This romantic comedy is a remake of the Telegu film, Chandamama.
Subramaniam, (Prabhu) an Ayurvedic physician is a much respected man in his village. His only daughter Anita (Monica) returns home from Chennai after completing a course in fashion designing. Having lost her mother at a very young age, Anita is close to her father and they share a special bond. Soon Anita’s marriage is fixed with Ilango (Arvind), son of Vedachalam, (Haneefa).
While Vedachalam is a good for nothing, his son is a perfect match. Illango falls in love with Anita. But Anita tells him of her past, about her lover Akash, (Navdeep) who had jilted her after a one night stand. Illango, though shattered meets Akash and tries to unite him with Anita.
And in this attempt, he finds himself falling in love with Anita’s cousin, Eshwari (Saranya Mohan). Now the story is about uniting the two pairs of lovers. And Anita does not want to hurt her father with the knowledge of her past.
Set in a rustic background, the film entertains with its moments of comedy, slapstick albeit. And it talks about a young daughter who is willing to sacrifice her love so that her father is not disappointed, a trait not that often seen in today’s films.
Prabhu as the father is good. Manorama as Illango’s grandmother is at her usual best. Haneefa in his colourful outfits keeps the audience chuckling with his dialogues. While Arvind and Monica are adequate, it is Saranya Mohan who impresses with her acting. Navdeep makes a mark too.
The songs are good. Good camera work with stunning visuals showing nature at her best.
There are moments when the film sags, but if you have a penchant for clean family drama, this one could be straight up your alley.
By Mythily Ramachandran