Prabhu Deva started his directional career with Telugu romantic movie Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, which went on to become a blockbuster in 2005. Though he was showered with offers, he chose to direct a film or two in a year. He opted action films over romantic genre films and succeeded. Now, he is back to love oriented movie with Engeyum Kadhal. The choreographer-turned-director roped in chocolate hero Jayam Ravi and Chinna Khushboo Hansika Motwani for the breezy entertainer. Read on for Engeyum Kadhal review.
Billionaire Kamal (Jayam Ravi) has a habit of taking a month off from his busy work schedule to relax and enjoy the life. After a hectic 12 month, he decides go to Paris. He wants to enjoy every minute of his vacation and disconnects his mobile to avoid disturbance. On the other hand, Kayalvizhi aka Kayal (Hansika Motwani) is a violinist, who is settled in France. In their very first encounter itself, she saves him from getting killed.Unlike every film, hero will not fall in love with heroine. It is just the opposite of it in Engeyum Kadhal. It is a love at first sight for her and she expresses the same to him. But Kamal, who does not believe in love, rejects her proposal and moves to India. A year later, they catch up again at the same place. The rest of the story should be seen on-screen.
Jayam Ravi has given his best performance. It is a tailor-made story and character for him. Especially, he has worked on his expressions and reduced his weight for this film, which are clearly visible on screen. Hansika Motwani, who is referred as junior Kushboo, has given excellent performance. Her chemistry has gelled well with Ravi. In fact, they share an excellent on-screen chemistry. Raju Sundaram gives the audience comic relief through his dialogues. Rest other characters like Suman, Marion Arnaud have done justice to their roles.
When it comes to the technical team, musician Harris Jayaraj and cinematographer Nirav Shah steal the show. The music director has given one of the best tunes for this film and he also rocks with his background score. And the cameramen has wonderfully captured the beautiful locales in his lens. It is an eye feast. They are the behind the screen heroes of Engeyum Kadhal. Rest other departments have given their best. All these credits should go to Prabhu Deva for making such a jolly and a cheerful film. He has taken best out of every cast and crew of the film.
In the nutshell, though the movie has quite a few loopholes, it is avoidable, as Engeyum Kadhal is a complete family entertainer. Especially, young couples will surely like this film. It is a great experience to watch the love story at France backdrop.
Cast: Jayam Ravi, Hansika Motwani, Suman etc.
Director: Prabhu Deva
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Nirvan Shah
Producer: Kalpathi S Agoram