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Review: Navarasa Thilakam - Routine stuff

Friday, 19 February 2016
M Bharat Kumar

VJ-turned-actor Ma Ka Pa Anand tries his hand playing a solo hero with 'Navarasa Thilakam' and aptly chooses a comedy caper. Directed by Kamran, the movie is about an irresponsible youth in a village who falls in love and he does all dirty tricks to hold the hands of his beloved.

Besides Ma Ka Pa Anand and Srushti Dange in lead roles, the movie boasts of some big names like Karunakaran, Jayaprakash, Ilavarasu and Mahadevan. Music composer Siddharth Vipin plays a full-fledged role.

Produced by Sudharsan Vembutty, Navarasa Thilakam revolves around Murthy (Ma Ka Pa Anand). His father Pannerselvam (Ilavarasu) often chides him for his irresponsible ways.

Murthy in the company of his friend Alankaram (Karunakaran) does venture to do various business only to end a pauper. One fine day, Murthy meets Chitra (Srushti Dange) and it is love in the air. Coming to know that her elder sister is getting married to a government employee Thiru (Siddharth Vipin), Murthy befriends him. The rest is how he succeeds in his love life.

Ma Ka Pa Anand is casual and fits the role of boy-next-door well. Srushti Dange is cute and bubbly. Karunakaran plays a role that he had performed umpteen number of times in the past that of hero's sidekick.

Siddharth Vipin's tries to tickle your funny bone. And with veterans Ilavarasu and Jayaprakash adding to the flow, 'Navarasa Thilakam' is partly enjoyable. On the flip side, the jokes are cliched and the movie with one too many sub-plots meanders. Also the lengthy second half tests your patience.

Navarasa Thilakam is a family fare and filmmaker Kamran has partially succeeded in engrossing the attention of audience.

 


      

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