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.
Shiva plays a dubbing artiste, lending voice to English films.
He has an aversion towards the idea of marriage and hates being in
a commitment. However, his life takes unexpected turns when his
mother blackmails him to meet a girl (Anjali) of her choice. But
Shiva has plans of his own to rule out the idea of marriage with
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What follows is funny occasionally, but rather juvenile in its
attempt. The idea to stall the marriage of Anjali and Shiva doesn't
quite go down well with the audiences, who are left with the option
of either laughing for the heck of it or ignore the passe effort to
Shiva And Vasundhara Kashyap
Some of the best humour comes from the scene where Shiva and his
friend are seen dubbing for English films. It's hilarious and
certainly becomes the perfect icing on the cake to provide some
momentary laughs in the film.
What happens between Anjali and Shiva reach an end most of us
would've expected midway. Had the director planned to have an
alternate ending then I'm sure people would have loved the effort
put in to build an unconventional premise.
The role played by Vatsala as Shiva's grandmother is delightful
to watch. It's surprising how this one particular character is so
modern and forward thinking, while the film struggles to stay away
from certain cliches that could have been easily avoided.
Shiva And Vasundhara
Shiva did all that he could to save the film from going down the
path that several comedy flicks over the years have travelled. He
doesn't have a strong supporting cast that he could rely on.
Vasundhara doesn't play her part with conviction, while the rest of
the actors have nearly meaningless parts to essay.
Krishnan handles the film promisingly, but you don't see the
urge in him to make it a memorable film. Sonna Puriyadhu
is definitely an effort worth taking notice but it doesn't make you
want to cheer for it.
Cast And Crew
Director: Krishnan Jayaraj
Producer: Saandika Amarnath
Starring: Shiva and Vasundhara Kashyap
Music: Yathish Mahadev
Release Date: 26 July, 2013