Veteran director Bala had tried his hands on comedy for the first time. The movie looks like mixing the blockbuster hit Agninakshatram with the dramatic climax of Bala’s Pithamagan. While most of the directors rely on glamorous dances and the heroine’s body parts for their films success, Bala will show the less privileged folk we see every day in our day to life in his movies. In this film also, all his prominent characters are such less noticed people. Vishal, a transvestite, Arya petty thief, Vijay TV Super singer fame Ananth Vaidhiyanathan their docile father suffering the clutches of his two slum dwelling wives, everyone fit the role perfectly.
G.M Kumar is the prominent character of the film. The pre- climax showing him suffer a torturous death is a bit overdose for Tamil cinema viewers. But as we know, most of the Bala’s movies are morbid. There is no wonder we get to see such arrogant scenes in his movie. Here is an overview of the story. Arya and Vishal are step siblings born to their father’s different wives. The zamindar of the area G.M Kumar treats them both like his Godsons. Though the Zamindar does not have any kingdom left to rule, the village respects him for his good nature.
The first half is filled with ecstatic comedy scene by scene. Vishal is a squint eyed transvestite living with his mother Ambika and romancing with the female constable of the town. Arya keeps teasing Vishal due to sibling rivalry. Arya is a clever thief who happens to fall in love with the zamindar’s rival brother’s daughter. The zamindar crosses the line of a merciless cattle slaughter. He kills thousands of cows illegally and sells their meat. He is outwitted by the zamindar and gets arrested. He takes his revenge by kidnapping the Zamindar and giving him a slow painful death. When Arya and Vishal find out about the murder, they take revenge by killing the cattle slaughter and incinerating him along with the Zamindar’s body.
A simple story dabbed in Bala’s comedy and unique music form Yuvan Shankar Raja. All the actors in the movie have done their role excellently. But alas, we expected a lot more from Bala.