Got this review long back in mail and I don’t want to read until I see te movie.. finally managed to watch the movie in balaji theatre Pondy yesterday 🙂 ,
The story starts with Gautham (Suriya) andKundavi (Jyotika) getting married in a very Tamil ceremony in a little villagein Tamilnadu they are happy and they look wonderful. 6 yearsof bliss, a sweet little daughter Aishwarya (Baby Sharanya) and an idyllic marriage in Mumbai . Gautham and Kundavis’s life is happy, content and as closeto perfect as it can get. Both are working parents and their life is beautifully balanced between work and time at home and outside with their daughter and each other.One day, while searching for something of Aishwarya’s for her school, Jyotika stumbles upon a diary belongingto Gautham. It seems unused for many years and she gives in to her curiosity and reads through it, little knowing that her life was about tochange totally. As she reads through the story of Gautham’s life before he met and married her, we are led through a flashback.
Gautham, a student of B.E. at an engineering college in Coimbatore, meets Aishwarya (Bhoomika) and they fallin love with each other. Aishwarya’s father is an MP and is totally opposed tothis affair and creates much trouble. Despite this, being very much in love and devoted to each other,Gautham and Aishwarya are get married at the Registrar’s. Aishwarya’s father is not about to give up. He sends his goons to beat upGautham. Gautham, valiantly fending them off, is eventually overpowered and lies beaten and bleeding while Aishwarya is taken away. Gautham recovers physically, but is notable to reach Aishwarya and she is gone out of his life. He decides to moveto another city, away from his past, his grief and his broken heart. Before leaving though, he spends a lot of time with his surrogate father, hisuncle, who extracts a promise from him that he would soon findanother partner, get married and be happy again.
Kundavi is in shock that her husband hidsuch a huge and momentous part of his life from her. She is very upset andslowly, the marriage starts to become a little strained. Gautham doesn’t know why, but Kundavi is suddenly busy with work, they don?t spendenough time together, their relationship seems a little distant?Kundavi makes excuses of having to travel on work and leaves Mumbai in searchof Aishwarya. She meets Aishwarya?s father who tells her that for 6 years,Aishwarya has been in Australia and would be returning shortly.Kundavi returns in a few days to Mumbaiand her home.
One day, there is a knock on the door and Gautham opens the door and finds,to his shock,Aishwarya standing there. Emotional turmoil and utter confusion besiege him and he turns to find Kundavi standing behind him,but she is not shocked or surprised.Kundavi starts to speak. What follows is a surprising series of events that gives this entire love-triangle-of-sorts, twists and turns. The ending is poignant happy and yet, sad.
A.R. Rahman’s music needs no review. Iit is topping the charts as we speak and as with all his works, every song captures the mood of the moment and one doesn’t know whether he has made a song for a scene or the scene was shot for his song. I liked Munbe vaa, Machkaari and New york numbers.
For comedy vadivel and santhanam. Santhanam’s bits are cool as usual.
Overall, the direction is smooth and well done. It’s not an action-packed entertainer or a comedy, but the concept of a love triangle and lost-and-found love is refreshingly brought to the audience. This is a Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.It’s cool, it’s refreshing, it’s different. Tou the story is new to Tamil itz handled prperly according to tamil movie viewers.
My rating 3 / 5.