Onbathula Guru is the directorial debut of PS Selvakumar, a good friend and former associate of Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Jeeva. This stars' connection was enough for people to look forward for his first movie. Especially, the online fans of the Velayudham star promoted the film and when it was revealed that Vijay was doing a cameo, their joy knew no bounds. So, the film got a good promotion through star connection.
In the next phase, through social networking sites, stars like Lakshmi Rai and Premji Amaren promoted Onbathula Guru. Last but not least, Lakshmi's alleged interview to a magazine where it has published a story, which talked about her relationship with Vinay Rai, garnered good attention that again gave the film a free publicity. Onbathula Guru stars Vinay Rai, Lakshmi Rai, Premji Amaren, Sathyan and not to forget Power Star Srinivasan.
Well, the inspiration for the movie seems to have come from Hollywood superhit movie Hangover. It is not a frame-to-frame copied flick but the main subject is more or less the same. Read on for the movie review to know what the film has to offer... On the day of his marriage, Guru goes missing and his family, would-be wife and friends are shocked to hear about it.
His friends goes in search of him and brings back him to the wedding hall. Immediately, a flashback takes us back to their past lives. Well, the film does not offer you a good story but entertains you if you are a fan of cheap jokes. Their adventures and miseries could be a fun for first-benchers. Even the one-liners are of bad taste. Adding to that the spoof of scenes from popular Tamil films are irritating after some time in PT Selvakumar's prestigious project Onbathula Guru.
However, masses might like this movie even though it has a weak story. Performance wise, Vinay Rai is good, Lakshmi Rai is glamarous and surely, mass will enjoy her performance. Premji Amaren, Sathyan and Aravind Akash are entertaining. As usual, Srinivasan wins lots of applause when he appears on-screen. Cinematography Chellathurai is okay and the editor could have done a lot better job.
Verdict: A disappointing film.