Review – Va Quarter Cutting

Banner: Y Not Studios, Cloud Nine Productions
Production: Dayanidhi Azhagiri, Sasikanth
Direction: Pushkar-Gayathri
Star-casts: Shiva, SP Charan, Lekha Washington, John Vijay and others
Music: G.V. Prakash

Pushkar-Gayathri made their debut directorial with ‘Oram Po’, a film that had more substantiality for camera works, but lacked a proper script. Both Pushkar and Gayathri have always wanted to make comedy films, but the basic element of ‘humor’ has been lacking. Even with ‘Va Quarter Cutting’ there are limited ingredient of fun and frolic. Except for Shiva’s humorous liners, there doesn’t seem to any effort of the director.

They could have rather made a thriller movie with such theme on backdrops. The very opening of the film throwing lights on all the characters is a good idea, but they don’t have significance together in more films.

The film revolves around three characters – Sundarajan aka Sura (Shiva), Marthandan (SP Charan) and a pudden-head girl (Lekha Washington). The drama that takes place amongst these three characters during a night time forms crux of the story. Sura and Marthandan are on the run of a quarter cutting as Sura is imposed with strict rules of not consuming alcohol after flying down to Dubai.

Shiva tries evoking laughter with his comedy tracks. The opening scene where he watches the film of Balakrishna’s Telugu movie, where Train gets dismantled on the track after hero raises his hand is like barking into loud laugh. The ATM machine sequence where he inserts a leaf and asks SP Charan to give the money is again laughter. Lekha Washington looks like a real dullard and has well suited the role. SP Charan with his buffoon looks keeps us smiling on few parts. John Vijay’s double act is too caricatured.

Technically Nirav Shah seems to have purposelessly added more dark tones. Or else his camera work is perfect. Musical score by G.V. Prakash is good as couple of songs is funny and nice.

On the whole, ‘Va Quarter Cutting’ has nothing much to mention about as the film is somewhat enjoyable in few parts and if had a shorter duration, it would have been better.

Verdict: Mokka Padam Sir Ithu !!!

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