The story is not something out of the world- The usual family drama with a corporate backdrop. This regular thing is spiced up by Vijay and his charm.
Rajendran (Sarath Kumar) is a smart and serious business man who has an equally powerful rival Jaya Prakash (Prakash Raj).
Rajendran has three sons – two of them (played by Srikanth and Shaam) take their father’s words and look after his business. But the third son Vijay (Vijay) has a difference of opinion and hence leaves the house and lives an independent life.
Meanwhile Sarathkumar learns about his terminal illness. Vijay comes home as invited by his mother for a family function and learns about the mishappenings in the family. He decides to stay back and set things right.
The first half took its sweet time to establish all that’s wrong in the story and the second half is about how everything is set right. I personally enjoyed second half more than the first half.
Vijay has submitted himself to the script and has delivered all that’s needed. He is even more charming than his previous looks, and has thankfully brought back the vintage casual Vijay on the screen. His performance in comedy, action and fight sequences are the major pluses of the movie.
Regarding BGM – I felt it could have been better. The oomph factor worked well, but for the sentimental scenes the BGM was a misfit.
All songs were well received by the audience though Jimiki ponnu was absolutely misplaced.
The “business” portion of the movie plays a crucial role – but sadly that portion is very weakly written. There is no clarity about what businesses they are talking about, and no clarity about the powers of the persons in the company. And the sequences about how Vijay tackles the business issues took too much cinematic liberty.
There were smart references to popular characters and songs in other movies – even in fight sequences – that worked our really well. I personally liked the dialogues about “relatives” (சொந்தகாரங்க), and the dialogues in the pre-climax fight scene.
There was an “unnamed” dance sequence in the family function sequence that had Vijay casually dancing. I liked the steps in that sequence more than Ranjithame – though the latter was well received by the audience.
The movie has its up and down moments throughout. Whenever a sentiment scene comes up, we can sense some lag. The length could definitely be cut short to by least 20 mins.
The movie delivered exactly what was promised in the trailer. A complete family drama – but thankfully there is no extreme melodrama as such instances are diluted my comedies that worked well.
There are quite some logical loop holes and cinematic liberties. But if you manage to over look them, you will definitely enjoy the movie. The movie can be watched with kids.