First time when Nazir made his maiden production with ‘Kalavani’, he walked away with appreciations as critics praised him for making a film with good entertainment value. But with ‘Ethan’ he proves that he is nowhere different from other producers, who follow the same pattern of movies following a particular success. ‘Ethan’ carries more traces of ‘Kalavani’ as Vimal repeats his same act over here as well.
The story of ‘Ethan’ is wafer-thin storyline about an youngster who borrows money with his smart tactics and doesn’t return it back. While filmmaker Suresh promoted this film, he said that in reality, everyone has borrowed money at different stages of life and the film would reflect it significantly. But soon after watching the film is becomes an irksome moment for the audiences.
It looks like Vimal has become much adhered to the stereotypical roles from the time of ‘Kalavani’. He tried repeating the style in ‘Thoonga Nagaram’, which disappeared without winning him appreciations and yet he continues the same-patterned performance with this film. Sorry to say! It’s a big disappointment for the fans, who were curiously awaiting the release of his film as he gained the interests of family audiences for his naturalistic performance. Sanusha of ‘Renigunta’ fame has done what is required for the role while Jayaprakash sleepwalks through his role of father.
Taj Noor has tried bringing some newline of music, but it doesn’t pick your ears. Cinematography is good at places and the visuals are canned with some rich colors while editing is n neat and crisp.
The film boasts of interesting elements like funny one-liners and few sequences are very well narrated. But with the intention of protagonist exceeding the limits, it turns out the audiences very much restless as they start yearning for the final credits.
On the whole, ‘Ethan’ becomes an average drama and from the team that delivered a good entertainer like ‘Kalavani’, it’s a big disappointment.
What works: Nothing in special except few comedy portions, innovative story
What doesn’t work: Almost everything
Verdict: Interesting only in few parts
Banner: Sherali Films
Direction: L. Suresh
Star-casts: Vimal, Sanusha and Jayaprakash
Music: Taj Noor
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