Starring: Arya, Kreshna, Deepa Sannidhi, Swathi, Thambi Ramaiah, Adil Hussain and many more
Editing : Sreekar Prasad
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Om Prakash
Written by: Suba & Vishnuvardhan
Directed by: Vishnuvardhan
Not many films are made based on a novel. One such movie is Yatchan which is based on a story which is published in a weekly magazine and Vishnu had tried to adapt it to a film having his buddies and brother for his company. The film overall looked like a rehash of Vishnu’s previous dual hero film ‘Pattiyal’ which surprisingly had Arya has the main lead. Lets see does this too come under the same category.
Chinna (Arya) is a petty thief from Thoothukudi, who murders a thug who tears the tickets of Ajith’s film. Soon he leaves to Chennai and hides for some time. At the same time Karthik (Kreshna) is an aspiring actor from Pazhani who gets motivated by his girlfriend Deepa (Swathi) and comes to Chennai with a lot of dreams. They both come to Chennai and bump into each other quiet often. Their life turns upside down as both of them get into wrong cars. There is another plot between Deepa Sannidhi and Vetri (Adil Hussain). Whats the link between all these forms the crux.
Vishnu cleverly portrayed both the male leads equally with equal footage for both along with performance for both. This is also one of the film where the narration takes its sweet time to come to the main plot. The shuffling between comedy and action makes us feel under what genre the film comes. Comical scenes most of the time does not work and just falls flat. Arya is best when he breaks down to the comic mixed action role which he keeps on doing in all of his films. Kreshna’s performance has gradually increased and he has given his best. Swathi is like a character and blows off in all the scenes whereas Deepa do not know how to emote in certain scenes.
Thambi Ramaiah fill the comedy space through the first half and RJ Balaji as the desperate Romeo slash rowdy adapts himself to the film mode with his role which sends us in laughs. Talented Adil Hussain makes a forgetful debut. Sreekar Prasad’s cuts are apt and Yuvan is back, finally. His songs and BGM are too good. Om Prakash’s cinematography is noteworthy for the vivid color tones and unusual angles which give a new dimension to the movie. Vishnu attempts to bring humor into the narrative by creating a total chaos, unfortunately it just does not work. Television premier is not too far..!! 🙂