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. The four friends played by Jai, VTV Ganesh, Satyan and Rajkumar come to Bangkok to have a bachelor party. They have a party at a cheap nightclub and the next morning when they wake up, the four men are shocked to be in an island. They have not clue how they have been stranded and the real story of the movie begins now.
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Here, the interesting plot appears with the gods intervention. Lord Shiva is running the show, as he wants to reach the importance of life to the four reckless men.Audience will have fun looking at our Hindu gods with the lifestyle of modern-day man on earth. We are shown Shiva (Subbu Panchu) and Parvathi (Devadarshini) talking in English. Their younger son Ganesh running on a treadmill to shed weight. Murugan enjoying the game 'Temple Run on his Ipad. Parvathi is reading an SMS from Narada (Manobala) on an iPhone.
The message that the four men carry to earth after their encounters with the gods is about the ill affects of smoking and drinking. Indeed, the movie turns out to be an anti-liquor flick. The movie lacks logic and the story of the comic sequences are stale. Continue reading the movie review of Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham on the slideshow...
Performance wise, VTV Ganesh comes out with flying colours. He steals the show in the second half.
Panchu Subbu, Mano Bala and Devadarshini look colourful in their mythological costumes. Subbu and Devadarshini's combo works well for the movie.
Jai, with his shrill voice, impresses the audience. Sathyan and Rajkumar play their parts well. Niveda Thomas has little to do in the movie, as she appears only in a few scenes and two songs. Venkat Prabhu's brings electrifying atmosphere in theatres.
Prem Kumar's music is okay and two songs are good. Anand Jeeva's cinematography is decent but editor TS Suresh could have done a better job.
Verdict: Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham is not up to the mark.