We have seen Ranbir Kapoor pulling it off in style in ‘Bachchna He Hasina’ in style. So tries Vishal in ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’. A romantic entertainer targetting front-benchers (Vishal himself says this), the movie has its moments making you laugh and also go red at few places.
Debutant filmmaker Thiru has woven a script that is predominantly aimed at appeasing youngsters. Vishal as Karthik symbolise an upper middle class youth who is choosy in his life. What happens when he comes across three beautiful women of different shades and colour forms the story.
Vishal, who proved his mettle as an action hero in his earlier films has gone in for an image make-over. He has transformed into a cool Casanova, who gets hooked to girls quite easily and comfortably. His gets his comical act well in the company of Santhanam. The Vishal of ‘Chellame’ days is back to woo the hearts.
With three girls around (Neetu Chandra, Sarah Jane and Tanushree Dutta), glamour is abundant. What is interesting here is Thiru coming up with a well-compiled entertainer which is different from the films of such genre. The major lacunae in the script however is the second half that proceeds on a predictable path.
Karthik (Vishal) is a business graduate who is pampered by his family. A youth who is choosy about his priorities, he thinks more than once before deciding on choices before him. Be it clothing or other accessories, he takes he makes decisions only after going through all options.
He applies the same when it comes to choosing his life partner. For, Karthik comes across three beautiful girls Jyothi (Tanushree Dutta), Priya (Sarah Jane) and Tejaswini (Neetu Chandra).
Jyothi is a sports woman and has reservations against men. A girl with feminist ideology, she however as expected gets hooked on to Karthik. Before Karthik could settle down with her, he gets more options in the form of Priya, a girl who strongly rooted in traditional ideas and believes in cultural values. Next in the line is Tejaswini, a top-notch millionaire in the town.
Interestingly all the three fall for Karthik. And he gets into a spot of bother because of the events that proceed. What happens then and whom he marries forms the climax, which has a surprise twist in it.
Vishal suits the character well, but at comical scenes his dialogue delivery leaves a lot to be worked out. It is a meaty role which has everything a hero has to perform. In trendy and colourful costumes, he hogs all limelight.
Among the girls Sarah Jane is a delight to watch. Though she looks alien for the role, her pleasant looks wins for her. Neetu Chandra goes gaga with glamour while Tanushree Dutta is apt for the character she played.
Santhanam as usual walks away with applause with his humourous one-liners. The rest of the cast includes Mouli, Prakash Raj and Mayilsamy who chip in with their best. Sneha and Mallika Kapoor play cameo.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is average with just a couple of songs hummable while Aravind Krishna’s cinematography is cool and pleasant.
Presented by Sun Pictures, ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’, produced by G K Film Corporation is a movie aimed for target audience and it does serves the purpose. A delight apparently for those who live beyond the borders of a city.