Movie: Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae
Cast: Jiiva, Sri Divya
Music: Vishal Chandrasekhar
Cinematographer: Sathyan Sooryan
Editor: T S Suresh
Genre: Comedy, Horror
What is it about: It’s about a haunted house, which is bought by Vasu (Jiiva) a real estate broker, and what happens when he moves in with his family forms the crux of the story directed by Ike.
Why it’s disappointing: This genre is not something new to Tamil Cinema, and we see these films coming on and off regardless of the season. And when a clichéd genre is made once again, the treatment should be fresh. Unfortunately that was missing in SBKT. Director Ike, added few melodrama elements, which did not sit right in their respective situations. Most of them seemed forced bringing down the fun elements which were tucked in between them. It keeps wandering in the name of establishing characters, which wasn’t required for a commercial film SBKT like.
Sri Divya, was just filling the place of a heroine in her most repeated look, which I believe the audience had got bored of, she needs to step up her game if she’s serious in making it big in Kollywood.
The rest of the cast were just covering up the screen space, which was required.
Jiiva, he’s been giving flops one after the other. We can’t conclude if SBKT is a HIT or MISS yet. But he needs to buck up and start choosing scripts well before audience brand him as a so called actor who used to be in the industry.
What to watch out for: There was one thing which really worked in SBKT was the comedy timing between Soori-Jiiva-Thambi Ramaiah. Scenes involving them came out pretty well. If the director had given more thought on playing this factor in the entire film, then SBKT would’ve been a great outing for this SUMMER. You will definitely enjoy the comedy, but its short lived.
The VFX was good, and was rendered neatly. The cinematography by Sathyan Sooran was neat and matched the film’s mood. And the music was average but Vishal Chandrasekhar makes it up in the background score.
Verdict: Ike, ventured in making a clichéd product, which was not repacked well with requisite elements. Still the comedy becomes a saving grace to an extent. Can watch once, if you run out of options.