai is back as the main hero in this tale about four friends who are stranded in an island off Bangkok, after a night of wild partying.

God decides to play a game and that will teach four men a lot of lessons in life. Taking inspiration from the 1966 flick for title and the famed 'Thiruvalaiyadal' to begin with, 'Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham' is nothing like anything. A little love, some sentiments and a lot of fun is what Chandru has brought to Kollywood.

In the 21st century Kailash, lord Ganesha is busy running on the treadmill while his brother Karthikeya is hooked to Temple Run on his iPad. Goddess Parvati and lord Shiva await the arrival of Vedic sage Narada, who now carries a guitar instead of a tanpura because he can't bear its weight.

With a creative and humorous initial set up, you expect 'Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham' to be a laugh riot but all that it manages to deliver is a few minutes of laughter.

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