Go for it…

Reviews 6-Nov-2010 10:48 AM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Dhanush-Jawahar Mithran started off their remake mania with ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’, a remake of brother Selvaraghavan’s ‘Aadavari Mathlaadu Arthale Vaeru’, which was a blockbuster. Their next film ‘Kutty’ (remake of Allu Arjun’s ‘Arya’) was an average grosser. And now, they’re back with the remake of Telugu movie ‘Ready’, which has every element of family entertainer to attract the universal audiences. With a running length of 2 hours 45 minutes, the film is full of zest and vigour.

Siva (Dhanush) belongs to a family of very rich family background that is well known as the best industrialists in town. Well pampered by his family members, Siva has no worries in life. On helping his cousin girl elope with boyfriend right on her marriage day, he is sent away from the house. Though Siva is forced out of the house, his uncle (Bhagyaraj) regularly sends him money through his friend without anyone’s knowledge. At a point, when Siva sets out to help his friend marry his girlfriend. Unfortunately, he kidnaps a girl with wrong identity and she happens to be Pooja (Genelia D Souza), with whom he had fell in love at first sight before. Soon as Pooja gains back consciousness, he learns that she isn’t interested with marriage and was forced to wed her cousin boy merely for the sake of property that belongs to her. Rest of the film is how Siva wins the heart of Pooja and marries her with the blessings of family members.

Jawahar Mithran has done justice to the original script as he makes sure of amusing the audiences from beginning till end.
The biggest assets of the film are huge star-casts. Especially Vivek’s portion during second half tickles your funny bones. Characterized as ‘Emotional Ekambaram’, his role is so serious and confused, but makes sure of keep us laughing throughout the show. Dhanush doesn’t strain himself a lot as the scenes are so light. It’s really puzzling to spot him serious while shaking legs in all the songs. Couldn’t he smile? Genelia D’ Souza looks pretty, but lacks the liveliness that was very much prevalent in the original version ‘Ready’. Bhagyaraj, Rekha, Ambika, Srinath, K.R., Mayilsamy and dozens of supporting actors have done justice to their roles. Nice to spot Mayilsamy as an active man as almost all his films featured him as drunkard…

Musical score by Vijay Anthony is average. ‘Kan Irandil’ looks similar to ‘Sutthuthey’ song in ‘Paiyaa’ both in terms of visual and tunes. Cinematography by Balasubramaniam is extraordinary. Editing is neat and art works are appreciable.

The major plus of this film is that the second half is very lengthy, yet has lots of humorous quotients. Even the sentimental factors are expressed with mirthful means.

On the whole, ‘Uthamaputhiran’ is a neat family entertainer and has more probabilities of winning the box office race for this Diwali.

What works: Original script by Gopi Mohan, Screenpaly, star-casts, Cinematography, Vivek’s comedy

What doesn’t work: Lengthy first half but okay, songs picturing, choreography, discontinuities between shots

Verdict: Go for it

Producer: Mohan Apparao, T Ramesh

Director: Mithran R Jawahar

Star-Casts: Dhanush, Genelia D' Souza, K. Bhagyaraj, Vivek and many others

Music Director: Vijay Antony

Cinematography: Balasubramaniam

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