Story: Anasuya Ramalingam (Samantha) and Anand Vihari (Nithiin) are first cousins who haven’t known each other their whole life. When they finally meet each other, they are instantly attracted but they have to deal with the ghosts of their families’ pasts.
Analysis: Trivikram may have lost his charm of narration over the years but despite that, his stories can leave a lasting impact on you. While this film’s biggest weak link is the storyline, it still manages to stand strong because of the skilful narration and very amazing music by Mickey J Meyer who gives this film a completely different feel as opposed to the typical Trivikram Srinivas film.
The film can seem extremely slow at moments but the first half is intriguing with every scene seeming like an absolute necessity. The biggest draw of the film would be the hurried climax even though it is preceded by some amazing dialogues and scenes involving Rao Ramesh.
The cinematography adds a beautiful character to the story translating some simple moments into ecstasy.
Having said that, the director takes a risk by recreating Meena, the book by Yeddanapudi which was brought to life in the 1979 film Meena and he’ll definitely face huge comparisons.
Performances: Rao Ramesh is in his best form ever and delivers one more amazing performance as he plays the Pallam Venkanna and pulls off the grey shades with ease. Samantha carries off a lot of responsibility as the narrator of the film and does a commendable job of the naïve girl who is complex in her own quirky way. This is by far Nithiin’s best performance and he is definitely on his way to establish himself as a star! Senior actor Naresh is the surprise here though. We rarely see him being given roles which are solid but with this film, he’s not just there but makes an impact.
Verdict: This is the best film of the summer. Light hearted and simple, it has the ability to tug at your heart strings. It may not be the best but is definitely decent and worth your time.
Rating : 3/5