Shiva's films guarantee entertainment, but Sonna Puriyadhu, which revolves around Shiva, who is commitment phobic and hates the idea of marriage, fails in the effort of delivering a wholesome entertainer.
What it does manage to deliver finally is not even remotely close to other films of Shiva such as Chennai 600028 and Thillu Mullu. Handicapped by a weak screenplay, the movie is satirical and funny in parts, but never makes you laugh out loud like you're expected to do in a Shiva-starrer.
A movie which promoted out rightly with a hilarious trailer is finally out today, and Shiva who is having rather a decent run by building up a quiet fan base, stars in this movie as a dubbing artist for Hollywood movies.
Well direction wise, Krishna has to go a long way in making a movie that will make the audience understand, he could’ve given some core elements that stick the movie together. Music is very average except for the song “Kelu Magane Kelu”. DOP by Saravanan is fair and clean as well.
Pre-release, the Sonna Puriyathu (SP) team had promised a light hearted entertainer which had no lofty intentions of delivering serious messages to society.
In all, though Sonna Puriyathu really peters out towards the end, if you are a fan of Shiva’s brand of comedy, it might just be the movie for you this weekend.
The laugh is on the poor audiences. Debutant director Krishnan Jayaraj’s Sonna Puriyathu simply falls flat due to lack of story and corny jokes. The second half drags big time and ending you can predict in the beginning itself.
Vasundhara is miscast and her comic timing needs honing. The guys who play the friends of the hero are ok; Manobala as usual does a neat job. Sam Anderson appears in a dance cameo. The music is nothing much to write about, Editor TS Suresh’s trimming is good. On the whole the film is a big bore!