You know what they say- “Laughter is the best medicine”.
Every person wants to laugh and feel positive and cheerful. Today’s way of life is fast and stressful and most of the times there is no time to laugh. Intelligently written comedies can help to alter this state of mind and tensions of a person and thus refresh him for the challenges of life.
Director Rajesh’s who has given two consecutive hits proves once again that he is the king of comedies. Oru Kal Oru Kannadi is a barrel of laughs with a wafer-thin story.
Saravanan (Uday) and Parthasarathy (Santhanam) work at a popular multiplex and are close buddies. Saravanan sees Meera (Hansika) at a traffic signal and it is love at first sight for him. He follows her and realises that she is the daughter of a top police officer (Sayaji Shinde) and she is not interested in him.
What follows is a roller-coaster ride, as Saravanan tries to impress and win Meera’s love as she does not think great about him. OKOK works largely because of Rajesh’s smart packaging, dialogues and the lead actors Uday and Santhanam, as their chemistry is unbeatable. The film is light and easy and enjoyable for the most part. The pace is fast and the jokes come at furious speed.
Packed with clever one-liners, Santhanam carries the film to the winning post. He is in top form and no wonder; he is a superstar in his own right. Uday’s debut is promising and hats off to him (he is also the producer) to underplay his role and allow Santhanam, Hansika and Saranya to hog the show.
The film wouldn’t be half the film it is if it weren’t for the abundant charm and sheer screen presence of Hansika. One of the highlights in the film is the one in which Hansika brings her fiancée to a restaurant to introduce Saravavan to him and the scenes inside the aircraft. Hansika’s lip sync is perfect, comedy timing is impeccable and she looks good.
Saranya Ponvannan is outstanding in creating a lovable and ultimately memorable character as Saravanan’s mother who is struggling to complete her graduation. It’s hard to imagine another actor pull off such an unselfconscious performance with such ease.
Harris songs though repetitive is hummable and the pick of the album is Kathal Oru Butterfly and Veenam Macha. Picturisation reminds you of several Suriya songs (Ayan, Aadhavan among others).
If all you’re looking for is a relaxed time at the movies, then, this is Good Fun. Go with your buddies, you’ll laugh till you have tears in your eyes!