By Cool Guy
TVSK, short for Theeya Velai Seyyanum Kumaru is yet another romantic comedy.
The obsession to churn out predictable romantic comedies is a plague afflicting Tamil film directors.
Why else would films like Soodhu Kavvum turn out to be such rare commodities.
Cast: Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Delhi Ganesh, Ganesh Venkatraman
Direction: Sundar C
Music: C. Sathya
The film’s hero Kumar (Siddharth), who works at an IT company, dislikes love.
However, when Sanjana (Hansika) joins his office, cupid’s arrow strikes Kumar and he falls in love with her. The heroine is blissfully unaware about her colleague’s love for her.
Since our hero is shy, he is unable to express his feelings.
To compound Kumar’s woes, there is handsome George (Ganesh Venkataraman) in the office, who has all the female colleagues going ga-ga over him.
When George expresses his love for Sanjana, she reciprocates.
A disheartened Kumar asks “Mokia”/Sathish (Santhanam) for help.
What happens next is revealed as the story moves on.
Direction and Screenplay
It is clear that the main storyline is inspired from the 1975 Hindi movie Chhoti Si Baat.
And the character of Santhanam is inspired by “Love Guru” Will Smith in Hitch.
Theeya Velai Seyyanum Kumaru suffers from a weak script.
The dialogues penned by Soodhu Kavvum director Nalan Kumarasamy are of the mediocre kind.
Santhanam is the real hero of the film who salvages things a bit with his comedy.
Siddharth has little to do in a poorly written role.
Hansika is clueless in the acting department.
Some jokes are silly but thankfully a few are funny.
The only positive is that all the characters in the film ooze energy, which to a degree engages viewers.
It is shocking that Ganesh Venkataraman of Unnaipol Oruvan ‘fame’ has appeared in a short role. His character disappears midway through the film and has very little substance.
And perhaps this is the first IT company in India in which employees wear silly dresses and forever blabber about quarterly budget celebrations.
Screenplay and direction are amateurish.
To discerning viewers, it may seem that director Sundar.C lost his marbles while making this film.
Often some silly songs with poor choreography come in between and spoils the pace.
How can one forgive Sundar C for badly utilizing a seasoned performer like “Delhi” Ganesh.
Is this the same director who made the laugh riot “Ulathai Alitha” and the half-decent “Anbe Sivam“?
The only saving grace is comedy king Santhanam and appropriate casting of supporting characters.
In addition to the length of the film, the songs too add to the pain quotient.
For relief from the songs, I desperately looked at my phone for any kind of distraction.
Except for “Loveku Yes” and “Azhagendral,” the music is disappointing.
Sathya is the music composer.
Is this the same guy who gave us the lovely songs in Engeyum Eppothum.
Despite some twists and the presence of Santhanam, I found the film disappointing overall.
My recommendation would be to skip it
If you are a die-hard fan of Santhanam, it is a one-time watch.
For the masochists keen on watching the film in theaters, the pain will be your certain reward.