THEERATHA VILAYATTU PILLAI is a romantic film directed by debutant director Thiru and stars Vishal,Neetu Chandra,Sarah Jane Dias and Tanushree Dhatta.Prakash Raj, Mallika Kapoor and Sneha play guest roles.
The story is about a carefree,fun-loving Casanova guy Karthik(Vishal) who loves three women(Sarah,tanushree and Neetu).But he wishes to select one of these three people as his would-be or wife.The logic behind it is that he always wants the best out of three in everything from pen to women!!What a stupid logic he says to connect the two??
Sarah plays the role of Priya, a young girl who believes in true love and finding happiness in the same.She believes in marriage only through mutual understanding and true love.
Actually,the first plus point of the film is the way she has perfectly portrayed the character.Even though the character is foolish and a bit naive in believing Karthik,beginning from start to a point when the other two girls (Tejashwani and Jyothi played by Neetu and Tanushree) try to convince her that Karthik(Vishal) is a bad guy.At this point,even when Karthik(Vishal) asks why she doesn’t believe what they both are saying,she responds saying that “True love never doubts”.
Sarah has portrayed the character perfectly and with great sensibility,but at the same time she is also guilty of certain weak expressions and over-acting in important scenes.
The second plus point of the movie is Neetu Chandra who has portrayed the character of a rich woman Tejashwini with greater perfection and ease.The confrontation scenes that she has with Vishal after knowing his true nature is really the highlight of the film.They both play a cat and mouse game in the film to outwit each other.
The third plus point of the brilliant comedy of the trio of Santana,Mayilsamy and Sathyan which is both pleasant and devoid of any vulgarity.It has also some realistic and witty dialogues.
The fourth plus point of the film is the way the characters of these girls are presented by the director.The lifestyles of a rich girl(Tejashwini),an upper middle class girl(Priya) and a lower middle class girl(Jyothi) is presented with great finesse and perfection.
The last and the final plus point of the film is Vishal’s acting.He has acted like a man possessed with a great knowledge of the character and plays a romantic hero/villain with great ease.
The first half of the film though entertaining because of good comedy falls short of any substance because of too many songs.Also many scenes are too absurdly portrayed like the parents of Karthik talking to the audiences via camera.I do not know whether it is the director’s idea,but even though it is innovative,does not come across as natural acting.It certainly does not make and impact on the audience.
Because of lack of even a little substance in the first half,the film falls a bit short.It could be seen that the first half could be even irritating because of the same reason.
The second big minus is Tanushree Dhatta’s acting and her portrayal of the character Jyothi.She fails on her expressions and falls way short of making an impact.
The third big minus is the direction and the lack of logic.The director has stumbled in his thoughts, at times projecting Vishal as a romantic hero and at times an action hero.Clarity in his thoughts was the need of the hour.Even though he could be excused for being a debut director and that Vishal has a mass-hero image which he tried to exploit,really something different was expected from this director!!Sad to say,he completely disappoints me.
And even though he has a great message driven story to enhance his directorial credentials,his presentation and weak screenplay is very faulty.In that way,he lets go of the advantage.The lack of logic could be clearly seen in the last scene where Vishal has a severe road accident and the final ending shows the guy in a very healthy state,with no damage to his brain even though he had head injuries! Not very funny.
The music of Yuvan Shankar Raja as a whole fails to make an impact,except for the tracks “Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai” and “Poo Mudhal”.The track “En Aasai Ethiraliye” is good,but could have been better.
Overall,the film fails to make any impact because of the screenplay,direction and some poor acting inspite of the some good plus points and a great story.
The justification of the character Karthik of his mistake of dating three woman by saying that “Even woman do like that” is absurd.A wrong cannot be made right by justifying another person’s mistake.The dialogues are very witty at some places,which is good.
The chemistry between Sarah and Vishal is very excellent.
IS SOMEWHAT WATCHABLE,IF YOU HAVE LITTLE PATIENCE.