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Something Something Unakkum Enakkum!

Topic started by Kollywoodfan on Fri Jul 28 21:11:17 2006.

Something Something Unakkum Enakkum

M.Raja , the “remake raja” of Kollywood has done it again with another xerox copy of M.S.Raju’s Telugu film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana which becomes Something Something Unakkum Enakkum. The film is a feel-good family entertainer which has been largely borrowed from Hindi flicks like Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in the first half and Maine Pyaar Kiya in the second half!

Voila! You have a saccharine coated candy floss champion that is superbly packaged with camera of A.Venkatesh, Devi Sri Prasad’s melodious music and above all the superb performance of Jayam Ravi and Trisha. Muthupandi( Prabhu) is a son of the soil, a very hard working self-made man who dotes on his only sister Kavitha (Trisha). Their mother passed away very early and it was Muthupandi who brought up Kavi with a lot of love and affection. Kavi’s best friend Lalitha(Richa Pallod) takes Kavi to her house for a few days for her pre-marriage celebrations.

Enter Santhosh (Ravi) a happy-go-lucky, son a millionaire (Bhagyaraj and Geeta) NRI’s from London. Santhosh is the opposite of Kavi in upbringing and status but by interval both fall in love. But what is love without obstacles? Santhosh’s sophisticated mother throws a spanner with the help of a sleaze ball (Manivannan) who wants Santhosh to marry his daughter (Tejasree).

Santhosh gets away from his dominating mother at the Dubai airport in transit to London and comes to Kavi’s village and asks Muthu for his sister’s hand. But the proud man hates rich people and put forward a condition which he thinks will drive the crazy fellow away! But how Santhosh takes up the bet and comes out in flying colours as he not only harvest more rice than Muthu but also wins over everyone with his good nature.

Although the characters are built on obvious clichés, the charming performance of artists bring these seemingly archetypes to life. Jayam Ravi as the hyperactive, young man is just a riot! All the noises that he makes, facial expressions and body movements are good. Trisha is amazing as Kavi and she captures the zest and passion called for by the script. Her innocent looks and adorable smile are her biggest assets. The on-screen chemistry between the lead pair, their hilarious bickering and bonding stays with you a long time after the film is over.

Prabhu as Muthupandi is at the epicenter of the film and he is convincing and lovable as an elder brother. The supporting cast like Bhagyaraj, Richa Pallod, Geeta and others are top class. On the downside the film is too lengthy and would have been racy if the last song and the long winded climax were trimmed. Some scenes in the film lack Tamil nativity and local flavour.

On the whole, the film is packaged and presented well with enough masalas and is sure to grab your attention.

Verdict: Packaged entertainer!

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