After a long gap, the suave star Simbu’s much awaited flick Acham Yenbathu Madamaiyada has seen limelight today which is flooded with heaping expectations since from the nascent phase. The classy filmmaking style of Gautham menon is kingpin in inducing pre-release buzz for this romantic thriller. The mallu diva Manjima Mohan who has done a fantastic job in Oru Vadakkan Selfie has made her debut in kollywood by this breezy venture and the addition of this enchanting actress also adds positive vibes for the film.
The detailed features to be discussed as follows.
The gritty young protagonist goes for a interesting road trip with the female lead and at certain juncture, they encounter a disturbing incidents which is followed by the intellectual act of the male lead who does intriguing activities to unravel the problem which is the fulcrum of this flick.
Film starts off in a breezy style which was maintained till the pre-interval portion also the entire first half were filled with scintillating visuals with spell binding tunes of AR Rahman. The combination scenes of the lead pair Simbu and Manjima were depicted in a refreshing swag which engages the viewers. Shades of erstwhile romantic flick Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya were found in the first half where protagonist has same kind of family backdrops. After a light hearted narration, film gets transforms into a suspense genre towards the interval block.
The songs were refrained in the second half which adds much flavour to the thriller sequences. The inclusion of Baba Sehgal who was seen as a Cop have portrayed a decent show but it lacked menacing factor which has quite disappointing. The special cameo of Daniel balaji were looked subtle, cool attitude of Simbu in handling the chias situation were picturesque. The transformation of breezy plot to a thriller genre was good which must be appreciated and all credits goes to the auteur. The whole suspense cum action genre concludes in a satisfactory climax.
Apart from lead cast, Sathish who acted as Simbu’s friend have portrayed a subtle performance. The police character of Baba Sehgal ‘s dialogue delivery were decent. Also the daniel balaji were seen in a good role though he had a less screen presence. The female lead Manjima has glued well to the girl next door persona and her expressions were innate.
The technical aspects have enhanced the movie to next level especially the cinematography as well as the background score. Simbu had massive onus in his shoulder to carry the film and he have given a intense output which were evident in big screen. Downside are the less impactful role of Baba Sehgal and less meaty character of Daniel balaji.
Few flaws are there in the second half which must be avoided, the antagonists were less menacing and they should have been portrayed in a impactful fashion.
Overall, Feel good romantic thriller which has all kinds of Engaging ingredients
Reviewer : Deepak