Direction & Writer : Sam Anton
Producer : A. Subashkaran
Cast : G. V. Prakash Kumar | Anandhi
Music : G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography : Krishnan Vasant
Editor : Ruben
Production company : Lyca Productions
Running Time : 130 mins
Let us be clear with certain things by the beginning so that the viewers needn’t feel themselves dragged into the long-prolonging feature like analysis. Lucky you! If you’ve made it at right time for the show, for Sam Anton through the voiceover of ‘Naan Kadavul’ Rajendran clearly narrates what the premise of this film going to be all about. In fact, to see Naan Kadavul Rajendran and VTV Ganesh as animated characters is quite hilarious and yes, the technical team involved deserves special mention. While you’re prepared to see something on the lines of ‘Maan Karate’ Sivakarthikeyan, where Royapuram Peter out of box becoming a boxing champing knocking out t he biggie, here too the premise remains to be same. We see Johnny (GV Prakash), a small chap, who has a phobia for blood, where he turns lunatic paralysis (of what you see in trailer). Now out of mistaken identity by the leading Gang Lord (Saravanan ) and his henchmen that he could be the next ‘Naina’, he is married to the don’s daughter (Anandhi). But when his real identity is revealed by critical situations, what unfolds next is a series of humour laced with complications as a gang is on the verge to bump of his father-in-law.
The basic problem of EIPI is the writing… The young league of team seems to have banked all its hopes on hit movies and actors reference. You could pick out more than 20-25 film and dialogue references from Kabali to Siddarth Abhimanyu, which gets suitable applause and screams in theatres. But that shouldn’t be the major asset right. Just before you’re getting ready to something gripping of a coward boy lock horns with a dangerous gangster, you see him in ‘Vedalam Teaser’ Dub Mash. Maybe, it could win the favour of Ajith fans and yes, there are lots of Ilayathalapathy references too, but it actually doesn’t the film anywhere and could be considered as an enjoyment for miniscule groups. In addition to this, GV Prakash tries to bring in ‘Trisha illana Nayantara’ factors here that includes ‘Double Entendres’ that turns your faces grim, if you’re watching with family. It looks like GV Prakash is pretty attached to the reception he gained for his role in TIN and tries to replicate it for the sake of his fans. It is so much evident with his body language and mannerisms.
When the plot is fixed that it’s going to be a clash in ‘David and Goliath’ mode (Hope Sam Anton understands the term), it should travel on the same plot, but we get see VTV Ganesh and Naan Kadavul Rajendran as the main players in bringing the baddie down, even in the climax fight, where the protagonist finds a way to overcome blood phobia.
On the positive side, we get to see a rib-tickling performance by Yogi Babu, who relentlessly keeps scoring the show. In fact, he carries the film on his shoulders until the arrival of VTV Ganesh in penultimate sequence.
There are lots of perplexed scenarios in the basic writing itself. If the director wanted to keep the plot in humorous way, it should have been completely crafted in same style and if action-revenge, probably the other way. But the script loses its substantiality stuck between two aspects.