Forged: Silambarasan, Nidhhi Agerwal, Bharathiraja
If Hollywood has made it a behavior of releasing films tailored for the Christmas season, why can’t we in Kollywood make our personal set of Pongal-season movies? Like they’ve a legion of actors enjoying Santa Claus yearly, why can’t our stars play a variation of the legendary Namma Veetu Pillai, visiting us each January? That, maybe, is the logic that appears to have been utilized within the making of Suseenthiran’s (who has made extra films in latest instances than I’ve made dangerous selections) new household bonanza Eeswaran, the place we get extra members of the family as characters than Santa has reindeer.
Between the Vikramans and Pandirajs we’ve just about seen each doable variation of this household movie format, but there’s nonetheless some nostalgia we affiliate with these movies, making us suckers for the high-pitched melodrama. However why, regardless of being ready for a very cliched sort of movie, was Eeswaran so disappointing? And, it’s not that Suseenthiran hasn’t made movies like these earlier than, particularly within the begin of his profession.
However with Eeswaran, it looks like Suseenthiran is making an attempt exhausting to make a Pandiraj movie. Aside from one lengthy stretch involving a snakebite and time operating out, there’s hardly something by way of the filmmaking he was as soon as identified for. However, it’s the writing that does the actual harm. Most scenes and conditions include a sense of déjà vu, and even the way in which the Corona virus is written into the script doesn’t contribute greater than what would have ideally been a ‘comedy monitor’ within the 90s. The relationships feels pressured, the love monitor is downright foolish and the comedy bits contribute little to that feeling of a competition feast.
Even the normally charismatic STR, having dropped many factors off his physique mass index, appears to have misplaced a number of factors from his mass attraction index. It’s like you’ll be able to see the hassle now on his face when he’s dancing and it’s the identical with the movie’s solely huge motion block. Thaman’s ear-blasting music makes it nearly unattainable to take heed to the traces of the already auto-tuned singing, and reminds us additional of the sort of early 2010s Simbu movie that feels even older. The twists will be predicted a number of scenes earlier than and aside from a killer intro scene for Simbu, the movie barely affords something extra. It’s, maybe, a straightforward watch at dwelling on TV, however is it value risking your life for? Not fairly.