Can Siva Karthikeyan pull it off as a solo hero? This was the question doing rounds in the minds of one and all. Here comes Manam Koththi Paravai and Siva Karthikeyan pass out in flying colours.
Directed by Ezhil, who made films like Thullatha Manamum Thullum, Poovellam Un Vasam and Deepavali, is back after a break, to render an engrossing entertainer.
The movie is more a fusion of romance and comedy. A stupid act by friends, lands a few in trouble. How they overcome it forms the crux.
Manam Koththi Paravai is about romance and friendship et al.
Music is scored by D Imman while cinematography is by Suraj Nallusamy. Besides Siva Karthikeyan, the movie has Athmiya,. Parotta Suri, Singam Puli, Ilavarasu, Ravi Mariya, Srinath, Chaams among others.
Kannan (Siva Karthikeyan) who is a simple guy in a village loves his neighbour Revathy (Athmiya), who family is dreaded by all in the village. They let their fists to do all the talking. Kannan’s father (Ilavarasu) is a building contractor.
Kannan’s friends (Parotta Suri, Singam Puli and Deiva Thirumagan Kishore) decie to get him united with Revathy. Unfortunately her wedding gets fixed with a influential man in the neighbouring village and the friends have little time to realise their mission. They take the help
Enters Kannan’s friends from Mumbai (Sreenath and Chams). They kidnap Revathy and all troubles begins. What happens then forms the riveting climax.
Siva Karthikeyan does a decent job. His comic acts wins applause. He is cool and casual. Athmiya is comfortable before the lens. The on-screen chemistry is good. She has a major scope in the film.
Singam Puli, Parota Suri, Srinath, Vennira Aadi Murthy, Ravi Mariya, Vanitha among others play their part well.
Imman’s songs especially Po Po Po and Oorana Oorukulae deserve a special mention. Suraj Nallusamy’s camera captures secenes well.
Ezhil’s strength lies in strong story blended with humour. So is Manam Koththi Paravai. It may give one a feel of deja vu at places, but all is well and that ends well.
Verdict: Laugh riot