Modhi Vilayadu doesn"t have a rare script, but has a gripping screenplay with more engrossing ingredients. Well, Director Saran who was drenched in desolate scenarios of continuous flops, Idhaya Thirudan and Vattaram, rebounds with a resplendent flick. Of course, the storyline seems to be partially similar to Prashanth"s Star, but an unparalleled narration makes the difference. Hats off to Vinay! The guy makes the bold attempt of dubbing for himself.
Udhay (Vinay) and Madhan (Yuva) are best friends, living life, enjoying the riches of Udhaya"s father Rajan Vasudev (Kalabavan Mani), who is one of the top 50 rich men in the world. Madhan lived with Udhay and Udhaya"s father took care of all of Madhan"s expenses.
Both the friends meet L R Eshwari (Kajal Agarwal), a pretty college student and both of them fall in love with her. Udhaya"s father surprisingly supports of Madhan"s love with L R Eeswari, when strange things begins to happen- Madhan gets killed, Udhay losses all his wealth and Udhay is on the run to save his life.
How does Udhaya find out the hidden secrets in his life?
And does he sort things out?
As in most of Saran"s films, the first half gets around with excellent moments with lighter ambience. In direct contrast, the latter part paces with unexpected twists and turns with sharpness. Vinay with his cute looks, delivers an enchanting performance, emoting to every situation. His dialogues with Kalabavan Mani during penultimate sequences are impressive. Kajol Agarwal seems to have improved a lot from her previous films Bommalaatam and Pazhani.
Kalabavan Mani as a cliched baddie does justice to his role. Santhanam outperforms with amazing comedy tracks. Especially don"t miss his spoofs on Aarya"s Naan Kadavul, Jai"s Subramaniapuram, and Vijayakanth"s Ramana. Haneefa and Mayilsamy do come up with rib-tickling factor that is quite commendable. Also actor to be mentioned is debutant Tattoo Ram, who is characterized as Alse. This actor looks elegantly perfect, fitting the space of his role. Mark our words! He"s sure to make it big in tinsel town more like Prakash Raj and Pasupathy (great performers in South Indian film industry).
Musical score by Hariharan-Leslie (Colonial Brothers) isn"t much appealing and doesn"t withstand in your memories post-the-show. Cinematography is stylishly done with eye-capturing visuals.
Modhi Vilayadu is sure to make it big in box office for the riveting screenplay and good characterizations.
Verdict- Worth Watching… Don"t miss it.
Production- Media One Global Entertainment, Gemini Industries
Starcast- Vinay, Kajal Agarwal, Yuva, Kalabavanmani, Santhanam, Tattoo Ram and many others.
Editing- V.T. Vijayan