Right from the beginning of his career, actor Bharath has been simultaneously acting in mass commercial movies and romantic entertainers. In fact, it has been his USP that earned him more appreciations and credits to his career. The actor gained the image of a sweet romantic boy through the film ‘Kanden Kadhalai’. After a long sabbatical gap, he chooses a rom-com kind of film titled as ‘Yuvan Yuvathi’. The film is produced by Baija under the banner name of Ram Production P Ltd and is directed by GNR Kumaravelan, who made his debut directorial with the film ‘Ninaithale Inikkum’, a remake of Malayalam movie ‘Classmates’.
The film is shot stylishly, but at places it leaves us undergo a Déjà Vu feeling as we tend to notice that there are some portions that look like a reprise from various Tamil movies. But at the same time, we experience fresh moments. Courtesy to comedian Santhanam and engrossing screenplay.
Kathirvel Murugan aka Kathir (Bharath) was born in Usilampatti, but is educated in Chennai and is now a software engineer. He doesn’t want to be a part of his village and aspires to lead a westernized life in abroad, which is opposed by his father Sevakka Pandian (Sampath), an influential person in the local, who arranges for his son’s marriage with another girl.. Meanwhile Kathir comes across a beautiful girl Nisha (Reema Kallingal), who is also planning to go abroad. Soon Kathir helps Reema get back her passport, but is shocked to know that she is on her way there to foreign country for her marriage.
Bharath has done a lot of home work in all arenas to retain his position that he gained with ‘Vaanam’. His improvisation in body language and expressions is perfect. Reema Kallingal impresses with her simple looks. In fact she doesn’t look more angelic, but fits the role. Santhanam is the showstopper here as his comic sense leaves us in laughter. Almost all his sequences are done in his own panache. Sampath sleepwalks through his role as a father in grey shade.
Musical score by Vijay Anthony is okay and he could have focussed more into background score. But it’s cinematography that becomes icing of the cake. Seychelles Island has been very well shot and all credits go to cinematographer Jagatheeswaran.
There are some moments filled with sluggishness. If Kumaravelan had paid more attention into turning them with interesting factors, ‘Yuvan Yuvathi’ would have been yet more enjoyable film to watch.
On the whole, ‘Yuvan Yuvathi’ is an average show that can be watched once if there aren’t other options.
Banner: Ram Productions
Direction: GNR Kumaravelan
Star-casts: Bharath, Reema Kallingal, Santhanam, Sampath and others
Music: Vijay Anthony
What works: Cinematography, Humour, some romantic sequences
What doesn’t: Cliched screenplay, slow moments,
Verdict: Watch it once
Review by Richard Mahesh
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