Newcomer Hariharan’s Enna Solla Pogirai is a watchable romantic drama that takes the age-old concept of a love triangle and builds a story around it.
Vikram (Ashwin) gets busy in the matchmaking process and meets Anjali (Avantika), a writer who asks him to narrate the story of his first romance. Ashwin, without having anything to say, narrates a fake story of him and Aishwarya, an imaginary character. However, when Anjali wants to meet Aishwarya, Vikram has to bring in a character from real life and it turns out to be Preethi (Teju). But what happens when Vikram and Teju start to actually fall for each other?
Hariharan’s script is filled with interesting situations and scenarios, but the familiarity and the artificiality in his making suck out the energy from it all. The film has a pretty decent first half that sets things up nicely, but the second half is dry as it is packed with loads of conversations on life. There is not much synchronization taking place between the characters as they act in one way in one scene and go the other way in the next.
Ashwin has selected a good project for his debut, but he looks quite one-toned onscreen and does not emote much. Avantika Mish does a decent job, but the real show-stealer is Teju Ashwini who is a fantastic new talent and will surely get busier in the industry.
Vivek-Mervin’s music is the backbone of the film, with both the songs and the background score working wonders. Even though there are many songs in the film, they don’t feel like speed-breakers and are better than what’s actually happening onscreen.
On the whole, Enna Solla Pogirai is a watchable romantic drama that gets too serious and does not do justice to its potential. Nevertheless, a fine watch for fans of the genre. Enna Solla Pogirai Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas