Movie: Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum
Direction: Ilavarasu Odam
Cast: Atharvaa, Regina Cassandra, Pranitha, Aishwarya Rajesh, Soori, Aaditi Pohankar, Rajendran
Music: D Imman
Cinematographer: Sree Saravanan
Editor: Praveen KL
Genre: Comedy, Crime
What is it about: This film about a young lad, who is on a remorse in apologizing to his ex-girlfriends, and invites them to his wedding. What happens during the process forms the crux of the story directed by Ilavarasu Odam.
Why it’s disappointing: The film most definitely doesn’t care about logic, as it’s intended to be that way. And it took quite a while to engage the audience. As it was running at a very slow pace in the first half, but manages to makes it up in the second half.
What to watch out for: Commercial cinema is something mostly Kollywood strives on, and they have this weird liberty to infuse anything they like, without any logic. But when a director gets down to make such film, there are few ground rules and if he doesn’t follow the template religiously, he falls right on his face. But director Illavarasu Odam, did a good job in following the template and meets the expectation. He manages to entertain the audience with no issues and puts down a great show making everyone laugh.
Atharva, was seen in an outfit which was not seen before, the best part was he fit right in to the comedy and did a commendable job.
Soori, was quite a highlight in the film. He pretty much steals the show in few scenes. And especially towards the climax, the comedy scenes between Soori and Atharva were well timed, making it a laugh riot during the climax.
Regina, Pranitha, Aaditi & Aishwarya were mostly eye candy in the film. But did their respective roles well.
The cinematography was neat by Sree Saravanan and it was well edited by Praveen KL. The music by Imman did suit the film and was good.
Verdict: Illavarasu Odam, managed to get through the commercial slab banking on slapstick comedy, which will work in his favour. As the audience favoured it well in the cinema halls laughing it hard. Definitely worth a watch.