Yatchan Movie ReviewPublished: September 11, 2015
Directed by : Vishnu Vardhan
Produced by : Siddharth Roy Kapur,Vishnuvardhan
Written by : Subha (Story & Dialogue)
Screenplay by : Vishnu Vardhan, Subha
Starring : Arya, Kreshna, Kishore
Music by : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Om Prakash
Edited by : Sreekar Prasad
Production company : Vishnuvardhan Pictures
Distributed by : UTV Motion Pictures
Vishnuvardhan is far-famed a smart skill of having simple themes as basic premises and yet he delivers them with perfect quotients. That makes his films quite an enjoyable one and this has been prevalent from his maiden debut Kurumbu. This time, he adapts a short story written by authors duo Subha and has tried presenting them as a feature film ‘Yatchan’, which is released today. The film, an action comedy features Arya, Krishna, Deepa Sannidhi and Swathi in lead roles with some interesting star-cast of RJ Balaji, Ponvannan, Ajay Rathnam, Thambi Ramaiah and many others.
Two men with different nature and contrastive ideas – Arya and Krishna come across each other urged by situations. Arya is an aimless personality, who by mistake has committed a murder in Tuticorin and has rushed for rescue in Chennai. On the other end, Krishna from Pazhani hills has made his way to Chennai with aspirations to make it big as an actor. His girl friend Swathi has offered him every help out of love. Deepa Sannidhi becomes the major connecting factor of these characters for possessing a gift of ESP.
First and foremost, the film has a simple plot, which could be more engaging when read as a story published in continuity over a magazine. Just imagine, the story begins and something curious happens at the end of two-pages, keeping us so much in eager to know what’s happening next. But when we view this as a film, the same impact goes missing and there are times during the first half, where you don’t see anything happening special. It’s only by the time of intermission, you’re bound to some excitements, but sooner things are back to normalcy.
Arya looks too normal and his performance is effortless, which works out in places. Krishna gives his complete push to make use of this opportunity of scoring brownie points. Swathi looks cute with her looks and her characterisation laced with innocence, silliness and few chirpiness is a sense of attraction. Deepa Sannidhi actually gets a prominent characterisation, but she could have been portrayed in a much convincing manner. You see her suffering from so much of phenomenal power and is wedged between serious situations, but the very next scene is seen shaking legs. RJ Balaji and Thambi Ramaiah are pretty good cherry picks of this show for their comedy is unlimited and keeps savouring us vividly. Ponvannan is good and the one we see in negative role is prodigious.
On the technical front, Yuvan Shankar Raja has exhibited a brilliant task of delivering every song with more elegance. We keep loving the song for the best composing and good picturing by cinematographer Om Prakash. But at times, we find some songs don’t get a proper placement.
If Vishnuvardhan and his writers Subha had made the film packaged with engaging screenplay and something surprising for the audiences as the plot holds such prominence, Yatchan would have been an extraordinary entertainer.
Verdict: Comes with a good plot, but hampered with sluggish screenplay