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Engeyum Eppodhum

Last updated: 23 September, 2011
S Viswanath

Accidents do serve their purpose

Tamil (U/A) Cast: Jai, Anjali, Sarvanand, Ananya Director: Sarvanan

Every once a while comes a cinema that stirs you to stand up and take notice. One such is Engeyum Eppodhum, which wafts across like an autumn wind, reinforcing all is not lost on good films.

This, of course, comes with a caveat. Though a sincere trendsetter, Engeyum... is, however, enmeshed in the mundane, commercial

claptrap which is a tad disheartening. Yet, Saravanan, protege of an equally mercurical maverick A R Murugadas, deserves applause on his debut.

Engeyum... etches a breezy and brilliant love story that covets you. Sarvanan’s soulful saga has two different strands of love stories — one set in Chennai and the other in Tiruchy. If the first between Amudha and Gautham is one of choice, the second of Kadhiresan and Manimeghalai is of chance.

The twain meet and meld following a tragic mishap when two buses, cruising to these two cities, collide midway, ferrying the two pairs of lovebirds, triggering the flashback and culminating in a haunting climax.

What sets apart Saravanan’s scintillating storyline and sparking screenplay is the effortless ease with which the love tracks run and is so different and true to life.
The foursome of Jai, Anjali, Sarva and Ananya, infuse not only thoroughness but also life into their roles with their vivid, vibrant and vivacious spontaneity, being true to their characterisations. Further, what works for Engeyum... is the ensemble evocative background score by newbie Sathya as also captivating cinematography of Velraj.
Engeyum..., which takes its title from one of Kamal Haasan’s songs, is resplendant and riveting, being seasoned with the pains and pangs of urban love, comedy and tantalising twist, making it a chic and charming fare bringing bountiful bouquet for Saravanan. Engeyum... is a not-to-be-missed movie.


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