It is a movie that speaks about today’s youngsters and their approach towards life and relationship. remade from recent Telugu hit Yemaindi Ee Vela, Ishtam by debutant Prem Nizar is more of emotions and romance.
Vimal plays a different role far against the rural one that he did in films like Kalavani, Eththan and Kalakalappu. Nisha Aharwal, who acted in the original plays the female lead. Santhanam is there to provide humour while Anoop, Pragathy and Yuvarani are also in the cast. Written by Sampath Nandi, the movie has music by S Thaman.
Saravanan (Vimal) is a cool dude. He is choosy and trendy is the word in his life. Sandhya (Nisha) and Saravanan gets separated.
They follow their own lives. Nisha meets a youth (Anoop) while Saravanan comes across a girl (Parvati Nirban). They decide to start a fresh innings in their lives.
But all goes for toss. Find out why in the climax. Its more of love meeting a bonding.
Vimal is cool and gives his best in his new avatar. He is at his ease and portrays his role well. Vimal, who hitherto played a rural youngster in films like Pasanga, Kalavani and Eththan, featuring him as a modern, city-based man.
Kajal Agarwal‘s sister Nisha Agarwal, who played the female lead in the original was signed to reprise her role making her debut in Tamil cinema. she does her best to keep the film going. Santhanam’s one-liners as usual tickle your funny bone. While the rest of the cast play their part well.
Music is S Thaman compliments the theme. It is youthful and trendy. The songs are picturised well. Seka Joseph’s camera captures some lush posh locations. Interestingly Balaji Real Media which made some masala flicks like Osthi have chosen to do a hearty one.
All said, the movie may have its dull attempts. But forget them, Ishtam will to your Ishtam.
Bottom-Line: Ishtam – Targeting youngsters