Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga, the 25th movie of actor Arya is one more template movie that follows the usual pattern of the modern day Tamil comedy masala. The only thing enjoyable about this film is the comic timing and performance of Santhanam and thus this movie from Rajesh becomes a passable one because of Santhanam.
Vasu and Saravanan are friends from the childhood. They even have a mobile shop named VASA. The married life of Vasu faces some issues as his wife couldn’t tolerate the behaviour of Saravanan. The movie basically focuses on Vasu’s attempts to solve this problem by making Saravanan fall in love with someone. How the plan goes out of hand and how they ultimately find a solution for this problem is what VSOP talking about.
As I said, it is the template that has been repeating in the recent times. The most recent examples would be two of Jayam Ravi’s films, Romeo and Juliet and Appattakar. All these movies have this typical friendship thing, a sudden romance, the problems in that romance and of course the unavoidable drunken song. While I hated the other movies, what made vsop slightly better was it’s comedy quotient that had a slight amount of sarcasm and spoof. Without that sort of fun factor in the writing, it would have been as bad as those recent ones.
Arya performs the role of the exaggerated duffer hero exactly like that. In my opinion Santhanam is the hero of the movie. He is there throughout the movie and he is actually the one who makes this creation a passable one with his signature witty style. At one point the director has given him a dialogue where he describes the job of a comedian. Tamannaah as usual looks beautiful and acts okay. Vidyulekha was good in handling the humor. Mukhta did her part nicely.
Rajesh follows his typical style of making which is largely based on dialogue jokes. The story part has no real conflict factor and it goes on and on in desperate search for comedy. The pattern that I already mentioned was there in the screenplay and that made the movie unexciting. Dialogues had enough humour to keep things less annoying. The cinematography and edits were okay. The music wasn’t that catchy.
So to sum it up, VSOP is just a Santhanam comedy show piece. It is not an unbearable movie, but beyond the humorous dialogues from the hero’s friend there isn’t anything that stays in your mind. Rating is 2/5.
VSOP is just a Santhanam comedy show piece. It is not an unbearable movie, but beyond the humorous dialogues from the hero’s friend there isn’t anything that stays in your mind.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended