neethane-en-ponvasanthamDirector Gautham Vasudev Menon is a director who is known for his finesse in handling romantic subjects. Most of his previous films carries a depth when it comes to subjects that are rooted in romance. However, his latest offering in “Neethane En Ponvasantham” (NEP) is a huge disappointment considering the standards he had set for himself and the film had brought upon itself by virtue of its expectations. Law of averages caught up with Gautham in “Nadunisi Naaygal” and looks like the same Law will apply to him in this NEP.

Unlike his previous film “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya” this films doesn’t run along with umpteen twists to the storyline.  In short, the film is all about two lovers in various stages of their love lives. Varun Krishnan (Jiiva) and Nithya Vasudevan (Samantha) play the lead roles and Prakash (Santhanam) play the comedy track. The film has a decent story line albeit nothing new to it but the pace of the film disappoints badly to the viewers at large.

Screenplay lacks the required impetus to create a chord with the viewer, the sequences that unfold though seems realistic, the lackluster pace lets the film to drift apart. The movie has a running time of 150 minutes and in some places, it looks like the film is heading towards eternity before it draws to a close.

In terms of individual performance, Gautham Vasudev Menon has missed the target by a huge margin. Songs by Ilayaraja are chartbusters but the background score is of below par standards as Ilayaraja uses songs as fillers instead of some soul-stirring music. Cinematography by M S Prabhu and Om Prakash is commendable as they manage to bring in the necessary gloss to the film. Anthony’s editing should have been crisp instead it turns out to be a bit out of track.

When it comes to acting, Santhanam who is used for the comedy track does his part well as his comic one-liners does the trick. Jiiva in the lead role has limited scope to perform and within the boundary given to him, he has done his level best.

Samantha needs special praise and mention for her acting in this film. It’s been told numerous times that an actor needs to get into her character to perform the role to perfection and in that context, Samantha has lived in the character of Nithya Vasudevan. There are few scenes where she has displayed her exemplary acting skills and her best comes in the Climax scene where she battles within herself between reality and her disappointment.

It’s unfortunate that this film with so many drawbacks would fade off without any notice.

The film by virtue of its star power and expectations might run to packed houses in the opening weekend  but beyond that,  it’s going to be tough going for “ Neethane En Ponvasantham” and is sure to be a failure at the box-office.

“Neethane En Ponvasantham” might interest lovers but for others, it’s a huge disappointment.

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