By Vivek Ramz
Romantic films are the flavour of the Valentine season and urban romantic films like VTV & KSY which released in the previous years went on to be successful. It’s no different this year. ‘Sillunu Oru Sandhippu’ wanted to cash in on the trend and was released with some expectations, but sadly it failed to recreate the same kind of magic this year.
What’s it about?
The plot revolves around three characters namely Ashok (Vimal), Charu (Dipa Shah) & Geetha (Oviya). The film opens in a school near Ooty where Ashok & Geetha are class XII students who fall in love with each other. Knowing this, Geetha’s parents try to separate them by moving her to Chennai. The couple runs to a nearby police station to get married but the inspector ignores them as they are minors. However he does assure them that he will ensure they unite them after they turn 18. They both move on, promising to reunite.
Five years later, Vimal returns to Ooty after working in USA. He meets Charu and is impressed by her character. Later, he finds out that she is the one who wrote letters on behalf of his grandmother and falls in love with her all over again. Both their families accept their love and get them engaged. Things move smoothly until she gets to know about his school-time love. After knowing this, she calls off the wedding and Geetha returns.
‘Sillunu Oru Sandhippu’ is not a typical love triangle and tries to convey the message that teenage love won’t sustain and it is mature love, which comes later in the life, that will stand the test of time. Director Ravi Lallin deserves appreciation for this concept but he failed to bring the same on screen with the required effect. He lost the focus on the message and tried to play safe with commercial elements which backfired. Though the film has its moments like the scene where Charu advises Ashok about the limits to maintain during love and meaning of marriage, or the scene where Vimal says it’s the family which’ s more important than money, Ravi failed to capitalize on it, lets the script hang loose and the film drags big time towards the end.
The story has the potential to become coming-of-age romance but the poor execution with saggy screenplay doesn’t help its cause. The innuendos in the name of comedy has cut the flow of the film and further added to its woes. F.S.Faizal’s songs are just average and test the viewer’s patience some more.
Vimal, who has failed miserably in his previous urban avatar in “Ishtam”, has come up with a decent performance this time. Dipa Shah, who made her debut in ‘Yudham Sei’, is much improved playing the traditional girl who still values Tamil culture. Oviya’s character is more like an extended cameo and she acted fine. Mano Bala irks the audience with crass comedy and his double act thing falls flat. The supporting cast didn’t create any impact in their space.
Editing is amateurish. Rajesh Yadav’s camera work is one of the positive aspects of the film as he has captured Ooty’s scenic beauty well. Overall, SOS is a promising love story spoiled because of formulaic screenplay and old fashioned execution.
What to do?
‘Sillunu Oru Sandhippu’ is not worth your time and money. Give this one a miss!
in.com rating: 2/5
Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan, who followed up the success of his debut film \'Student Of The Year\' (SOTY) with comic entertainer \'Main Tera Hero\' and will now be seen in a romantic film \'Hump...
New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra thought of having a Q&A session with her fans last night and asked her fans to put up any question they wanted her to answer on the open forum. Little did she know, t...
Kolkata: After two back-to-back hits, Varun Dhawan is looking forward to his forthcoming 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' and says the movie is a modern-day version of the 1995 cult film 'Dilwale Du...
New Delhi: Popular TV anchor Manish Paul, who has replaced Drashti Dhami on \'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7\', says his comeback on the show has not affected his friendship with the \'Madhubala\' actres...
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Purab Kohli is the second contestant to be ousted from the celebrity dance reality show \'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa\' season seven. The \'Rock On!\' star said he was not expec...
from Hindustan Times
Based in London, the film is about the confusion caused due to three identical people Ashok (Saif Ali), Kumar (Riteish Deshmukh) and Mamaji (Ram Kapoor).
Mumbai: There has been much speculation about Bipasha Basu's constant absence from the promotions of 'Humshakals'. Directed by Sajid Khan, the film which stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kap...