Kumar (Siddharth) falls in love with Sanjana (Hansika), a new recruit in the IT company he works in. Unable to express his love, he seeks guidance from 'love guru' Mokia (Santhanam). Matters queer when Mokia finds out Kumar is in love with his sister.
Sundar C is on a roll. After tasting success with '
' last year, he comes up with another winner in '
' (You have to work hard, Kumar!). Another reason for him to stick to direction and refrain from acting in senseless and unwatchable movies.
Right from the word go, you know that Kumar will succeed in wooing Sanjana, but it is to Sundar's credit that he is able to maintain interest till the very end. Just when you feel that the movie is sagging a bit, he comes up with a twist or a funny scene to pep up the proceedings. Editors Praveen K L and Srikanth N B also do their bit to maintain audience involvement by keeping the movie racy.
Siddharth sort of reprises his role from last year's 'Kaadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi', adding just a little bit of geekiness to fit in as an employee of an IT company. He displays a flair for comedy, and the dumb fashion in which he takes part in the exercises given to him by Mokia are good fun. Hansika as Sanjana does her job of looking pretty very well and is a treat to watch. But it is Vidyullekha who comes up with a howlarious performance as Sanjana's friend. Her screen time may be limited, but watch out for the scene in which she bemoans how she has been cheated by her lover Satish alias Mokia.
Santhanam goes hep for his role as a 'love guru' (much like Will Smith in 'Hitch'), and the makeover is not limited to his dress alone; the dialogues too are thankfully clean. His scene with Manobala, who plays a pimp at a brothel, is among the best scenes in the movie, the other being his confrontation with Chitra Lakshmanan, who plays his father.
The dialogues are uniformly funny, and the touch of 'Soodhu Kavvum' director Nalan Kumarasamy is clearly felt. The description of Ganesh Venkataraman, who plays the role of a casanova project manager George in the IT company, as "gym ku pona Gemini Ganesan" is an absolute gem.
Composer C Sathya comes up with two good numbers in 'Azhagendral' and 'Lovukku yes', though the song placements leave a lot to be desired.
If the movie works despite its predictable storyline, it is because of the terrific effort put in by the supporting cast comprising Bosskey, RJ Balaji, Devadarshini, Jennifer and the employees at the IT company, though one would give an arm and a leg to work in an organization that is more bothered about party dress codes than software codes.