Aadhi Shanmugam (Ravi) is a criminal who operates out of Bangkok. He sees Karishma (Neetu Chandra) at a bar, saves her from trouble and promptly falls in love with her. She takes him to Mumbai to meet her ailing dad but once there, it turns out she is not who she claims to be.
Ameer's earlier works - '
' and '
' - have been lessons in filmmaking for aspiring directors. His latest offering also teaches an important lesson - how not to make a movie. It is the best example to show that even a talented auteur must rein in his/her flights of fancy, lest they get the better of them and make a hotchpotch of their experiment.
The movie is a disaster from the word go. Characters walk in and walk out, neither adding to the flow of the movie nor making any impression on the viewer. It almost seems if the director did not have a script or a plan of action and everything was decided on the shooting spot. There is no attention to detail and there are faux pas galore. For example, in the climax sequence Aadhi is shown chasing Karishma on the streets and roads of Goa, but then she stops her car and tries to hide in a fort, and lo, in a minute, we are transplanted to a fort in Rajasthan. Hollywood, at least, uses time machines; Kollywood doesn't seem to have heard of them. There are many more goofs - Karishma works in a bar, but when Aadhi asks her for a shot of scotch, she gives it to him in a martini glass. How more sillier can it get? Just hold on, it actually does. Another character drinks only red wine, and when served, he asks for ice cubes to be put in the drink. And we are left speechless.
And the less said of the characters, the better. Ravi looks the part of a sophisticated gangster, suits and all, but has limited scope for performance, with the director confused about what he wants him to do. Neetu Chandra comes out slightly better as her character has various shades. Sudha Chandran, Saiju Kurup and Babu Antony have glorified guest roles, and are featured only in a couple of scenes.
Ameer, one part of the famous Madurai trio of Bala and Sasikumar that showcased the best of Tamil cinema to the world, has completely lost his way in an attempt to make a commercial entertainer. He has much work to do (or undo) before he can reclaim his place on the pedestal.