Yatchan starring Arya, Kreshna, Swati Reddy and Deepa Sannidhi in lead roles has released today all over Tamil Nadu. So what does this action comedy flick directed by Vishnuvardhan has to offer? Continue reading our movie review to know.
Arya is a die hard fan of Ajith who risks his own life by performing the traditional 'milk abishekha' to huge cut outs of the actor whenever the star's movie hit the silver screen. But he is forced to quit his home town because of certain predicaments and hence makes his way into Chennai.
In a parallel narration, Kreshna's life gets showcased. He is an aspiring actor who wants to make it big in the Tamil film industry and decides to visit Chennai to pursue his dream.
While Arya has to deal with his own problems even in Chennai, he accidentally fills Kreshna's shoes, which comes across as a cinematic twist.
Does Arya embrace his new found life which might leave Kreshna permanently in the soup, or does he get back to his own life? Who is Deepa Sannidhi and what does she has to do with the film's main antagonist, played by Adil Hussain?
These questions are answered with loads of comedy (that has failed to work at many places) and also the core plot of the movie makes it look like a thriller.
Arya is a treat to watch as he comes up with one of his best performances till date. While Swati Reddy is brilliant in each and every scene, Deepa Sannidhi looks just a tad artificial. Kreshna's performance looks decent but is not refined.
Adil Hussain, the film's main antagonist has delivered the goods. He has played an unusual villain with ease for which he walks away with accolades.
The fact that there are way too many characters in the film might lead to confusion and also make it difficult to gauge all of their performances. Among them, MS Bhaskar, Robo Shankar and SJ Surya (cameo) deserve a mention.
Yatchan is technically strong. Be it the cinematography by Om Prakash, who has used apt colors to suit the mood, or Yuvan Shankar Raja with his terrific background score, almost everyone in the technical department have shone throughout.
Sreekar Prasad's editing gets a special mention as a film like Yatchan demands good editing which has been provided by the National Award winning editor.
Yatchan takes its time to settle down in the first half as the core plot is revealed only toward the interval block. Though the stage is plonked for a racy second half, the latter half of the movie is just passable with draggy screenplay at some places.
Overall, Yatchan manages to entertain in parts but the film's mediocre screenplay comes across as a disappointment.
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Yatchan is adapted from writers D Suresh and AN Balakrishnan's (Subha) short story series of the same name.
Arya's splendid performance has contributed to the solidity of Yatchan. The actor has sure come a long way since his Ullam Ketkumae days.
Kreshna has a long way to go when it comes to the nuances of acting. His dialogue delivery though is praiseworthy.
Thambi Ramaiah too deserves a special mention as his acting is one of the positives of this movie.
Surely, Vishnu can bring out the best in Yuvan. His songs and background score has come out really well.
Arya's appearance in Yatchan might remind us of his looks from Arinthum Ariyamalum and Pattiyal.
Swati Reddy has done a good job throughout the movie. At some places the actress has also managed to evoke laughter.
Yatchan has provided Deepa a challenging role, something that was missing in her first film Enakkul Oruvan.
Vishnuvardhan, apart from directing the movie has also produced it in association with UTV Motion Pictures.
Box Office Success?
With stiff competition from Thani Oruvan and other movies that has released today including Pa Vijay's Strawberry, it will be interesting to see how Yatchan performs at the box office.