Naan Sirithal is an attention-grabbing providing from Tamil cinema.
The premise of the story, which revolves round Gandhi’s (Hip Hop Adhi) lack of ability to manage his laughter when confronted with an uncomfortable state of affairs, affords nice promise.
Within the fingers of a sensible head, this script held the potential to be developed into an epic, Ray Cooney fashion, comedy-of-errors. As a substitute what we’re left with is a movie which engages you solely in moments as a result of Raana, the debutant filmmaker, misses the woods for the timber.
The plot is apparent vanilla. Gandhi develops a “nervous laughter” syndrome after sitting for an engineering arrears paper.
Nonetheless solely 30, it might take some time earlier than Adhi manages to avoid taking part in roles the place he’s an engineering pupil or his character references the sector or examine of engineering. We get it. Engineering is hard, there aren’t any jobs for graduate engineers. Can we talk about one thing that isn’t so 2011?
Gandhi falls in love with an HR particular person in his workplace, Ankitha (performed by Iswarya Menon, and who seems to be like Samantha Akkineni and Shruti Haasan rolled into one). However Adhi is a center class boy and Ankitha’s mother and father are in opposition to their marriage.
Now, if the remainder of the movie was nearly his escapades and makes an attempt to persuade his girlfriend’s mother and father, the film might have had a extra full story arc.
- Director: Raana
- Solid: Adhi, Iswarya Menon, KS Ravikumar, Ravi Mariya, Munishkanth, Sha Ra and others
- Storyline: A person who struggles to include his laughter, when subjected to conditions that induce worry or unhappiness, will get caught in the course of a gang warfare that leads to a comedy of errors.
As a substitute, we get a gang warfare and two baddies — KS Ravikumar taking part in Dilli Babu, and Ravi Mariya taking part in Sakkara Das. Solely one among them is convincing sufficient as a humorous dangerous man, and it’s Mariya contemplating his observe file in movies like Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran. How Gandhi prevails over all these characters kinds the remainder of the plot.
Adhi exhibits indicators of maturing as a performer. Histrionics apart, as Gandhi, he is ready to coax a smile right here and amusing there. It might properly be the ‘Friends syndrome’ at play, the place we watch Vijay laughing uncontrollably at Vadivelu’s plight, and which someway forces us to set free an additional few seconds of uninhibited laughter for no specific cause.
Just a few of the comedy scenes work on account of its slapstick execution. What doesn’t work is the various parallel narratives and feelings weaved into the script. Gandhi is, on the identical time, a humorous man, somebody whom we must always snort at, take pity with, really feel affectionate about, take heed to for his knowledge and far more. That makes Gandhi somebody we simply couldn’t care about. His struggling doesn’t elicit sympathy out of us.
The movie’s unfastened staging, beginning with the protagonist going right into a flashback storytelling sequence that lasts over two hours after being invited to seem as a visitor on a tv present, and beginner writing (the lead pair’s romance, KS Ravikumar’s dialogues), doesn’t assist its trigger.
The identical tv programme is then was a platform for the lead actor to current his ‘message’ to the viewers. Curiously although, it isn’t all preaching from a pedestal.
Adhi, or Gandhi, turns the finger on him, and, in flip, symbolically, on the remainder of us, and goes on to say one thing that, I imagine, is closest to being a criticism of the divisive politics occurring within the nationwide enviornment.
Apart from that, Naan Sirithal is that movie which you’ll bear in mind probably the most for its few genuinely humorous sequences, when it’s performed on loop by 24/7 comedy channels.
By the way in which, if any one among you discover a semblance of a cause to justify Yogi Babu’s presence within the movie, and the aim achieved therewith, do write to us.