Vijay Sethupathi had been on a dream run with his three movies becoming superhits on a trot. The choice of stories that he made has been praised and the budding star himself had claimed it on several occasions. At a time when actors' prefer mass subjects, this young lad opted for strong subjects than regular masala flicks. It helped him to struck gold thrice.
Now, Vijay Sethupathi is back with the latest movie Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. As the title suggests, it is a comedy flick, which the Kollywood has witnessed a series of movies in the present year. Well, thefilm is directed by Gokul of Rowthiram fame. The flick also stars Ashwin Kakumanu, Swati Reddy and Nandita in the lead roles. Will the lady luck smile on Vijay for the consecutive fourth time? Find it in the review...
We cannot expect stories to be strong in comedy movies. What matters the most is whether the movie could break the funny bones of the audience. Well, the director has not churned out a dummy brainless film but a message-oriented flick without getting preachy.
Moonji Kumar (Vijay Sethupathi), an excessive drinker and care-free boy, is in love with Kumudha (Nanditha). But neither she nor her father (Patimandram Raja) likes him. In order to get rid of him, his father hires a don played by Pasupathi. As the story progresses, we are told that Bala (Ashwin Kakumanu) and Renu (Swathi), who doesn't like his job in the bank, are in love. Moonji Kumar accidentally meets Raja at a local bar and the real story begins, as the five characters cross paths.
Well, the first half is entertaining even though the real story begins in the end. The director has tried to maintain the same tempo in the second half. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...
Good Comedy Entertainer
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara is a good comedy entertainer. More importantly, as I mentioned earlier, it is not a brainless comedy flick. The message part in the movie has to be appreciated.
Characterisations are interesting. Vijay Sethupathi has come out with flying colours again.
The impressive part of Vijay Sethupathi is that he adapts to the role well and his changing dialogue delivery styles are nothing but brilliant.
Vijay Sethupathi's acts win the audience heart and he steals the show. Ashwin Kakumanu has done a good job. The way he handles his manager and his girlfriend break the funny bones.
Pasupathi was not seen in the recent times and this is a wonderful comeback movie for him. He leaves the audience wanting for more.
Swati and Nanditha
Swati and Nanditha have played their parts well. They have done justice to their roles even though there roles are limited.
Remaning characters like Soori, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Robo Shankar Madhumitha and Daniel ensure to make you laugh every now and then.
Director Gokul has done a good job in making the film a worth entertainer. His screenplay, though has jerks at parts, is good and the introductory scene gets a special mention.
Madhan Karky's one liners are excellent. In fact, it is the backbone of Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. Mahesh Muthuswamy's camera work is praise worthy and Siddharth Vpin's music is for mass.
Verdict: Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara is an one time watchable movie.