Saw the movie Unakkum Enakkum over the holiday weekend. First, I think it is a good approach by Karunanidhi to encourage films to be named in thamizh luring producers with the tax-free carrot. Stark contrast to Ramadoss and his henchmen who tore posters and damaged cinema halls.
It is amusing, however, to note that NOBODY refers to the movie as Unakkum Enakkum. Even the box office lady when I asked for the tickets, clarified, "You mean Something Something? Are you asking for Something Something". I blushed immediately, for she was kind of cute, but quickly realised she was referring to the erstwhile name of the movie.
I enjoyed the movie thoroughly! Which was a major surprise because the movie had:
- Jeyam Ravi, whom I don't like
- Trisha, whom I like, but not in village belle clothes, and sucked in this movie
- Cliched sentiment scenes
- 0% chemistry between the lead pair
- Almost no logic
- Predictable toilet/bad cooking jokes every 5 minutes
What worked in the movie for me was Devi Sri Prasad's music (which was ripped apart in all magazine reviews), Santhanam's comedy (the guy RULES), and..... god knows what else! Really surprising, but not a single dull moment in the movie! :-)
I had this opinion about myself that I could not enjoy masala movies anymore, and that I'd progressed to "classier" movies. The great time I had watching this one reassured me that I'm still a normal human being.