Vikraman had done a realistic work on this triangular love story.
He had strongly and undeniably conveyed the message that a woman gives her love to a man only on the bases of his status.
What he also had told between the lines, is that through its her parents who push her into it, in the end, it's the woman who loses her peace.
Out of poverty Surya works as a receptionist in his very own lodge. Even before he could recover from the wounds of being rejected by Laila's family for his lack of status, the lodge manager's daughter (Sneha) falls in love with him.
Ramji is introduced as the rich friend of Surya. Laila sends up living in poverty with her Doctor dreams shattered when she gets deceived by him. When Surya comes to know about it, within a flash, he sells his ancestral property (the Lodge) and makes a doctor out of Laila. She again begins to fall in love with him. Once better Surya this time refuses her and instead settles down with Sneha.
The actual story occupies only 60 percent of the length of the film Rest of the time is eaten up by the so-called comedy of the inmates of the Lodge - Sundarrajan, Charlie & Co. If this was not enough, these are the songs! Sirpi is clueless about what to do with a goldmine like Vikram.
The opening scenes are excellent. Ramesh Kanna's wrong interputation of Sneha's silence oath as her being deaf & dumb & the incidents that follow are hilarious.
Surya's character is emotionally intense. He has beautifully portrayed the emotions in his expressions. In the climax, whistles reverberate the hall when he torches Laila with his words.
Laila is extremely pitiable. She invites lots of wrath from the viewers when she sacrifices her true love under the compulsion of her parents and later when she tries to reignite the love due to the naggings from her parents. Sneha has a compact role. She has executed it neatly.
"Thalai Vaasal" Vijay plays the father of Laila. He so rightfully calls Surya his 'Son-in-law' each time Surya goes out of his way to help the family. It's a shock to see the way he shifts loyalty towards Ramji.
Sirpi had sculpted only two worthwhile songs. "Yennai Thaalatum Poongatrae" & "Nambividaathey" otherwise, the re-recordings remind the viewers of Vikraman's previous films.
If you examine the film in isolation without the comedy (huh?) & songs then Vikraman's story screenplay has only some minor flaws.
Just when he needed solace, Sneha enters surya's life as the remedy for his wounds. And, when he hears about Laila's plight, he's ready to sacrifice his everything for her. His explanation for this behavior - "I loved you once that's why". Excellent screenplay.
But, the irksome comedy & its background score and the mind-boggling achievements within the course of a song - how long is Vikraman going to cling on to this formula?
A typical Vikraman film. Amidst many an embarrassments, the film manages to win our hearts. Let's accept it.
(3 / 5) : Good