aadhalal-kadhal-seiveerDirector Suseenthiran after a brilliant directorial debut in “Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu” followed it up with an entertaining commercial potboiler in “Naan Mahan Alla” post that his next two films were much of a disappointment. “Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai” though was not a commercial hit, was appreciated in few quarters. “Rajapattai” which was touted as a big ticket entertainer failed miserably at the box-office inspite of it having Vikram in the lead.

Post the big ticket debacle, Suseenthiran has once again gone back to his forte which happens to be the strength of the story and its screenplay. In this latest film “Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer” he has cast a debutant Santhosh Ramesh playing the lead role while Manisha Yadav who played a pivotal role in Balaji Shaktivel’s “Vazhakku En 18/9” plays the female lead.

The film to begin with seems to be another run-of-the-mill college romance subject. Karthik (Santhosh Ramesh) a college graduate falls in love with Swetha (Manisha Yadav) another student of the same college. What follows for most of the film is the usual love story. Problem arises when the lead pair gets physically intimate to each other and as a result of which things go out of control.

Till this time, for a viewer the film does turn out to be a huge disappointment as there is nothing new that is dished out at them. After a few emotional scenes, the lead pair takes a decision which happens to be a brave one which doesn’t follow Tamil cinema ideology.

The most telling twist / impactful part of the film happens to be the climax which though doesn’t last for more than a few minutes, those few minutes brings tears down every parent’s eyes. Director Suseenthiran does show in this part that he belongs to a different breed of film makers. If not for the climax, the film would have been a bigger disaster than his previous film and also the climax brings out the seriousness of the issue that has showcased in the film.

The film has a running time of 106 minutes and considering the main intent of the film, it seems to be adequate. Other technical aspects of the film though not of top notch do its required job. Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is good in the title theme song and the climax, background score though is nothing commendable.

In terms of acting, Santhosh Ramesh in his first film lacks the skill that great actors possess. Manisha Yadav post her “Vazhakku En 18/9” experience seems to have put in another commendable effort. Poornima Bhagyaraj makes a comeback to acting while Jayaprakash plays a seasoned role as Swetha’s father.

Director Suseenthiran needs a special round of applause for the treatment given to this story written by Lenin Bharathi and has made sure that the intended message of the film does reach its intended audience. Hope this films does garner the all required attention at the box-office and its distributor Udhayanithi Stalin will go the full extent to make sure it does.

“Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer” is an impact film with a strong message for today’s teen and its climax steals the show.

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