Release Date : Jun 14,2013
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Cast: Ganesh Venkatraman, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Siddharth
Direction: Sundar C
Screenplay: Sundar C
Story: Sundar C
Music: C Sathya
Background score: C Sathya
Cinematography: Gopi Amarnath
Dialogues: Venkat
Editing: NB Srikanth, Praveen KL
Dance choreography: Brinda, Shobi
Singers: C. Sathya, Dr. Narayanan, Haricharan, Harish Iyer, Priya Hemesh, Ranina Reddy, Ranjit, Saindhavi, Sharmila, Vijay Prakash, Yazin
Lyrics : Pa. Vijay
PRO: Jhonson
Distribution: UTV Motion Pictures

Sundar C is known for providing a good time to audiences at the theaters, thanks to the inherent comedy in his movies. He has an enviable track record over the past decade or two and last year he proved that he hadn’t lost his touch, with the superhit Kalakalappu, produced by the same makers of Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (TVSK) - Avni Cinemax and UTV Motion Pictures.

In TVSK, it isn’t your typical Sundar C setting as the director has based his tale in an IT company and around an urban youngster, Kumar, who takes the services of a love guru (Mokia) to floor the lady of his dreams (Sanjana).

Kumar is from a family of romantics, having a long history of love marriages. He isn’t an expert at handling women and it requires the entry of a dream girl such as Sanjana, for him to realize the unrelenting romantic within him. But he spends insane amounts of money as service charge, to achieve his goal.

TVSK has hardly a few dull moments and it’s a joy ride most of the way. The pace is a little on the lower side in the first half, what with the presence of songs in quick succession. Post the interval, the movie picks up whatever steam it lost in the first, and floors the audience.

The casting is good and Hansika as Sanjana looks her best till date. The ‘Azhagendral Aval Dana’ song seems really apt for this young beauty queen and she is all dolled up in the songs and provides the necessary oomph which is mandatory in all Sundar C movies. Siddharth is perfect as the underdog ‘next door’ hero who makes all the efforts to impress the woman he desires. Ganesh Venkatraman (referred to as ‘Gymku pona Gemini Ganesan’) looks hunky as the man who is envied by his colleagues in the office. He doesn’t have much to do after the interval.

Santhanam is the dominant presence as expected and after the interval, when we come to know of the twist in his equation with Hansika, things really heat up. He looks dashing as Mokia, the high profile love guru who charges a bomb and even gives cupid tips to the likes of Arya and Vishal.

The elaborate support cast is in top form and they deliver their share of laughs. RJ Balaji talks like none other and the speed of his puns and funny one-liners is impressive. ‘Forever bald’ Bosskey (referred to as ‘Anytime Motta’ by Santhanam), the ever-thin Mano Bala (addressed with nicknames such as Nataraj Pencil, Ice Cream Kucchi) and the loud but funny Vidyu Raman are among the actors who make a mark. Devadarshini is for a change not speaking the Tamil Brahmin lingo on screen.

The typical Sundar C touches are almost invisible but the fact that the screenplay leaves no room for boredom is surely a credit to this veteran master at handling commercial movies. He has made his presentation and packaging contemporary. The involvement of Soodhu Kavvum’s director, Nalan Kumarasamy, in the screenplay and dialogues perhaps has added authenticity to the urban setting.

The big scene at the brothel and the moments when a famous Vikraman song is played in the background, when Santhanam realizes the lovable nature of Siddharth’s family, are among the movie’s highlights.

The songs composed by Sathya aren’t bad, but the placement, arguably the biggest negative of the movie, makes them serve as washroom breaks. But Hansika oozing out glamour in these numbers does keep the crowd in the theatres intact. The ‘Lovukku Yes’ song is one such Hansika special and the end credits number ‘Thiruttu Pasanga’ is an enjoyable end to the proceedings.

To sum up, TVSK is bound to continue the long-lasting trend of well-made comedy movies striking it big at the box-office. It’s a movie that can be enjoyed with the entire family.

Verdict: With Santhanam in great form, TVSK is another comedy special to add to Sundar C's impressive resume.



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