Yatchan Movie Review

Mediocre treatment to the successful story.

Reviews 11-Sep-2015 3:01 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : Vishnuvardhan
Production : Vishnuvardhan Pictures & UTV
Starring : Arya, Kreshna, Deepa Sannidhi, Swathi
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Om Prakash
Editing : Sreekar Prasad

Simple tale that brings four characters together interwoven with unconventional situations and what turns out to be rest is a fun-filled drama. Vishnuvardhan’s adaption of writers Subha weekly tale published in leading Tamil magazine stars Arya, Kreshna, Deepa Sannidhi and Swathi in lead roles with a top-notch technical team of Sreekar Prasad (Editing), Yuvan Shankar Raja (Music) and Om Prakash (Cinematography).


Arya is an aimless man across the shores of Tuticorin, who has committed a murder by accident. Then there is Krishna, an aspiring actor and son of a prestigious ritual shop owner in another city. His girlfriend Swathi does everything to let his dreams come true and then there is a girl in Chennai (Deepa Sannidhi) who has an ESP power. These characters get adjoined by complicated situations and what unfolds next is a drama that involves fun, action and a small twist.


Not often such instances occur and when it comes, the results might not always be a perfect hit or something below the expectations. Vishnuvardhan has made the film loosely based on the weekly story authored by duo writer Subha. But what makes it something little depletive with the engagement zone. The first half doesn’t get closer to the actual plot and it struggles at equal intervals. The post-intermission sequences are slightly impressive, but when it goes to the penultimate phase and climax, we are suddenly commuted to the 80s era, where the climax portion involving MGR, Sivaji and Rajnikanth films would have. Musical score by Yuvan Shankar Raja is everyone’s favourite and this can be regarded as a splendid comeback. The songs are somewhere farther than its placement and Om Prakash’s cinematography excels apparently. Sreekar Prasad’s editing is the greatest saver of this ship as his transitions are very well done.


Getting on with the list of star-cast based on the performances, it’s Thambi Ramaiah and RJ Balaji consistently keeping us in laughter. Their portions work out very well and offer more refreshing moments. Arya is cool and casual with his effortless performance and Krishna tries to get his best score wherever possible. Swathi looks chirpy and her acting is flawless. Deepa Sannidhi has always been at her best even in her debut film and she does her best, though her role is unconventional but slightly unconvincing. Ponvannan is okay. The villain is mediocre and Panchu Subbu dubbing for him suites well.

What works?

Comedy in few places
Songs by Yuvan Shankar Raja

What doesn’t work?

Few narrative elements like characterisations

As you keep watching the film, you’re bound to several confusions, whether the film belongs to action or comedy genre. The film’s narration gets distracted with some unwanted elements and if Vishnuvardhan had properly delivered it with engrossing storytelling, then it would have been a decorous film.

Verdict: Mediocre treatment to the successful story.

Rating : 4/10

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