To unite his friend with his sweetheart, Dhanush and Co kidnap the bride from the kalyana mandapam. In the meanwhile, his fiend is busy tying the thaali on another girl in a temple. Only then do they come to know that the girl (Genelia) they kidnapped is not their friend’s sweetheart. When Dhanush and his friends are still perplexed, Genelia regains consciousness.
What is she going to say? Everyone is expectant. She thanks them for saving her from an enforced marriage. After that, it is Dhanush’s responsibility to save Genelia from her cruel uncles. How can the story proceed further if there is no love? So, the director makes love blossom between Dhaunsh and Genelia and expands the screenplay.
Dhanush plans to wed Genelia with the consent of her crazy and cruel uncles. He seeks the help of auditor Vivek and all ends well. It may be the usual story of a young man who tries to save his friend’s sweetheart and falls in love himself, but Dhanush makes it different by his pranks and comedy that touches a chord in Genelia as well as the audience. When he tries to portray Vivek as being possessed of a strange strength and strings him as a kind of puppet, the entire theater explodes in mirth.
Geenlia bores as she carried forward her “loosu penn” character from ‘Santosh Subramaniam.’ She shines only in the scenes where she tries to enchant Dhanush’s family members. Half the film’s strength rests on Vivek’s Emotion Ekambaram character. In his earlier films, Vivek talks quite a lot, but in this film, he makes you laugh despite minimal dialogues. Bhagyaraj as Dhanush’s periappa earns applause when he teaches how to respect one’s wife. Mayilsamy as one who struggles to expose Dhanush also shows tasteful acting.
Jaiprakash Reddy as the rough uncle and Ashish Vidyarthi as the crazy uncle make some good comedy moments. Even though he comes in one scene only, Karunaas scores a boundary!
After intermission, the scenes alternate between the houses of Genelia’s uncles and this makes it look as if we are watching a theatre play in some auditorium. It is unbelievable and a lack of logic that the whole family has no other work than to work for Dhanush’s love success. But one should still praise director Mithran Jawahar for handling a couple of dozen established actors in an efficient manner.
Songs composed by Vijay Anthony are absolutely lackluster. Balasubramaniam’s cinematography deserves merit.
‘Uthamaputhiran’ is like watching a serial.
Story moving like a comedy
Screenplay is like a drama
Lack of logic