Ennodu Vilaiyaadu Movie Review
Directed by : Arun Krishnaswami
Written by :Arun Krishnaswami
Producer : Sridhar Krishnaswami, Narendran Kandasamy, Reji K. Sivamangalam
Cast : Bharath, Kathir, Chandini Tamilarasan, Sanchita Shetty
Music : A. Moses, Sudharshan M. Kumar
Editor : Gopi Krishna
Cinematographer : Yuva
Production company : Toronto Reels & Reyan Studios
Running time : 127 mins
Very often, we haven’t watched or witnessed a film of this difference and uniqueness in Tamil cinema. While there have been many sports based movies that involves even the betting aspects, it was all about cricket and in the recent times, something to do with wrestling and boxing. But horse racing is something unique and unconventional that many filmmakers haven’t opted before. Debut filmmaker Arun Krishnasamy definitely deserves special mention for this earnest effort of coming up with a different plot.
The film centers on three different characters from different routes of lifestyle, whose lives get interwoven over unexpected chain of events. We see Bharath employed at a construction company, who has lost a huge sum of 27Lacs through the betting at horse race. He now needs to earn back the money or else would lose his girlfriend (Chandini). Kathir plays a soft hearted person, who is on the desperate urge of getting money – 47Lacs to redeem the house that his girlfriend (Sanchitha Shetty) would be lifted by bank for loan default. Then, a bigwig (Radharavi) is planning to make his comeback into horse racing and someone comes forward to offer him a huge sum of 50Lacs. With the game of trial and error with cat and mouse, all these characters go through unexpected twists and turns in an unpredictable manner.
Arun Krishnasamy has written a best script that comes with an unconventional storyline
Firstly, as mentioned earlier, Arun Krishnasamy has written a best script that comes with an unconventional storyline. Bharath has given his best suiting the role to best. Kathir as shy natured guy and the way he falls in love with Sanchitha Shetty has been decently portrayed. The actors that include Radharavi, Kamala Kamesh and Yog Japee throw up powerful performances.
If you’re looking out for the flipside, although the basic premise of horse race and its betting is a unique attempt, director fails to focus more into the unexplored zone. If he had paved more rooms for the unknown facts of tricks and conniving methods to chisel and win the game, it would have been a real stunning impact. More importance is given to the romance episodes between the lead characters, which could have been avoided.
Cinematographer Yuvan deserves special mention for capturing the horse racing moments with more intensity.
This film has a complex narration of stories running on parallel ends. But the editing by Gopi Krishna turns fallible and it should have been sleek enough and stylish to offer best outputs. Cinematographer Yuvan deserves special mention for capturing the horse racing moments with more intensity.
The climax portions has been very well narrated and shot, which deserves special mention. If the director Arun Krishnasamy had made the storytelling more gripping and intact with some depth research into the game and its hidden world, it would have been definitely a different experience for audiences.