Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham

Below Average

Reviews 29-Nov-2013 4:31 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

"Shut up with your world cinema knowledge. This is not Hangover II and this is a different story". As we hear Jai rendering these dialogues in the trailer, humour took on and gave a clear idea that Naveena Saraswathi Sabadham is going to be a definite comedy caper. Indeed, the inclusion of a comedy zone experts - VTV Ganesh, Rajkumar and Sathyan being one among the lead with Jai had a decent expectation raised for this movie.

The film opens with modern day Kailaasam, where you see Paramasivan (Panchu Subbu) and Naradha (Manobala) hatching plans to start up the next Thiruvilaiyaadal on the bunch of friend - Jai, VTV Ganesh, Rajkumar and Sathyan, who are notorious for their boozing habits. As they plan to take a bachelor part ahead of Jai's wedding with his girlfriend to Bangkok, things take a turn. They are found on an isolated island across the seas and have no idea how to get out of this trouble.

Will the God let them loose of their troubles forgiving their sins? It's a long way to find it in the climax.

Debutant K Chandru has a good idea in hand and it would have worked best on the script papers. Of course, it would have a pleasurable moment to read it as a short story, but not on screens with a lengthy duration of 2 hours 20 minutes. It's too long way for us to be patient to enjoy the little pieces of humour present here and there. The first half of this film is too boring with a dearth of engaging elements and by the time Lord Paramasivan utters in Mankatha Ajith style 'GAME OVER', you would turn restless. As usual, Jai does his best on romantic and comedy portions, but he doesn't get much importance. VTV Ganesh is the showstopper to keep you ticked on funny bones right from beginning till end. Rajkumar of 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom' fame is okay and Sathyan goes unnoticed in spite of being completely available throughout the film.

Technically, it's one song 'Kaathirundhaai Anbe' that is commendable and rest of the songs are not appealing as this one. Cinematography could have been better in the island zone and we see all the time camera in rapid pan left and right that gives a deep feel of nausea in places.

On the whole, 'Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham' doesn't engage you anywhere in the film. At times you feel restless over the unwanted ingredients included in the film and there is no adventure in spite of the flick set in backdrops of forest.

Verdict: Below Average

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