Cast: Sri, Harish Kalyan, Srushti Dange, Samskruthy Shenoy, Chandini Tamilarasan, Harish Uthaman, Nisha Krishnan, Nandakumar and others
Cinematography: Martin Joe
Direction: Ramesh Subramanian
Producers: Suseenthiran, N Thai Saravanan & A Nandhakumar
Director-producer Suseendhiran has encouraged one of his former aides to turn director with Vil Ambu, taking up (partial) responsibility of producing the film. It’s indeed a welcome trend in Kollywood that those who have courted success are plotting the success stories of their talented assistants.
Vil Ambu is about couple of youngsters, from upper class and lower middle class, residing in the same locality. Based on the concept ‘destiny’, Vil Ambu chronicles the lives of petty thief and a reluctant IT professional.
Though the duo are living nearby, they never get to meet each other from the beginning till the end but somehow they keep influencing each other’s lives. The twists and turns in the story keeps the audiences interested for more than two hours.
Today’s youngsters will not find it hard at all to relate themselves to Harish’s Arul character . Presenting a story with multiple branches in a feature film studded with gripping screenplay is not an easy assignment yet debutant Ramesh has done a fair job. YogiBabu’s hilarious comedy counters are worth-watching and realistic.
This film looks as if it is the the best dual hero subject witnessed in recent times and the realistic screenplay will definitely keep viewers interested in the film for a few more weeks. Final 20 minutes or so is so gripping that not a soul leaves the seat.
Ramesh has surely scored with his casting ability in Vil Ambu. Lead actors Sri, Harish Kalyan and Samskruthy Shenoy have delivered brilliant performances, making their characters look authentic.
It looks as if each of them are real-life characters and are living with us. Chandini has made best use of the opportunity given to her and comes across as a breath of fresh air as she delivers a power-packed performance and is most notable in the climatic sequence.
While Srushti Dange doesn’t have much to do, comedian Yogi Babu is an added advantage as he brings down the roof with his witty one-liners.
Cinematographer Martin Joe’s hard-work is admirable and so is Navin’s background score which is just appropriate for a film of this genre.
• Performance of lead actors
• Screenplay and dialogues
• Editing (at times shoddy)
Verdict: Vil Ambu hits the target for sure!