Suri leads a happy-go-lucky righteous life in Bengaluru, where he has a Tom Boy Mouna, his distant relative, wooing him. But, in his heart, Suri still harbours feelings for his first love Poorvi.
Director Ananth Shine has tried to take the topic of first love, something that has oft been used by storytellers, and tried to give it his own masala spin. The story borders two stark settings, two different kinds of girls, but the same hero, who experiences love twice.
For debutants Arun and Nithya, this is quite a good film to be a part of, sadly, the director gets carried away and there are a few scenes and songs that take the film away from being near perfect for them.
The film again is shown completely from a one-dimensional male point of view, like most films, despite the director having multiple female characters. While the innocent first love that blossoms in the interiors of Karnataka is backed up by stunning visuals, there are some dialogues that play to the galleries but induce multiple WTF moments to the urban audience. Picture the heroine's naughty younger sister giving her gyaan on how only the men know how to love and will wait, while women's love is fickle. You wonder how sensible women would have said yes to a role like that.
In the urban setting, Aishwarya is shown in a rather bold Tom Boy role, riding her Bullet and matching the men. Yet, when she falls in love, she becomes the vulnerable victim, again something that is atypical of the brazen bold girl one would usually see. But, if one discounts these gender stereotyping narrative, the movie does entertain.
For debutant Arun, there are ample fight sequences and he does have good screen presence. But, he falters in some crucial emotional scenes, which he should improve soon. Nithya is every bit the good girl next door and plays her part well. In fact, she does remind viewers of her sister Rachita, especially the role in Bul Bul. Aishwarya has a meaty role and has justified her casting.
This film is sweet, has some good visuals, but the climax can give an aspiring screenwriter lessons on how not to stretch a film. Watch it if you like your dose of masala-laden dramas.