Idhu Namma Aalu (TAMIL)



Idhu Namma AaluStarring: Simbu, Nayanthara, Soori, Andrea and many more
Editing : Praveen KL
Music : Kuralarasan
Cinematography: Balasubramaniem
Directed by: Pandiraj

Simbu and Nayanthara coming together for a film after nearly a decade raised many eyebrows and thus the expectations of the movie went so high. The duo was last seen together in the 2006 thriller ‘Vallavan’. Pandiraj, director who is famous for giving films based on children, has moved from rural side movie making to urban style and lets see how is that transformation has fared.

Siva (Simbu) is a project manager in an IT company and the story begins when Siva visits his home town as his dad(Jaya Prakash) wants him to have an arranged marriage. Siva meets Myla (Nayanthara) and his heart melts. Interestingly Myla is the one who has a mind of her own and knows about Siva’s past. He was in love with Priya (Andrea), Myla’s friend but soon on knowing the real reason behind Siva’s break up with Priya, Myla agrees for the marriage and everything goes well with plenty of phone calls and gift exchange between the duo until a heated argument breaks between Siva and Myla’s dads over a drink! What happens next forms the rest.

The film opens on a note by introducing the jolly go life of the IT population with a glimpse of our hero too. The director too wastes no time and gets to the point. The narrative moves at a deliberate pace, getting tedious especially in the second half, with Simbu and Nayanthara endlessly crooning sweet nothings to each other over the phone. Simbu as Shiva is stylish, clean-shaved and a happy playboy IT dude who loves his father more than anything else, goes to any extent to impress his girl. Nayanthara’s character is that of a no-nonsense girl who is straight to the point and loves to tease her boyfriend, accepts the reality and forgives him when it matters.

Andrea is the chubby girl who loves to spend time her guy, sees through the situation and accepts the realism in it. But one guy who steals the show is definitely Soori, his timing, body language and everything is spot on. With a story that drools and drips in romance, his quick wit between them eases the audience with the much required laugh. Balu’s camera is glossy as usual and he has beautifully shown the chemistry between the lead pair. The film could have been trimmed a lot, especially the second half songs that comes as a speed breaker. Debutant music composer Kuralarasan has scored well in songs and his background score too is quite laudable.

The film’s second half feels especially labored with few silly phone conversations and clichéd ego clash between the lead ‘s families, which slows the tempo. But the climax and humour with it is sure to bring a big smile on your face as we walk out of the movie hall. The film ends on a light-hearted note and with a notion of could have been a lot better. One time watch mainly for lead pair and Soori..!! 🙂


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