Screenplay & Direction
Technical Aspects & BGM
A lifeless, hackneyed rom-com!
Summary : After a heart-warming Saivam, Vijay has delved into a romantic comedy in Idhu Enna Maayam and has failed miserably in the process. Neither the romance nor the comedy manages to impress during the 140-minutes running time.
Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Keerthy Suresh, Navdeep, RJ Balaji, Charlie Luthfudeen Basha & others
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
Music: GV Prakash
PRO: Mounam Ravi
Written & Directed by: Vijay
Produced by: Magic Frames & Think Big Studios
Release Date: 31-07-2015
Run Time: 02:20:00
After a heart-warming Saivam, Vijay has delved into a romantic comedy in Idhu Enna Maayam and has failed miserably in the process. Neither the romance nor the comedy manages to impress during the 140-minutes running time.
The film narrates the story of two lovers Arun (Vikram Prabhu) and Priya (Keerthy Suresh, who makes a passable debut as lead heroine) who meet few years after their ludicrously contrived age-old, cliché-filled break-up. Arun is currently helming a service where he helps youngsters fulfill their dreams – which is to successful stalk a woman and win over their hearts by staging over-the-hill Tamoil cinema clichés ostentatiously – heroic fighting in front of the girl, walking together under one umbrella in the heavy rains etc. The second half has some barely funny moments here and there. The entire film moves at such a laid-back pace and tests the patience to no end. And, the climax twist is not much of a revelation. And neither did I eagerly anticipate for it.
The technical team, comprising cinematographer Nirav Shah, music composer GV Prakash and Editor Anthony, has tried their best to put together a middling film which is quite uninteresting.
Vikram Prabhu needs to think over his choice of films seriously. After a hapless Vellakkara Durai, which was aimed at expanding his market in B and C centers (and it did mint money at the box office), this is yet another slip for the actor in his emerging career. Keerthy Suresh passes successfully as a heroine who has dubbed herself and dances gracefully – which has become a rarity in Tamil cinema, but her restrained performance is not impressive. The rest of the supporting cast – Nassar, Ambika, RJ Balaji, RJ Ajay, Navdeep – just make the grade.
It is so surprising to see Vijay churn out such an average, life-less and hackneyed romance story. The romance sequences in all his films are used to be exquisite. Even the lackluster Thaandavam had a lovely camaraderie between Anushka and Vikram. He needs another gem like Saivam to make a solid comeback and I’m sure he will.
Idhu Enna Maayam Movie Review Rating: 2.25/5
Written by Surendhar MK