(Thottal Poo Malarum)
Veteran director P Vasu, who directed many entertainers, has come up with Thottal Poo Malarum which can be considered mediocre offering.
An oft-repeated story with predictable sequences spoils the party. What begins as an interesting flashback ends on a tame note. A racy narration with more twists and turns would have done good.
Introducing his son Sakthi as the hero, Vasu has provided him a right platform to showcase his skills in dance, humour and action sequences. The son seems to have delivered the goods well, while the father has failed as a director. However, Vasu has been successful in hiding his son's weaknesses by playing up to his strengths.
Sakthi as Ravi, a happy-go-lucky youngster fits the bill well. With his convincing looks, he delivers a lot of promise.
Mumbai girl Gauri Munjal plays a typical Tamil heroine singing romantic duets with the hero in exotic foreign locales. In marginal roles, Raj Kiran, Sukanya and Nasser make an impact. Unfortunately the comedy track by Vadivelu offers nothing new reminding many of his previous films.
Ravi (Sakthi), the son of a tutorial college professor Thiagarajan (Nassar), meets Anjali (Gauri Munjal) and it is love at first sight.
They face opposition from Periyanayagi (Sukanya), Anjali's mother who is a rich, arrogant businesswoman. Ravi challenges Periyanayagi and vows to marry Anjali.
Periyanayagi arranges for her daughter's wedding with the son of her brother and a Mumbai don Varadaraja Vaandiyar (Raj Kiran). She packs off Anjali to Mumbai. Ravi sets off to Mumbai. The rest of the film is how Ravi goes about to achieve his mission.
The stunts choreographed by Thalapathy Dinesh highlight Sakthi's potential as an action hero. Yuvanshankar Raja has recycled some of his earlier tunes.
Vasu should have concentrated more on strengthening the story and made it crisper especially towards the second half.