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Onbathula Guru Review

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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...

Cut to the past, we're introduced to a bunch of friends who share names of characters from popular Tamil films. The rest of the story takes us through the lives of these disgruntled men, unhappy with their married lives and seeking a return to bachelorhood.

While the first half tracks the circumstances leading to the marriages of the wolf pack, the second half focuses on how these men decide to relive their glory days one last time. Guru, who is soon to be married, joins the party. Before you know it, they are drooling over the same woman Sanjana, played by Lakshmi Rai.

If not a frame-to-frame rip off of The Hangover, this film is definitely inspired from the original and films such as Bollywood entertainer Masti. The film doesn't follow any story per se, but it is mostly based on cheap comical moments spread over the course of the running time. Besides lifting scenes from so many popular Tamil and English films, Onbathula Guru is interspersed with old hit Tamil songs, including famous background scores.

The performances turn irksome within minutes of their appearance on screen. Continue reading the film review on the slideshow...

Onbathula Guru Review

It's surprising how actors such as Vinay Rai could even agree to be part of such an uninspiring film at the first place.

Onbathula Guru Review

Lakshmi Rai is such a talented actress, but sadly she succumbs to showing more skin and less acting.Premji Amaren, Sathyan and Aravind Akash are entertaining. As usual, Srinivasan wins lots of applause when he appears on-screen.

Onbathula Guru Review

It has to be noted that the film ends on the note that the Power Star will star in the sequel! However, songs composed by K are not up to the mark. 'Vaa maachi..' is the pick of the album.

Onbathula Guru Review

Cinematography Chellathurai is okay and the editor could have done a lot better job.

Onbathula Guru Review

The humour, which though fun in the beginning, gets quite tiresome when it just continues without any purpose.

Verdict: A disappointing film.

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