Direction : Ilavarasu Odam
Production : Amma Creations
Starring : Atharvaa, Soori, Regina Cassandra, Pranitha, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aaditi Pohankar, Rajendran
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : Sree Saravanan
Editing : Praveen K. L.
Atharvaa Murali managed to get some passable shows over his league with ‘Chandi Veeran’ and ‘Eeti’, which earned him decent status. The actor’s this week outing ‘Gemini Ganesanum Suruli Rajanum’ is directed by Ilavarasu Odam and is produced by T. Siva. The film features Regina Cassandra, Pranitha, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aaditi Pohankar in female lead roles with Soori and Rajendran performing important roles.
When Atharvaa Murali is insisted by his fiancée Aishwarya Rajesh to invite his ex-girlfriends to their wedding, he embarks on its journey accompanied by his close friend Soori. But things aren’t going to be the Cheran’s version of ‘Autograph’, but something more hilarious and some funny upheavals involved over the way.
When it comes to analyzing the story, there isn’t much to acclaim it for we have seen plenty of this genre over years in Tamil cinema. There isn’t much to strain or think about the narrative aspects here and the main intention has been to amuse the teenage audiences, but then, it might be a real full-fledged treat for some of the family groups. One thing that works out well is the hilarious episodes that are attempted by director, but there are few portions that doesn’t engross. Say for instances, the sequences involving Atharvaa and Pranitha fills us with boredom. The scenes involving Aishwarya Rajesh are done with slight amateurishness. But then what turns out to be a huge question is that it GGSR would have been yet more appealing, if there were some emotional ingredients included.
Moreover, the concept of this film has some faintest similarity to Ranbir Kapoor’s Bachna Ae Hasino, which had a similar pattern of story and if Ilavarasu had attempted bringing up similar shade, it would have been more appealing.
But then, it’s not an issue as ‘Hilarious Entertainment’ happens to be the motto. The first half has lots of lively moments, but slightly towards post-intermission, there is a sudden drop in momentum as we get to prototyped theme, but then it tries to bounce back towards 30 minutes of penultimate to climax. Nevertheless, there could be some resentment over the theme of degrading women; especially with the entry of Neha Malik by the climax leading to a hint for sequel might spark off smile on audiences, which is preceded by the twist that comes through Soori’s quotient.
Background score by D Imman is okay as he tries to offer what is required for the script. The songs are just okay in places. But there isn’t much for cinematographer Sree Saravanan to score as the basic film itself doesn’t offer him space. But editing by Praveen K.L. is worthy of appreciations as the transitions between different episodes are very well done.
One cannot say that Atharvaa has exerted enormous energy into the role, but has taken a sleep walk with casual efforts. But since this is new of its kind genre for the actor, he has tried making use of it at the best. This is a film that doesn’t bank on strong performance, but something more free and easy. In this aspect, Aishwarya Rajesh does justice to her role with the girl-to-next door role. Regina Cassandra in urban style will offer her toast of treat to audiences, but the biggest disappointment is Pranitha. The actress trying to execute oomph factors fails terribly. Aaditi has done what is required for the role. After Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran, Soori gets a full swing hilarious role to perform and will be surely enjoyed by audiences. Mayilsamy and Naan Kadavul Rajendran are okay.
1. Last 30 minutes
What doesn’t work?
2. First half
The entire first half hardly has moments to tickle our funny bones or let us indulge in romantic episodes. But with the last 30 minutes offering some sumptuous comedy, GGSR proves to be a mindless entertainer that can offer entertainment at places.