Yatchan Tamil Movie
Vishnuvardhan makes a feeble comeback in Yatchan after his passable thriller Arrambam - released two years back. The plot, adapted from a short story written by the writer duo Subha for Ananda Vikatan, is tediously stretched as a feature film without any gripping elements to engage the viewers into the proceedings.
'Thoothukudi' Chinna (Arya) is a wastrel who borrows money from lenders mainly to use it to glorify Ajith on the eve of the actor's new releases. Otherwise, he feels it's a 'shame'. Meanwhile, in Pazhani, Karthik (Kreshna, who collaborates with his brother Vishnuvardhan for the first time) aspires to become an actor in the film industry. Karthik's girlfriend Deepa (played by Swathi Reddy) is a strong and independent lady who believes in his passion and gives all the moral support. "Leave home and come with your underwear, I'll take care of you. We can survive." Deepa says when Karthik's father insults him before everyone.
When both of them abandon their hometown and visit Chennai, fate makes them cross paths and their lives turn upside down, thanks to Swathy (Deepa Sannidhi) - forms the crux of the story.
The role-reversal part of Chinna and Karthik is quite predictable and Vishnuvardhan has failed to improvise the short story. Instead, he has opted for fillers to take the story further. The establishment of the leads characters before the interval block is monotonous except for the solid and unique lead characterization of Deepa, portrayed effortlessly by Swathi Reddy. The story takes its own sweet time to unfold before we realize that we knew it ever since the title credits started rolling.
The comedy department is handed over to RJ Balaji, who is partly annoying and partly funny and Thambi Ramaiah, who seamlessly fits into the role. They both offer some witty moments even in the film's most demanding scenes and put a smile on the face of audiences, albeit occasionally.
Adil Hussain, who was seen as Sridevi's husband in the highly acclaimed English Vinglish, plays the antagonist role and he is the weakest link in the film. His expressions are over the top and the way the character is etched is quite bland.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's impressive background score with some sprightly interludes is a proof that he delivers his best when he works with his trusted collaborators.
Writer duo Subha, who has received immense praise for the action thriller Thani Oruvan, has churned out a passable thriller this time. In an attempt to offer an enjoyable dark comedy with the right concoction of action and gangster tropes, Vishnuvardhan has partly succeeded in captivating the interest of audiences.