Starcast: Siddharth, Shruti Hassan, Hansika Motwani, Navdeep
Direction: Venu Sriram
Music: Rahul Raj
Production: Satish Film Corporation
Cashing in on Siddharth’s recent success Kadhali Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi comes Sridhar, the Tamil version of his recent Telugu hit Oh My Friend, directed by debutant by Venu Sriram. A yuppy and urban film, it speaks about friendship between a boy and a girl.
The storyline is interesting and execution is decent. A sense of sophistication prevails all through, making the regular movie-goer to feel little alien.
With the likes of Shruti Hassan, Hansika Motwani and Navdeep in the cast, the feel of watching a Telugu dubbing thankfully doesn’t prevail.
The film with right mix of comedy and emotions makes it count. Siddharth’s breezy performance is the movie’s highlight. he is col and casual. Shruti Hassan is impressive while Hansika is bubbly and cherubic.
Childhood pals Sridhar (Siddarth) and Sridevi (Shruthi Haasan) live a happy life. Their bond gets stronger as they grow old.
But life sees a change for them when Ritu (Hansika Motwani) comes in their life. Sridhar falls in love with Ritu. He spends all time with her that upsets Sridevi. In the meantime, Sridevi gets ready for her marriage with Uday (Navdeep), who comes from America.
There are some mistaken identities. Sridevi’s friendship with Sridhar is on the verge of bear up. Friendship or love, which wins at the end is the rest of the story.
Siddharth is the hallmark for the film. He is youthful and at his best. Not far behind is Shruthi, who performs well.
Navdeep and Hansika fit the bill. The director handles the script in a mature fashion, despite the fact that the screenplay moves on a snail’s pace in the second half.
Produced by Satheesh, Sridhar should do well in multiplexes.
Rahul Raj’s songs and Manisharma’s background score are adequate. Camera work by Vijay K Chakravarthy is commendable.