After playing a supporting role in Yogi, lyricist Snehan graduates to do a full-fledged hero in Uyarthiru 420. Directed by Premnath, it's quite different from the run-of-the-mill-stuff for it has a conman showcased as hero.
Director Premnath has laced the film with all commertcial elements at right mix. There are stunts, item numbers besides some comedy.
The whole movie revolves around Thamizh (Snehan) a cheater. From pin to planes, from the rich to the poor, he cheats all under the sun for his personal gains.
In contrast is Rishvanth (Vaseegaran), who runs a five star hotel hoping to make profits one day. He has been incurring loss in his business but hopeful of turning things around soon.
Thamizh cheats Rishvanth and joins his hotel as general manager. But he is moved by Rishvanth's trust on him and coming to know about his financial problems, he resolves to set them right.
Snehan plays the main character with ease with a huge star cast around him. The highlight of the movie is that Premnath has laced with some interesting commercial elements and producer Chandrasekhar has given him ample support as major portion of the movie has been shot abroad in a grand manner.
Shankar's cinematography is ok, Mani Sharma's music is average with noisy songs. Produced by Rich India Talkies, Uyarthiru 420 could have been made better in terms of content and presentation.