I understand that the general Indian audience is not literate enough to understand a movie of Memento's complexity. A good director would have used a theme and then reworked it from scratch to fit it to local tastes. But Murugadoss has not used the 15 minute short-term memory loss concept at all (except for saying it once every 30 minutes to remind us that Surya really has it). Why did I say the movie has no logic? The police keep Surya in the locker over night, see all the wierd tatoos like "she was killed", "murder him" on his body. They let him go. No questions asked. Surya has a whole lot of wierdo stuff going on in his house like the way John Doe had his house in The Seven (Thats 2 references to Dave fincher). I was assuming that in the beginning nobody ever came into that house because if they did (like the cop guy with short-term life only syndrome) they would find out about Surya. But people keep walking in and out of his house like it was central station. C'mon man!.He has written on the wall that he wants to kill some one. The white dude with a funny wig, the PA, the 4 funny looking doctors - can't you see that? In this whole movie, there are no police anywehere, no neighbors and no public. Whenever any event in this movie happens in public nobody steps in and questions or calls the police. You can walk into anybody's house. It won't be locked. You can chase anybody anywhere. try and rape people on an electric suburban looking train without berths that travels till bombay. It is like Scary movie spoof, whenever there is a chase people run in a funny way (especially Nayanthra..man! what a "uyire" song that was).
On the comment about class. Any director who can make a person like Nayanthra bare her midriff and make her run like a cartoon character has no class. Whats the deal with Surya's Personal Assistants. The costume design. They all look like Mafia thugs than business people. Why do you have funny things like foreign doing comical things on the movie. I just couldn't take the movie seriously. The movie shoots itself in the foot. It does not take itself as seriously as it should have.
One last thing, stop with the films division style "ivar thaan Sobalaal. ivarukku kaasu noi". The movie starts like the way a story in a porn movie would begin. With completely odd looking faces mouthing stupid dialogs. The first 10 minutes where Nayanthra picks up Surya's file and asks her professor if she could "do" a "project" (looking at her, she can just 'do' him. I dont see a 'project' potential in her) on him. He says with a serious face " no there is a police case" and then turns faces the mike and delivers a 3 minute spiel on short-term memory loss. Class anybody? Nobody except Surya and Asin can act. The villian(s), the porn-star looking cop-guy, doctors, PA, side artists, Nayanthra. Nobody can act to save anybody's lives.
The positives: This movie may not be so bad as I made out to be if you are just looking to have general fun in the theatre. Both the flash backs were pretty impressive (its the stuff inbetween that was messy). The whole Asin-Surya thing was pretty sweet actually. You have to ignore the glaring logical flaw in the whole game Asin plays with Surya and stop wondering as to how dumb she was, not to find out who Manohar was. But the flashback and its subplots(there are many sub-plots) are good. The head-thwonking scene was neatly taken. I was impressed by the grand 15 minute movement at the end of the second flashback. Asin is so beautiful, I can't believe she exists. I don't care if she has been make-up'ed. She is pretty awesome. Surya is again extremely impressive with his performance. I genuinely think he has done a good job in a so-so movie. Would I recommend that anybody watch this movie? Yes! of course I would. Its not bad enough to keep you out of the theater. This movie could have been way better than what it is right now and I felt Murugadoss has underestimated the public's ability to grasp a slightly complex story line and has kept this movie unnecessarily trivial.