Reviewer's Summary - Average|
Year: September 2006
Actors: Surya, Jyothika, Bhumika Chawla, Vadivelu
Producer: K.E. Gyanavelraja
Screenplay & Dialogs: N.Krishna
Jillunu Oru Kaadhal is yet another ordinary Tamil masala movie that would have gone unnoticed but for the presence of three big stars - Surya, Jyothika and Bollywood import Bhumika Chawla.
In our view, the highlight of Jillunu Oru Kaadhal is its top quality music.
Surya's performance while adequate does not raise to the level of his acting in Kaakha Kaakha or Ghajini.
It is Bhumika Chawla who steals the show in Jillunu Oru Kaadhal although she has a lesser role, closely followed by Jyothika.
Jillunu Oru Kaadhal is a love triangle with Gautham (Surya), Kundavi (Jyothika) and Ishu (Bhumika Chawla) as the principal characters.
As college students, Gautham and Ishu are madly in love with each other. But the villain coming in the way of their happiness is Ishu's politician father.
Ishu's father separates the young couple and gets his goons to beat up Gautham badly. Time passes and Gautham is happily married to Kundavi until she stumbles upon his old diary and learns of his deep love for Ishu.
To complicate matters, Ishu arrives from Australia after six years.
Who will Gautham chose now? What happens to his happy marriage to Kundavi?
Jillunu Oru Kaadhal makes one thing clear. Onscreen lovebirds Surya and Jyothika (also off-screen lovebirds and scheduled to get married in a few days) share an obvious chemistry that the two do not share with others. For instance, Jyothika and Kamal Haasan just did not bring forth the same screen chemistry in
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu as the Surya-Jyothika pair did in Jillunu Oru Kaadhal.
A.R.Rehman's music is a joyous treat for the ears.
Virtually every song lingers in the mind long after you leave the movie hall. Jillendru Oru Kadhal, Machakaari, Majja Majja and New York Nagaram sent us into raptures.
The Machakaari song dance sequence involving Surya and Bhumika Chawla and Majja Majja featuring Surya and Jyothika were both well picturized.
The comedy scenes featuring Vadivelu is an irritating distraction and does not fit in well with the overall story.
It seems unlikely that Jillunu Oru Kaadhal will strike the same chord with the audience that Kaakha Kaakha or Ghajini did. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.