Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (Review) – An Enjoyable Ride. Hitchcockian On A Lower Scale. 3.5/5
Review of Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada – There is a kind of excitement when a splendid cast, a great music director and a truly talented director come together. Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is an action-romantic film directed by Gautham Menon starring Silambarasan and Manjima Mohan. What is the end result?
A good thriller does not require a bombastic techno or a super human hero. Here the plot and characters fits in perfectly in addition to beautiful music tracks of AR Rahman, but what is missing is the flow, the placement of songs, and the connection between scenes in the second half. Certain moments that were built up to effect didn’t really hamper the momentum. The poetic, energetic, refreshing soundtracks composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Thamarai tries to hold the movie together even though some awkward song placement takes away the excitement from us. AR Rahman’s bgm is marvelous throughout the movie.
Dialogues are extremely well written, and there are many scenes which have Gautham Menon’s magical touch and the song visuals are beautiful. We wish Gautham is in full form. STR and Manjima Mohan scenes in the first half are so beautiful with classy touches here and there. One of the best parts of Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, Manjima Mohan is super cute as Leela and STR/Simbu is at his best like in Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya. Who else did use STR like Gautham. STR looks perfect. It’s good to see Simbu/STR back on form. The lovely characters goes through cute love scenes before turning into action mode towards the second half. While the movie is well done, there came a point where you will think ‘Oh My God how much longer can this plot line be played out?’ Not really a complete loss but worthy of a sit through with plenty of popcorn but not powerful enough to warrant full attention from a fan of the genre. You will have fun, it is comic, some time serious, it will make you feel the tension, the performances are good, the idea is good too.
First half is repeat viewable, Gautham Menon makes you falling in love so heartwarmingly with the characters, and second half is decent, features some really intense moments, and it reminds a lot of Duel. The end result is an enjoyable ride, one which with a more sharply focused story probably could have been something much greater. This movie was by far the best Simbu movie after Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya. A good movie to see in the theater, although it doesn’t deliver the best of Gautham Menon. Remember this, even at the worst form Gautham gives you a film much greater than the majority of the directors here at their top form. It’s a pretty good thriller with some action and surprises that make it quite entertaining. It’s a movie that you will have much of suspense, romance, lovely songs and is a thriller which is not so bad.
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