Set against the most famous Madurai milieu, the film was touted to promote Shantanu as a saleable mass hero and also to allow him taste that elusive hit. A decent performance from him, but sadly the movie falls flat and well short of the end line.
The plot was above average, but the screenplay had far too many loop holes and loose ends to ignore, which proved to be the primary setback for the movie.
Apart from these negatives, we are constantly reminded of various scenes from various other movies being lifted off judiciously.
In fact, the character of Sathiyaraj as a dreaded don Lingam, wanting to turn into a new leaf was already shown years back in a movie called 'Adidhadi'. The only difference was that, then he wanted to have a girlfriend who was 25, now he is more realistic and wants to have an adopted son who is 25.
Also, Satiyaraj's mistaken identity as Kannayiram was similar to that of Asin and Suriya's resonance in Ghajini. But the only relief in the movie was the portrayal of this very relationship which was brought out well and Shantanu and Satyaraj strike an instant rapport as the father and son.
Sathyaraj, as Lingam, fits the bill. His performance was the only highlight of the movie. But, how far could he go bearing the movie on his own shoulders?
Sanakhan, as the glam doll, had ample scope to showcase her glamor quotient during the songs but had very little scope for performance.
Nothing much to say about the music in general or any other technical aspects like the cinematography or editing, though one feels relieved of the fact that the movie is only 2hours 20 minutes in length.
Verdict: Just another movie which will be knocking your doors soon through TV channels.view less