Jigina starring Vijay Vasanth and newcomer Sanyathara has been released today in many theatres. The film is aimed at delivering a social message, according to its director. Has Jigina managed to accomplish its purpose? What else does the movie has to offer? Continue reading our review to know.
Vijay Vasanth plays an average looking guy who keeps ruing the fact that he is dark-complexioned and hence develops a strong inferiority complex.
In an attempt to get himself a girlfriend, he creates a fake profile in the social networking site Facebook, with somebody else's photo and an alluring job profile as suggested by a group of IT employees.
The plans works as he is able to woo a good looking girl, played by Sanyathara. But what happens when they finally meet in person? Also, there is another guy who is trying to hunt down Sanyathara. What does he want and what are the consequences of creating a fake profile in Facebook?
All these questions are answered in Jigina which turns out to be a bit preachy and melodramatic. Having said that, director Ravi Nanda Periyasamy's attempt to deliver a message in his film is noteworthy.
Vijay Vasanth has delivered a decent performance however, his acting is far from what can be termed as a refined one. New comer Sanyathara's expressions were believable and also alluring at the same time.
When it comes to performances, comedians Singam Puli and Ashvin Raja of Kumki fame walk away with all the accolades.
While the movie takes its time to settle down in the first half which entertains partially, the second half is aimed at making the film racy and the director has almost managed to achieve what he initially set out to do.
John Peter's BGM fails to support the film throughout. A couple of songs though have come out really well and achieves in making your foot tap. Cinematography is above average as it has contributed to the overall feel of the film.
With a good plot and a strong social message, Jigina is a watchable entertainer.
Check out the slides below for some of the stills from the film:
The Lead Pair
While Vijay Vasanth would be hoping that Jigina establishes him as one of the many lead heroes of Tamil cinema, newcomer Sanyathara would be hoping that she can get to sign many more projects.
After making his debut through Chennai 600028, Vijay was so far seen in small, supporting roles.
Principle shooting of the movie began last year with a formal photo shoot involving the lead pair.
New Age Romance
The director has aimed at delivering a film that talks about the new age romance which mostly unfolds in social networking sites.
The movie also has its own dosage of social message that aims at providing an awareness.
Box Office Success
It remains to be seen if Jigina can shine at the box office. The fact that it is a solo release might help to some extent.