6 February 2015 | SivakumarBalachandran
Over clichéd story line
Yennai arindhal (YA) was one of the awaited films of the year as it has got Thala Ajith kumar and Gautam Vasudev menon (GVM) together which automatically raised the audience expectations. I went to the movie honestly without any high hopes or dis likeness. We all know from the posters and trailers that this is a story about a cop dealing gangsters. Not a quite new storyline to Tamil cinema even this is third movie in the same storyline for GVM.
The film was totally lifted by Ajith's performance as a cop, as a father, as a lover. He was ultimate in fitting the character.
The huge let down was GVM's story, direction, screenplay and even dialogues. None of these four pillars were taken care properly. Story age old one, the screenplay was slow and ultimately predictable. Even I felt the dialogues were unnecessarily lengthy. Direction I didn't that GVM did something new here. He literally did cut copy paste from his previous ventures Vetaiyadu and Kakha Kakha. The characterisation of Ajith was the same as Raghavan and Anbuchelvan with their designations essayed by Kamal and Suriya respectively in GVM's previous scripts.
Trisha and Anushka play the female leads in the movie. Both of their characterisation had resemblance of JO's character in VV and KK. Even the way Trisha was portrayed and they way she uttered dialogues was exactly similar to Jo in VV. Trisha was ultimately fitting and ravishingly beautiful on the role of Hemanika. Anushka as Thenmozhi she did fairly well except some fault with her hair do looked somewhat elderly. But both the lead ladies had very limited screen space.
Arun Vijay as the villain again imitated the villains of KK and VV. Nothing new in his characterization as well. But he did justice to the role. Vivek as the assistant to the hero had limited scope to comedy but where ever he had chance he tried well to make jokes.
Harris it real time for you to work hard and bring in fresh tunes in songs and BGM.
When we see particular scenes repeat from some movies we call it cliché but YA was one over clichéd attempt making us restless sometimes but one time watch for our Thala. My rating would be 2.5/5 for the whole movie considering Ajith it would be 3/5. -Reviewed by Balachandran Sivakumar