Prakash Raj is known for making clean and neat movies aimed at
family audience. His Abhiyum Naanum and Inidhu
Inidhu are classic examples of it. Now, he is returning with
Un Samayal Arayil, which is also spelled as Un Samayal
Un Samayal Arayil is the remake of hit Malayalam movie Salt N Pepper directed by Aashiq Abu. Prakash Raj, apart from acting in a lead role, has produced and directed the Tamil version. Sneha plays the main female lead role. It has been simultenously made in Tamil, Telugu (Ulavacharu Biryani) and Kannada (Oggarane).
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Kalidasan (Prakash Raj) is an archaeologist and a foodie. He
doesn't like changes and not used to modern-day gadgets. His
lifestyle of using old car and lack of interest in using mobile
phone clearly tell about his nature.
He is a person, who is happy to live in the past and to remember
his lost love. On the other end, there is spinster Gowri (Sneha),
who is a dubbing artiste. Her life too is more or less the same.
She is not happy either with her life, as her stars are not
propitious for marriage, or with her profession. The only thing
both Gowri and Kalidasan are happy with is the fact that both love
At this juncture, Prakash Raj's nephew comes to his home in
search of a job. The story takes a twist when Gowri makes a wrong
call to Kalidasan instead of a hotel to order dosa. This is the
entry point of the beginning of their love. But the initial
conversaions are not pleasant as it end with abuses. In the
process, they become friends and gradually start liking each
When the time comes for meeting, they both decide to send their
better-looking substitutes as they are concerned about physical
appearances. The rest of the story is about their confusions,
misunderstandings before they resolve the issues in the
The movie is packed with lots of co-incidences. Food has a role
to play in the movie. Un Samayal Arayil has freshness in
spite of the age gap between the couple.
In spite of drawbacks, Un Samayal Arayil manages to
engage you all throughout the movie.
Prakash Raj is at his usual best. He has not acted in the role
rather he has tried to live the role that perfectly fits his age.
His companion Sneha is equally good. Their performance is backed by
the acting of Tejas and Samyukta Hornad.
Illayaraaja's background score is pleasing and a few songs are
good on ears. Preetha gets full marks for her brilliance in
handling camera. The way she has caputed the yummy foods has to be
Verdict: Un Samayal Arayil is a
complete family entertainer.