Gnabagangal, the maiden venture of lyricist Pa Vijay as actor and script writer, is claimed to be based on a real life incident that he had come across in his friendís life.
True to the title (meaning memories), the movie brings the memories of a poet from his romantic life. Kathir (Pa Vijay) wins a National Award for best lyricist. Immediately after receiving the honour from the hands of President of India, he sets off for a personal trip. He meets Meera (Sridevika), his ex-girl friend, who is married according to her fatherís wish and settled near Delhi. Not aware of Kathirís rise as lyricist, she receives him well to her house.
Kathir, who writes lyrics in the name of Meera Priyan, is shocked by a series of events that he comes across in her house. Meera hides the fact that his husband had died and she is running from pillar to post to settle the debts incurred by her hubby.
Next day Kathir attends a felicitation function organised for him by a Tamil organisation. Meera, who comes to Delhi with a motive to end her life, happens to know that her former lover is none other than a great poet who is celebrated by one and all. She decides to reunite with Kathir.
Do they reunite? Watch the touchy climax to know the answer.
Vijay has chosen a character that resembles his real self in many places. Though he fits the role of a deprived lover, he fails to emote well in intense sequences. Sri Devika is adequate.
Music director James Vick has come up with catchy melodies. Director Jeevan has managed to ensure that the movie stick to its theme and serve the purpose. One wishes that the movie could have been narrated with a better pace. Moreover, the turning points of the movie are quite predictable. The script is devoid of depth and genuine surprises.
Gnabagangal would have been a better fare had director cut dull and predictable moments in the narrative.