Here comes the first lesson – Girls are of three types: Facebook, Twitter and Google. Facebook types check your bank balance, credit cards, purchasing power and then accept your friend request. Twitter are celebrity types, and the last ones – Google – do their job with an understated presence and never indulge in pomposity. That’s a starter to wake you up. Love is not so easy, so you need experts to make your boat of love sail and reach the other shore. This is the crux of the film Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru.
TVSK is a routine love story in an IT ecosystem but comes with an uncanny treatment. Right from the word Go, you root to the movie and probably may run a déjà vu track as what you see on screen is a slice from your life. Then, at times, the rollercoaster dumps you in the run-on-the-mill abyss and you take a back for the predictability of the storyline. Finally, when in trouble it all boils down to one man who has a rare distinction of saving many sinking movies. Yes, you got it right. It’s the mighty ‘laugh-riot’ Santhanam who with his crackerjack presence made the film a long lasting relationship rather than a casual fling.
The story is simple. Kumar (Siddharth) is a software engineer who falls head over heels for his colleague Sanjana (Hansika). Sanjana’s beauty gains her many admirers in her office. This point has been stretched like a chewing gum with many references. The office setup is a hyperbole and I don’t think that kind of environment exists. May be the director wanted to show a utopian workplace to woo more people into IT. So, when it comes to love and relationships, Kumar’s harrowing past stops him from making any make any further move. But he is badly madly in love with Sanjana. So he knocks the door of Mokia (Santhanam) to get things right. What follows is a modern take of hookups and breakups laced with loads of laughter.
Siddharth gave a natural performance and went into the skin of the character. Hansika looked beautiful and bubbly as usual. But there’s a serious problem. The lead pair lacked a decent chemistry. Ganesh Venkatraman played an office hunk and everyone in the film exalted him to the status of a Greek God. He made a striking presence in the film. Without any further ado I declare Santhanam as the hero of the film. The comedy he pulled off will stay with the audience for a long time.
Director Sundar C. mesmerized the audience with his creative touch. Albeit the film was predictable, the way it was presented and the way every character shined all through the film makes it a winner. The funny dialogues are remarkable and leave you wanting for more. Cinematography and editing are normal and nothing much to praise in those departments. They are near perfect for the film. Sathya’s background score was good in parts but on the whole it failed to impress. Also, the songs will be registered only for the exotic locales and rich production values and not for the music.
TVSK is all about some love, some sentiment, some questions, some tricks, some lessons, and MUCH MORE comedy making it a decent romcom. If you are expecting an intense love story, this film is not your cup of tea. If you are expecting a joy ride of love that’s on the lighter side and laced with comedy, then don’t miss this film.