The story revolves around a middle-class couple, Renjith and Janaki, who want to be rich. The decision of Janaki to accept a lucrative offer to be a surrogate mother leads to events the couple have not anticipated.
is an adorable film. This film has to be loved for the way its director guards his narrative from drab, weepy sequences till a certain point, after which he can't help but let off certain sentimentality. But then it is perfectly justified since
deals with surrogate motherhood and the emotions that evolve out of it naturally. Deepu Anthikad is insistent that the intensity of his narrative does not bog down the set of characters.
To achieve this seemingly easy, but a bit taxing process, he is immensely helped by an actor who has been hungry for a long time to do something good in his film career. Jayaram pulls off what he has always been best at, and what he has not done for quite some time - to appear earthy, jovial and extremely lovable. Rachana, an actress blessed with a pretty and expressive face, makes a stunning debut.
The movie is set in Chennai, where an earnest but showy middle-class couple; Renjith (Jayaram) and Janaki (Rachana) nurtures colourful dreams about life. He is a tailor, who is searching for loans to start his own garment factory. His wife, a slightly brash woman, carries a cold sense of pragmatism. Their needs prompt them to take an offer put forth by an infertility specialist (played by Mukesh). Rachana agrees to be the surrogate mother for an NRI couple looking for a baby.
Just as 'certain similarities' surge up in the narrative, Deepu manages them deftly and he handles it smartly. He lets his own characters acknowledge it and when Rachana does that with a charm that comes so naturally to her, the film brings to itself a touch of fluidity. There is a scene in the film, when the couple confronted with an unforeseen hurdle, tries to do away with it. For a second, Renjith is brooding and Janaki is apologetic. Renjith comforts his wife, "I can understand the pain of a mother". Janaki looks at him, rather stares at him and snaps with a twitch of her lips. "What pain?" The flushed look on Renjith is equally shared by the viewers.
This ploy serves the film to a great extent. Scenes tend to slip into a soggy melodrama and at exactly at that point Deepu makes one of his characters intervene by making them even more human and less dramatic. The result is a handful of good-hearted moments. The frames of Vijay Ulakanath helps a lot - be it in grabbing the pain or picturing the joy, he looks for nice angles. Towards the end,
might not be as lovable as it looked in the beginning. Nevertheless, this can be ignored for it offers so much to love.