Cast: Balaji, Megna, Sabesh Karthik, Heera
Direction: Bhoobathy Pandian
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Director Boopathy Pandian is known for commercial pot-boilers. His movies ('Devathaiyai Kanden', 'Thiruvilayadal Aarambam', 'Malaikottai') have had loads of humour and action.
This time however he has opted for a different route with 'Kadhal Solla Vanthen', which is a romantic entertainer. Scripted and directed by Boopathy Pandian, the movie speaks about a youth's desperate love for a girl. Though it begins as a routine commercial cliche set in a college campus, it takes twists and turns and ends on an interesting note.
Romance always sells. The success of recent flicks like 'Vinnaithandi Varuvaya' proves this point. Keeping this in mind, the filmmaker has opted to go for the theme. More of '7G Rainbow Colony' meeting 'Kadhal Konden', the movie has smart one-liners that evoke instant humour, quite typical of Boopathy Pandian's films.
'Pattalam' fame Balaji plays the male protagonist and newcomer Meghna as his love interest. The latter has some resemblance to Nayantara and carries herself well onscreen. Balaji is cool and comfortable before the lens. He is good in both emotional and comedy sequences. A welcome addition to the set of young heroes who have been making a mark in Tamil cinema.
Equally impressive is Sabesh Bobby who is a refreshing relief from regular set of comedians on screen and brings the roof down with laughter. His body language and dialogue delivery evokes instant laughter.
Giving able hand to the script is Yuvan Shankar Raja's musical score. The songs are peppy and youthful and so are the background score. Na Muthukumar's lyrics oozes with energy and youthfully vibrant. Rana's cinematography is another highlight. It captures the Tiruchy town in fresh and a new colour.
The movie begins with 'Nanu' Prabhu (Balaji) who joins an arts college in Tiruchy. He comes across a final year student Sandhya (Meghna) and is love at first sight for him. They become friends and spend all time together.
Prabhu along with his friend (Bobby) wins the hearts of everyone in the college. When he tries to open his heart out to her, she walks away from him. However Balaji is determined to win her heart. But fate has it that she walks away from him.
Turn of events leads to Prabhu's parents coming to know about his son's affair and ensure that he gets his TC from college and leaves his studies. However Prabhu is still confident of wining her heart. As it happens, the movie ends with a twist.
All said, the movie has been made targeting youngsters and dialogues do help the director achieve it. However a lengthy second half and scenes resembling few earlier films takes away the sheen. The movie is a treat for youngsters.