By Chirag Patel(16 Aug 2012)
A failed love story is a stepping stone to a glorious love story. Mem Vayasuku Vaccham seems to be saying this. In a long time here we have a genuine, full-on love film, where emotions are carefully calibrated and romance is treated with utter maturity. In saying that a jilted lover need not wallow in pain or allow himself to be consumed by the passion of separation, MVV also presents a story that is sure to tug at your heartstrings for sure. This one may not be a coming-of-age story, but Trinadha Rao Nakkina's film is a superb attempt in itself.
Emotions are given due importance here. The blossoming of love in the boy and that in the girl are two of the heart-touching moments. Both are painful moments, so to speak. Lucky (Tanish) confronts the reality that Dil (Nithi Taylor) is going to be someone else's wife, even before he has fully realized that he is in love with his new-found friend. Dil's love for Lucky takes time to manifest, but when it does, it is a beautiful scene, where the girl cries out of heart unable to bear the life-long separation staring her in the face. A never-failing performance by Nithi and a restrained acting output by Nitish make the film all the more refreshing.
The movie accelerates in an incremental expression of heartfelt feelings of first love, first romance, first pain. When Lucky wins the love of Madalsa Sharma, the film slips in song-and-dance mode, complete with skin show. But don't jump the gun and say, "This is another milk-and-water love story." For, more is in the offing as the movie proceeds slowly and surely.