Engeyum Eppodhum Movie Review, Rating [3/5]

Cast: Jai, Sharwanand, Anjali, Anuya and others.
Director: M Saravanan
Music: Sathya
Cinematography: Velraj
Producer: AR Murugadoss
Release Date: September 16, 2011
We often read and hear about road accidents and will not bother to think too much about it. Yes, it a human nature and until and unless one experiences it in his life, he would not know – what it is all about. Well, AR Murugadoss’ first production venture Engeyum Eppodhum has a similar concept in which director Saravanan has fabricated a love tale.

The film start offs with an accident, where two buses crash at each other on a National Highway in Villipuram. The real story begins with the flashbacks of two couples, Gautham (Sharwanand)-Amudha (Ananya) and Kadhiresan (Jai)-Manimegalai (Anjali). Amudha, who has completed her engineering course, comes to Chennai for an interview and accidentally meets Gautham. As she is not familiar with the city, he helps to reach her destination. They travel together in a city bus and his acts found an admirer in her.

On the other end, there is another love story of Kadhiresan and Manimegalai. While he is a good-hearted man, who works in an automobile company, his ladylove works as a nurse in a hospital and leads the life in reality. Meanwhile, Amudha, who leaves to Tiruchy after the interview, realises that her heart is wandering for someone, whom she met in Chennai a few days ago. Even Gautham is also going through the same phase.

Hence, the lovers-to-be want to meet each other and express their love. While she leaves Tiruchy to meet him, Gautham takes a bus to reach her place. Simultaneously, Kadhiresan and his girlfriend board the same bus to meet his parents, who is in Tiruchy. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Sharwanand as an urban lad has done his best. His mannerisms and attitude in the film are acceptable and his act during his first encounter with Ananya is entertaining. Anjali is cute and her innocence attracts the audience throughout the film. Jai steals the show with his wonderful performance. Indeed, he gets the maximum marks among four. Cinematography by Velraj is good, music by Sathya is not up to the mark. But his background score is impressive, editor Anthony could have mercilessly chopped some scenes in the first half of the film, as it drags at parts. Finally, the captain of the ship, director Sarvanan, who has done a decent job in his first attempt. Indeed, he has lived up to the audience’s expectations. His screenplay is excellent except a few minor mistakes. Nonetheless, he is a newcomer and those errors could be avoided.

A man’s varied emotions could be seen in Engeyum Eppodhum. The movie is engaging, entertaining and has a message.

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