Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren Movie Review
Comedy capers and Vijay Sethupathi have always been the closest synonyms, which remains so much exemplified with most of his flicks. In this outing ‘Oru Nalla Nalla Paathu Solren’, he is back with his impulsive humorous spell that is already witnessed with visual promos. The film marks the directorial debut of Arumuga Kumar with Gautham Karthik, Gayathri and Niharika Konidela in lead roles alongside Vijay Sethupathi.
Set against the backdrops of Yamasingapuram village located at foothills of somewhere in Andhra Pradesh, Yaman (Vijay Sethupathi) belongs to a nomadic tribe, which has its livelihood by stealing and looting things. Yes, they are called Organic thieves as they steal without hurting anyone physically or causing trouble to them. Yaman visits Chennai along with his sidekicks – Purushothaman (Ramesh Thilak) and Narasiman (Rajkumar) for a new robbery mission. On an unexpected turn, Yaman comes across a beautiful college girl Sowmiya (Niharika Konidela) and kidnaps her, which is against his tribal rules. Now Sowmiya’s boyfriend (Gautham Karthik) and his friend (Danny) set out to rescue her.
The first obvious that strikes something special about the film is the title ‘Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren’. If you’re looking out for the significance with the film, it could be indeed a spoilsport. Yes, there is a surprise element of Vijay Sethupathi kidnapping Niharika prior to intermission, but revealing them would actually turn down your excitements. It looks so much evident that Arumuga Kumar has taken scrutinizing efforts over penning the screenplay. Moreover, balancing the prominence between Vijay Sethupathi and Gautham Karthik could’ve been a tougher task, but the filmmaker distinctly draws perfect characterizations for them. Vijay Sethupathi’s humorous episodes will definitely keep their fans in laugher riot. You could even feel it with his voiceover from the title credits to the non-stop 3-4 minutes of soliloquy will have its finest reception in theatres. Gautham Karthik and Danny together have some fun-filled moments to enchant upon.
The first half moves at a rapid pace, where 65 minutes passes off in a flash and post-intermission sequences too keep us engrossed despites some slight slow paced moments. The flashback sequence of Vijay Sethupathi has its fun too. There aren’t much to look upon the flip side and maybe, the second half set against same location could turn out to be a small diminishing element. But that doesn’t affect the narration anywhere.
During this era, where most of the comedy genre are linked with ‘Adult’ theme, director Aarumuga Kumar deserves special mention for adding humour to an unusual premise of tribal and urban collage. The contribution by every actor, who try to do their best in tickling our funny bones excel in their own way.
Verdict: A rib-tickling entertainer, especially for Vijay Sethupathi fans.