Following the failures in action flicks (‘Sathyam’ and ‘Thoranai’), Vishal has now come out with a light hearted movie that revolves around a bizarre goal of a youngster. ‘Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai’ (TVP) has a romantic storyline and a lot of fun. But the screenplay filled with predictable and absurd events mars the impact of a potentially joyful film.
Karthik (Vishal) is a happy-go-lucky guy who wants best things in his life in all respects. To get the best he needs choices - plenty of choices. Right from the Reynolds pen and the slippers he wants plenty of choices to choose the best. He applies the same formula when in love. He plans to love three girls and select the best among them. Sounds crazy? That’s what TVP is all about.
Karthik tries to identify three different girls at the same time to fall in love. He finds Priya (Sarah Jane), Tejaswani (Neethu Chandra), and Jyothi (Tanushree Dutta). Priya believes in love marriage, while Teja is a daughter of a millionaire. Jyothi is an athlete with a disregard for guys.
Karthik plays smart (?) to woo these girls and finally triumphs! While he is in the verge of zeroing in on a girl among these three, Teja finds his real self and determines to avenge him. What happens next to Karthik and the girls forms the rest of the story.
Director Thiru has tried to present us a joyful ride and he chooses a right story to achieve the goal. He has miserably failed to come up with convincing script. The way Karthik fools the girls are childish to say the least. Things get serious when Karthik is exposed and the subsequent scenes are comparatively better. But the climax fails to impress.
Thiru could have avoided dialogues that target the dignity of women folk.
Vishal makes sincere effort to make the character interesting but the weak characterization puts him down.
Neethu Chandra looks hot and enacts her strong role with conviction. Sad looking Sarah Jane passes muster while chubby Tanushree Dutta fails to impress in a weak character. Prakash Raj, who appears in just three scenes, is impressive. Santhanam, Sathyan and Mayilsamy provide some fun.
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja doesn’t add much flavour to the fare. The songs are hummable with ‘En Jannal Vandha’ standing out.
Aravind Krishna’s cinematography is fantastic and choreography by Bosco and Ceaser for is awesome.
Thiru has tried to make a light hearted entertainer. He would have met with success if he had made the first half better.