Ooty Varai Uravu
Reviewer's Summary - Nice Comedy
Actors: Sivaji Ganesan, Balaiah, K.R.Vijaya, Nagesh, Muthuraman, V.K. Ramasamy
Director: C. V. Sridhar
Producer: Kay Cee Films
Music: M S Viswanathan
One of the popular films from the 1960s, Ooty Varai Uravu is a fine comedy featuring Sivaji Ganesan, K.R.Vijaya, Balaiah, Nagesh, Muthuraman and V.K.Ramasamy.
Undoubtedly, the highpoint of this movie is an extraordinary performance by the late comedian Balaiah. By god, this guy is amazing. We've probably never laughed so much in our lives. Long after the movie is over, Balaiah's vivid expressions remain indelibly etched in our memory.
Compared to Balaiah (A.K.A. Balayya), the younger generation of Tamil film comedians like Vadivelu and Vivek come across as rank amateurs.
Thankfully, Sivaji Ganesan is better in Ooty Varai Uravu than in some of his other dreadful movies like Uyarntha Manithan.
Besides the comedy and fine performances by Balaiah and Nagesh, the other highlight of Ooty Varai Uravu is M.S.Vishwanathan's music. It was fairly common to hear songs from this movies blaring over loudspeakers in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu in the late 1960s, 1970s and even in the early 1980s.
Thedinen Vandhathu, Happy Indru Muthal and Ange Maalai Mayakkam are some of the pleasing songs from this movie.
While on a business trip by train, Ravi (Sivaji Ganesan) is shocked when he accidentally learns that his father (Balaiah) has another family and a daughter Vijaya (K.R.Vijaya) that no one's been aware of all these years. Apparently, Vijaya's mother has died and the girl is actually going to meet the father she has never seen.
Vijaya arrives at Sivaji's house. Balaiah is shocked to learn of the outcome of his youthful indiscretions. But he has no choice but to acquiese in Vijaya staying in their house. He spins a yarn to the other members of his family that she's his friend's daughter.
But there's more to Vijaya than what appears on the surface and Ravi quickly realizes that.
Soon to Balaiah's great chagrin and agony, Vijaya and his son Ravi fall in love.
There's also a parallel love story featuring Ravi's friend Sundaram (Muthuraman) and a parallel comedy track as well featuring Nagesh as an incompetent and garrulous doctor with an ambitious wife.
All in all, Ooty Varai Uravu is a laugh riot. - Copyright SearchIndia.com