Vellaiya Irukkiravan Poi Solla Maattan Tamil Movie
Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maattan, directed by debutant AL Abanindran, has its share of flaws but the quirky plot and tongue-in-cheek, black comedy approach in story-telling makes the viewers partially sit through, with occasional moments of languor.
The plot is based on the premise that desperate situations make desperate men. Our protagonist Karthik (Praveen Kumar), is in urgent need of money to treat his father who is diagnosed with cancer, He seeks the help of a greedy loan shark, played superbly by Aruldoss whose idiosyncratic body language is gradually becoming a delight to watch on screen. Aruldoss, like other Tamil cinema antagonists, exhibits lustful desires at the very first sight of Karthik's wife Pooja (Shalini Vadnikatti), and extends the time frame to return the loan. But, Aruldoss threatens that he will hold Pooja for ransom if he fails to settle the loan. Karthik resorts to desperate measures to extort money from his ex-girlfriend since he considers her affluent. Karthik finds himself entangled in the most awkward quandary with his over-the-top plans setting off a chain of events that are narrated with great merriment.
The film makes a fine-drawn statement that people's outwardly appearances and their financial stability may not be the same. Even a poor soul who works strenuously to make ends meet may have a peaceful life but a rich man with all the comforts of life may struggle to live peacefully. The general stereotyping that we tend to casually identify people with is shattered to smithereens by director Abinandran.
However, the story-telling is quite uninteresting and Abinandran's unimaginative screenplay makes things even worse. With a water-tight narration and competent supporting cast, the film would have resulted in a much better outcome. Aadukalam Naren is the only performance that stays in your mind while the rest of the supporting cast mostly bite the dust with amateurish acts.