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Movie Review : 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom'

Movie Review : 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom'

September 24, 2015

Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom

Can you imagine yourself forgetting what had happened in the last few years ? If you are just married and having a young child you may not remember that you are married at all. If you have found a girl friend recently you may totally not recognize her. If someone had died in your family durig that period  you will think he/she is still alive. If you have been promoted in your job you will not remember your current responsibility. Yes it is very scary –  Short Term Memory Loss. This forms the bedrock of this movie.

In presenting this scary feeling in a very light hearted manner, the director Balaji Tharanitharan had done  a commendable job. Everyone has supported the Director- the cameraman Prem (on whose real life incident this movie is supposedly based on), Music Director Ved Shankar and Editor Govindaraj.

Vijay Sethupathi as the boy next door seems to be the current  lucky mascot of Kollywood after Sundarapandian and Pizza. He does the role effortlessly . His brief emotional and sentimental lines with his friend Saras (excellent performance by Vigneswaran) brings out the depth of his acting abilities.  The way he keeps repeating his line “ Enna aachu……”  make the entire theatre goes into high decibel laugh riot. The dilemma faced by the friends to make sure the wedding goes through smoothly has been very well essayed; particularly Vignesh who has played the role of Saras has emoted so well that one is able to immediately identify his exact feelings. He certainly has a good future .

The movie drags a bit at certain places. Definitely the reception sequence could have been shortened. Though funny it seems to go on endlessly.  And also the hospital scene.
Because the movie is devoid of songs ,fights and dances (and rightly so) the director may be had no option but to have these lengthy scenes . A crisp 100 mins film would have been fantastic.  

Having said all this one cannot deny that the film offers clean entertainment for the entire family. It is utterly funny and makes you look forward to how the friends would manage the impending crisis. I am sure every man who watches the movie would wish he had bunch of friends like these.

.I watched the film on a First Tuesday- after release - evening ( the barometer of the success of a movie) in a multi-screen theater complex. The hall was full. Need we say more?