6 Melugu Vathigal, which is touted to be the come back movie for actor Shyam, would provide the much needed break for the Tamil cinema audiences from the usual dumb and senseless comic capers. The movie seems to be a sincere attempt by director V Z Durai, who is also the director of the movie called Nepali. Although 6 Melugu Vathigal deals with a very good plot, it lacks depth and soul in its narration. More than this, the casting for the important roles could have been better, as the actors fail to bring the characters lively on screen.
Ram (Shyam) is a software engineer who is married to Lizzy (Poonam Kaur). Ram leads a perfect life – a beautiful and loving wife, a six year old lovely son, more than enough income to live a more than decent life, air conditioned office space, spacious home, friends with same attitude and thoughts, and good social contacts. On one unfortunate day, his six year old son goes missing in a beach. Ram is dumbfounded but begins his search to find his son. The search shows him different shades of lives that fill the earth, which seems to be a total diversion from his perfect life. What he learns throughout the search and more importantly what he becomes at the end of the search is told later.
6 Melugu Vathigal could have easily become the movie of the year, given that the director V Z Durai had handled his interesting plot effectively. His characters are well written, but the screenplay lacks something, which does not impact the movie watchers as desired. Casting can be the main spoiler, as the actors in lead roles fail to give life to the well written characters. Even actor Shyam fails to evoke the emotional impact though his expressions. Poonam Kaur appears only at the beginning and has problems with lip sync.
6 Melugu Vathigal does not glow to the potential but can be a relief watch to some movie goers who are sick of watching senseless comedies!
|Plus||Shaam, Detailed scenes on child trafficking|
|Verdict||Must see movie but, the serious plot not suited for some audiences who expect normal cinema|