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Times of India
Kannan, an ambitious auto driver, saves Anjali from goons but the injured girl goes into coma. When Anjali's rich father takes him to be her lover, Kannan decides to play along to solve his financial problems. With the cook in Anjali's household, Appukutty, and her sister Sanjini, having their doubts, how long can he maintain the facade?
A comedy on mistaken identities and impersonation isn't new in Tamil cinema and
Summa Nachunu Irukku
is content to repeat what we have seen earlier in our films. It rides on convenient coincidences, slapdash scenes and broad performances by actors who utter the lines in the hope that at least a few might tickle you. And, it is also shot with the aesthetics of a TV comedy show despite being set in Malaysia and featuring helicopters, a fleet of cars and a palatial mansion. This is so unlike Bollywood, which at least jazzes up its lowbrow films (think Rohit Shetty and David Dhawan's films) with opulent visuals and chic actors.
At least, Venkatesh knows how to keep things ticking even when they are mundane and contrives to have scenes which seem funny even when the execution is off the mark, and so you do not bother much. And, he seems to have taken a few pages of Sundar C's handbook; so, you have the young man pretending to be someone else for his personal gain (
), the suspecting servant in the household (
Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar)
, the disowned brother wanting revenge on his sibling (
and a climatic wedding that results in crazy confusion (
Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga
). The only thing it lacks is the pizzaz to make it genuinely funny.