Suseenthiran’s only concession to narrative excitement is the little twist that changes our perception of an event. Otherwise, this is a dull drama, shockingly reliant on dialogue to move the plot along as well as make its big points.
There are many narrative threads, but no strong centre around which they cohere. There’s the love story between Kittu and upper-caste Gomathi. Suseenthiran shows us what happens to another inter-caste couple, and those events could have cast a shadow over this romance.
Imman’s background score tries to compensate, but it’s too much. Everything is generic – the duets, the situations, the characters. There are no shades. Everyone’s defined by a single, simple adjective. Selvaraj is evil.
First and foremost, director Suseenthiran can be applauded for sticking on to the core plot of the movie. There was no unnecessary diversion from the story. Dialogues need a worthy-mention.
Vishnu Vishal has given a neat performance. His character is designed in a very subtle manner and the Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu actor makes no mistake in delivering that. Parthiepan deserves a mention for his strong performance as 'Chinraasu'.
Verdict: A strong content that could’ve been more impactful had the execution been better
Vishnu Vishal after tasting commercial success with ‘Indru Nettru Naalai’ and ‘Velaiyinu Vanthutta Vellaikaran’ has obviously surrendered to his mentor and has done whatever he has been told without much of a niggle.
Sri Divya as usual fits the village girl role to the T but has nothing much to do to make an impression except look pretty in the overdose of songs. Soori the number one comedian in Tamil cinema today, thanks to the barotta comedy written by Suseenthiran appears in a role that could have been done by an extra.
Verdict: Go for the bold attempt to voice for the suppressed people who exist even today.