Technical Aspects & Music
Harmless, popcorn fun.
Though not completely compelling, Rajesh does get some of his mojo back in his follow-up to Azhagu Raja. The cool pair of Arya and Santhanam deliver a fair amount of wisecracks which make VSOP a passable timepass entertainer.
Cast: Arya, Tamanna, Santhanam, Banu, Karunakaran, Vidyu Raman & Others
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
Editing: Vivek Harshan
PRO: Suresh Chandra
Written & Directed by: Rajesh M
Produced by: The Show People
Release Date: 14-08-2015
Run Time: 02:23:00
When it comes to comedies, Director Rajesh is known for churning out films which manage to crack you up, even in the absence of a plot. After losing his way in All-in-all Azhagu Raja, we can safely say that the director has got some of his mojo back through VSOP, Arya’s 25th film.
Right from the offset, VSOP travels with no big motive, but to engage the audience and act as a stress-buster. The film follows Arya and Santhanam – two friends who grew up studying and drinking together. Inevitably, the entrance of the female folk affects the lives of their two friends and VSOP narrates the changes in their marital and amiable statuses, in a comic manner. While the first half mainly concentrates on the camaraderie between Arya and Santhanam, the second half walks on a variety of events infused in for the sake of comedy. Though the film does suffer from open-ended jokes and clichés which hinder the flow, it finally ends up doing what it intended to, reasonably.
Santhanam is the saviour here, swooping in with his witty one-liners and tickling body language. Grabbing away the attention from his partner Arya, he is pretty much the star of the film on the whole. Coming up next, is the surprise package in the form of Vidyu Raman, who is a revelation in the second half. Along with Tamannah who does a superb job with the lip-sync, she despatches equally good counters which balance the two sides in the film. Bhanu and Karunakaran are a fitting addition to the cast, but Vishal’s cameo at the end isn’t something to remember.
Nirav Shah’s camera pans some colourful frames and picks up the right visuals for a film of this genre. While the editing by VivekHarshan is neat, D.Imman’s music doesn’t pep up the excitement, as the songs will have to find solace with the front benchers.
In an attempt to get himself back on track, Rajesh plays to his strengths by implementing what he is known for with the right amounts of Santhanam and booze. VSOP may not be one of his best yet, but at the same time, it doesn’t make you cringe too much. With a bucket of popcorn and a responsive crowd, this may well qualify to be a harmless weekend watch.
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga VSOP Movie Review Rating: 3/5
Written by Only Kollywood Team