Arun is an engineering student, who describes his relationship with his girlfriend Parvathi as a big failure. They had a break up due to ego clashes. But when Arun sees similar incidents in one of his close friends life, he realizes his true love for Parvathi and also how much he is missing her. How Arun realizes and what he ...more
Arun is an engineering student, who describes his relationship with his girlfriend Parvathi as a big failure. They had a break up due to ego clashes. But when Arun sees similar incidents in one of his close friends life, he realizes his true love for Parvathi and also how much he is missing her. How Arun realizes and what he does to get his love back forms the plot of Kadhalil Sodhapuvadu Yeppadi. less
“Direction, screenplay, performances and camera; everything in this film is just average! Only the chemistry between Siddharth and Amala Paul makes it worth a one-time-watch.”
The 9 minute short film on Youtube is genuinely funny. Adapting it into a 2 hour long feature film is no mean task. And the situations being very relatable, they make the film quite an interesting watch..
The whole film is Aruns narration to the audience. He pours out his love woes from his point of view and also makes digs at how men knowingly and unknowingly fall in love despite its pitfalls. Arun meets Parvathy in college and they fall in love. What seems like a bed of roses initially turns into a thorny affair with Parvathy having problems in her family and, as a result, leaning on Arun heavily. When Arun falls short in his reciprocation, they break-up. In the end, they re-unite after learning a few lessons about love and life.
It is a different treatment that is new to Tamil cinema which is quite interesting initially. The point that men and women are so vastly dissimilar, though, not an unknown fact has been presented in a manner that is fresh. Most of the sequences, though not out of the ordinary, are laugh-worthy and seem quite close to reality. It is an urban scenario and so, mobile phones and Facebook become inevitable in the plot and add to the fun. And the director does deserve kudos for being quite innovative. But he does falter when the narration struggles mid-way due to lack of meat in the proceedings. And, this different treatment turns monotonous beyond a point. The dialogues are mostly witty, but, after sometime, start sounding like a lecture.
Siddharth usually picks his role with care and does the same here as well and ends up fitting the role like a glove. Amala Paul is sweet looking, plays her part well. Her styling and make-up need special mention - very real and add to her charm. Both manage to slip into their roles well. Siddharths friends are really funny. And the supporting cast that includes Ravi Raghavendar, Suresh and Sriranjani, Pooja and Balaji give very convincing performances.
Thamans songs complement the mood of the film. Nirav Shah (also the co-producer) does an able job as the cinematographer. The visuals are pleasing and capture the urban mood wonderfully. Balaji Mohan sure possesses the knack of telling urban stories and hopefully, will create fresher ideas in the future.