On coherence. Trisha, who plays the role of a movie actress, finds out that her fiance, business tycoon Madhavan, constantly suspects her of infidelity. Madhavan's suspicion causes her to ask that they take a break for a while to cool things off. And then she is shown to be going on this vacation which is what all of this movie is about. You would naturally assume based on the way they present the incidents to us that such a 'break for vacation' happens immediately or 2 months after they decide to take a break. Or maybe after 6 months. Or maybe after 1 year. But we find out that the aforementioned 'taking a break' was done a good 3-years after the incident. I wonder what the two did in the ensuing 3 years. Fight more and propose taking a break repeatedly?
Enter Kamalagasan. Who is employed by Madhavan to spy on Trisha and to verify if she is 'doin it' with someone else on this so called vacation. Now Kamal who plays the same character in every movie he acts as usual portrays a self-righteous and the most flawless person imaginable. He is the most selfless person who takes on this assignment to save a friend (mustafa sentiment check). The friend is suffering from - what else - cancer (dangerous disease - check). Ramesh Arvindh is the friend (Same drama troupe cast check). Urvasi is Ramesh Arvindh's sobbing wife (Thali sentiment check). Kamal is a military man who fought Kashmir Terrorist and he adores Magathma Gandhi (Desa patru check). He writes poems and spits out arbit philosophy (most intelligent man in the world check). One thing leads to another and we are told that Trisha is responsible for Kamal's great loss in the past and he goes like "(shrug) cool I love you too"
Madhavan. Nothing in Madhavan's behavior during the entire course of this movie suggests that he is capable of being loved by anybody. The characterization of Trisha and Madhavan are so poles apart that it is hard to believe this so-called profound thamizh poem writing actress (who can't talk proper tamil to save her life) can fall in love with a conveniently and poorly written mama's boy 1-dimensional character. On top of it there is a mind numbingly stupid scene where Madhavan refuses to pay a person who can, on a whim, destroy his life within seconds. What sort of a businessman is this idiot. I have no clue how Madhavan accepted the role of this Janakaraj'ish character. What a shame.
Lastly, the movie after meandering aimlessly finding out whose or what story it should tell suddenly declares Kamal and Trisha to be already in love. With no advance notice. It at least caught me by surprise. And after all the high-senti "deep" stories and pretentiousness the movie suddenly shows all the characters to be silly idiots who indulge in toilet humor. Jokes on 'aai poradhu', urinals, 1-bathroom, 2-bathroom fill the last act of the movie. And like some 3rd standard school drama the hero ends up happily ever after with heroine. Hero's thozhan conveniently loves heroine's thozhi and so on.
I am slowly discovering that Kamalhasan is not as intelligent as he wants us to believe he is. And is neither a profound thinker nor person who understands things very well. His thamizh and philosophical nonsense are probably attractive to stupid fan-boy people who don't know basic thamizh or literature etc. And on the "greatly picturized" return to innocence type song. So much for Kamal's originality (see below). And that was the only good moment of the movie. If someone puts in the effort we will find out that many of his good ideas were lifts from French, Japanese or other country movies. He is turning out to be a great cut and paste job.
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