Idhu Namma Aalu Review (2016)

Idhu Namma Aalu
Director – Pandiraj
Starcast – Simbu, Nayanthara, Andrea, Soori

Idhu Namma Aalu is a tale of Shiva (Simbu), a youngster from Chennai who falls with Myla (Nayanthara) and the story of the film is their journey from love to marriage with a few glimpses of Shiva’s past. The film is a rom-com with a rather weak plot, strong humour and good performances.

Thumbs up:

• Soori is the one of the main strengths of Idhu Namma Aalu. So much so that it would not be wrong to say that the film enormously banks on his dialogues and one-liners (that are plenty in number).

• It was a pleasure to see Simbu on screen after a long hiatus. He plays the role of Shiva, the boy-next-door, effortlessly. We loved that sight hint of innocence in his character.

• It is a visually pleasing film. Good work by the cinematographer and art director.

• Simbu’s younger brother Kuralarasan makes his debut as a composer with this film. The background score is good and the songs are average.

• Nayanthara, Andrea, Santhanam and Jayaprakash have given good performances. Nayanthara and Simbu look great together! (No pun intended)

Thumbs down:

• There is nothing fresh or new about the story. It’s a usual, run-of-the-mill story presented ordinarily.

• The second half is slow and draggy.

• In the name of twists and turns, there are some really silly fights. (Maybe the director wanted to keep it light!)

• The placement of some songs seem force-fitted.

Verdict:
Idhu Namma Aalu is a rom-com that is a one time watch!

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