Direction : S. Baskar
Production : Avni Movies
Starring : Vaibhav, Oviya, Aishwarya Rajesh, VTV Ganesh, Karunakaran
Music : Siddharth Vipin
Cinematography : Banu Murugan
Editing : N. B. Srikanth
Sundar C holds a prominent status in Tamil film industry for glorifying ‘Horror-Comedy’, which came with couple of his ‘Aranmanai’ franchise. He steps ahead producing this time, a film with same genre, but with less violence and revenge tale, directed by Bhaskar. The film ‘Hello Naan Pei Pesuren’ features Vaibhav, Aishwarya Rajesh and Oviya in lead roles with a cast involving actors like Karunakaran, VTV Ganesh and Singapore Deepan.
Vaibhav, a little time petty thief steals a mobile phone that slipped from the girl who met an accident in front of his eyes. Getting back home, he finds a ghost has haunted the place with mobile as the medium. He is severely tortured by the ghost and sooner, he manages to bring in his yet to be brother-in-laws (VTV Ganesh and Singapore Deepan) for help, where the trio is furthermore tangled again. Things turns furiously funny, when his fiancée (Aishwarya Rajesh) comes home uninvited.
With the title and trailer, if possible the songs if one had heard, it writes all over that this is a fun-filled horror comedy. There isn’t much to think about the gory violence, revenge and bloodshed with a gruesome past. This one almost could be related to ‘Yaamirukka Bayamey’ (In fact, we have the same cast of Oviya and Karunakaran) included here) for its treatment of script. For the first 25 minutes, there isn’t anything you could see about ghosts and horror, but when it occurs, there are some fun filled moments. It’s a tougher task to make a horror film inside the same house. Director Bhaskar has managed to pull the strings efficiently in the course, especially in second half. Sundar C is always known for smartly copycatting the Hollywood horror movie sequences. Over here, Bhaskar is no different as he manages to replicate the sequences of WALKING WITH GREEN LANTERN from Insidious, but with a pretty good hilarious take. The songs would surely cater to the commercial music lovers, especially the number crooned by Vijay Sethupathi. Technically, the film is just an average one as the makers’ main intention is about letting audiences laugh with some screams, but serious emotional visuals. The second half slightly drops down with some few boring moments, but it might not be a constraint when it might come to sub-urban and rural audiences. The flashback sequences to justify the ghostly occurrence don’t look like an impressive one.
There isn’t anything you could called a ‘Laudable’ performance. This is a middling mindless horror-comedy and everyone has contributed to goodness. Vaibhav can thank Sundar C for getting him a film as such. He gets noticed after films like ‘Saroja’ and ‘Mankatha’. Aishwarya Rajesh is perfect with her dancing skills. Oviya is okay with her performance, where she doesn’t appear throughout the film. VTV Ganesh is the showstopper for his consistent laughter riots he offers and Singapore Deepan with his expressions manages to tickle our funny bones. Karunakaran doesn’t get a proper scope to score and if he was utilized yet more finely, this film would have had little more humorous blast.
1. Comedy by VTV Ganesh and Singapore Deepan
2. First half
What doesn’t work?
1. Doesn’t scare with eeriness anywhere.
2. Second half
On the whole, Hello Naan Pei Pesuren doesn’t get you through screams of shuddery moments, but at places gets you laughing. This presentation could gain some appreciations from the ones who aren’t bothered about logic. Even then, the screenplay if handled with few proper sequences would have been a better show.
Verdict : No scare, only little laughter
Rating : 4/10
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