The real hero of the film is Vadivelu. He makes his presence felt in 80% of the movie and cracks such jokes that the audience will have a real Deepavali celebration in the theatre.
Surya is an expert hit-man. All he needs to know is who, where and when. He will kill him. His next target is Justice Murali Bharat who undertakes to file criminal proceedings in an important case. If he was just going to kill him, won't we ask if there were no duet songs in the film? So, they have made a screenplay that says Nayantara happens to be in that house. So, Surya can have his love track now and then.
Only in the climax it is known that the target for killing, the Justice Murali Bharat happens to be Surya's father. So if this story sounds like you have heard it many times before, here we put an end to telling the story. If the story is analysed we will come across several old movies. That is how K.S. Ravikumar has brought novelty to the screenplay! Surya's risk taking in jumping from one building to another is really thrilling. Asked a friend as to why he was jumping like that, he said that he was looking for any story in those households which certainly makes us laugh!
Now, talking about laughter reminds us of Vadivelu. The scene where he ends up at the Howrah bridge looking for the son-in-law and gets caught with Surya provoke endless laughter, Nayantara has become very slim - don't know I she is tired or she is on a diet. Surya needs a heroine and she fits the bill perfectly.
Ravikumar's list of actors is long as usual that includes Saroja Devi, Anand Babu, Sauaji Shinde, Manobala and so on. Lest we forget to mention, the story writer Ramesh Kanna's name is missing in the credits. Two songs one of which is 'masi masi..' composed by music director Harris Jeyaraj are a hit. Stunt director Kanal Kannan and cinematographer Ra.Ganesh's efforts are excellent.
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Surya's risk taking
Music and cinematography