Idhu Enna Maayam Movie ReviewPublished: July 31, 2015
As soon the show gets over, you would surely have one thing to claim – Vijay has intentionally touched this genre. He has been a man of experiments who wants to win through every genre of movie he handles, completely different and contrastive from each other. Firstly, the filmmaker deserves such appreciations for being one of the rarest filmmakers aspiring to accomplish with such endeavours.
He never gets confined to one particular zone or never wants to be identified so just like his mentor Priyadarshan, who shifts from period to a crime-thriller, murder-mystery and then a comedy (though they would be an inspired replica of Hollywood flicks sometimes).
Getting on with the synopsis and analysis of Idhu Enna Maayam, the film has some interesting elements in spite of its time-worn script and dull moments.
Vikram Prabhu owns a firm called Unnal Mudiyum Thambi along with friends that involve bringing lovers together with ideas (probably childish). Navdeep arrives into the situation asking him to make beautiful Keerthi Suresh fall for her. Vikram Prabhu is negligent at first because of their past, but later agrees, but past emotions fall into places again.
The story has many references of Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Guru En Aalu, Manmadhan Ambu and many more. This becomes the first ever reason that stops gaining our attention. But Vijay tries to please us with a narration, which again stumbles terribly in many parts. It’s quite saddening to see a filmmaker who has made some appreciable films falling back into the erroneous zone.
Vikram Prabhu’s performance is soulless. He has to be choosy with what he does or else would be lost in the league of crowds. Keerthi Suresh is impressive with her looks and her skills in dance and dubbing in own voice is a good stroke. This is a passable debut for the missy, who has a big league of movies coming in shortly including Sivakarthikeyan’s Rajini Murugan. Others in the cast, though prominent ones like Nasser, Ambika and so on, they lose their scope due to imperfect characterisations and fallible writing.
Musical score by GV Prakash is disappointing in places, but the cinematography by Nirav Shah and editing by Anthony are appreciable with beautiful visuals.
On the whole, Idhu Enna Maayam is a mediocre film that carries fewer emotions in places and from a filmmaker who made some poignant love stories like Madrasapattinam, this is not something we expect from him. But we must appreciate the making style of Vijay and not including any double entendres and thereby making it pleasant though average.
Verdict: Magical moments occur in places