Review – Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai

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Star-casts: Vishal, Neethu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta, Sarah Jane, Santhanam, Prakash Raj, Sathyan, Mayilsamy, Mouli and others
Banner: Sun Pictures, GK Film Corporation
Production: Kalanidhi Maaran, Vikram Krishna
Direction: Thiru
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Last time, Vishal came up with continuous flops – Sathyam and Thoranai, it turned to be a speculative scenario for the actor, who was badly in need a hit. So, how about ‘Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai’? Has this debutant Thiru done justice to Vishal, who all the time offers more scope for newcomers? Or has he disappointed him much as the previous ones?

Doubtlessly, everyone was preoccupied with so many questions much before entering into theatres. But as you walk out, you have got answer in single line – The film is passable and you can watch it once to enjoy your time.

Special mention for debutant Thiru as he seems to have been so careful over shaping Vishal’s characterization and adding certain elements in film well-tailored for his nature of role. Blatantly, those ingredients fantastically win applause from B and following centres.

When the producers revealed the film’s storyline before couple of months, it literally put us on high discombobulations as it faintly resembled Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Bachna Ae Hasino’. To be precise, the film doesn’t carry any relevance with this Hindi movie.

Karthik (Vishal), a MBA graduate hails from a upper-middle class family. He has a great adherence of choosing best things in every aspect. It obviously starts off with his pens, shirts, even ambulance services for his neighbor’s child delivery and so on. When it’s time to select his life partner, he purposely sets forth to woo down three girls – Jyothi (Tanushree Dutta), an athlete with a hatred upon men, Tejashwini (Neethu Chandra) –a filthy rich millionaire with a bad past experience in love and finally Priya (Sarah Jane), who vows to love and marry the same person.

When things are well doing for Karthik on the process of making them fall in love with him, his course of life gets completely changed in latter part. Guess what? It’s all about his hidden methods getting unraveled that results in enmity, vengeance, forgiveness and happy ending.

The very first thing to be mentioned is a very confusing conflict that strikes out between Vishal and Neethu Chandra. His dialogue sequence with Neethu Chandra during the point of intermission is completely unconvincing. It was the time where he had to repent for cheating a girl, but rather he stands out advocating himself. However, his apology towards girls for flirting them is a good compromise for that fault. The climax part with the entry of Sneha doesn’t suit the space as Karthika vows to repent and yet something miserable happens. Santhanam keeps us enthralled with rib-tickling one-liners and so are Mayilsamy and Sathyan. Neethu Chandra could have been portrayed yet more perfectly as her antagonistic deeds get hackneyed throughout the show. Sarah Jane looks cute and can look out for big offers in Kollywood while Tanushree Dutta does justice to her role. Prakash Raj on a vital role during second half is enjoyable and his reasonable bash-up on Vishal during climax is again convincing.

Yuvan Shankar Raja comes up with some commendable tunes and scores well on background too. Aravind Krishna’s cinematography is top-notching with rich visuals and editing is fine.

The first half has catchy moments with right mix of enjoyable moments while the second half turns to be little dragging with threadbare sort of narration. If the duration in second half was bit trimmed and narrated with raciness, the film would have been yet more good.

As of now, ‘Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai’ is an above average fare that can be watched precisely to spend your leisure time.

Bottom – Line: Sang-froid entertainer

Verdict: Below Average

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