Cast: Arya, Kreshna, Deepa Sannidhi, Swati Reddy
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Om Prakash
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
What is it about: It’s about two individuals from different backgrounds, Kreshna is an aspiring actor who wants to make it big in Tamil Cinema by getting away from home, whereas Arya happens to run away from a gangster whose henchmen he had killed by accident. The fate brings them at a point where they somehow manage to stumble on to Deepa Sannidhi who is marked for death for her exceptional premonitions. These three characters forms the crux of the film leading to colossal events.
Why it’s disappointing: When a filmmaker like Vishnuvardhan treats a black comedy like a stale coffee, and that too with a screenwriter like Subha it dives in to a total senseless commercial pot boiler. But Vishnu builds a great premise with good characterization, as the movie travels it loses its intensity which disappoints you at the end of the day. There were quite a few scenes which makes you wonder where is the Vishnu who gave “Pattiyal”, “Billa” etc. The screenplay was at its best which was not given much importance and falls prey to the usual nuances of commercial filmmaking. The movie starts with an interesting concept of Deepa getting struck by a lightning which enables a supernatural power of premonitions, but that is left hanging with not much importance but just given a couple of murders she foresee. The twists in the movie were very predictable and the climax one was pulled off weakly, which could have been Yatchan’s great selling point.
What to watch out for: Arya’s is getting quite better with commercial cinema and is enjoying the luxuries of it for quite some time. But it’s time that he bucks up as he’s one potential actor who shouldn’t go in vain to it’s glitterati. Arya in Yatchan entertains you well enough. Kreshna is another actor who can pull off comedy with elan and he does that hands down in Yatchan. Deepa after “Ennakul Oruvan” makes a commendable performance which will gain her more fans here in Tamil Cinema. RJ Balaji his character which starts to be an annoying one grows on you with impeccable comedy timing which brings loads of laugh in the second half which makes you forget the devious gaps in the movie. Balaji’s comedy was well backed with Thambi Ramaiah’s funny antics. These characters somehow manage to drag the movie which becomes handicap halfway through. Om Prakash’s cinematography was delectable which was well cut by Sreekar Prasad. This time Yuvan Shankar Raja who was lost in space had synced the visuals with great score.
Verdict: A strong storyline becomes handicap with ill treatment to it, which somehow manages to stand up with its decorated characters making Yatchan an edible action comedy at the end of the day.