Director: Gautham Menon
Producers: Manjula, Sanjay Swarup
Music Director: A R Rahman
Release date: February 26, 2010
Story:A touching love tale, the story begins with Karthik (Naga chaitanya) who is an aspiring film director and as soon as he passes out of college, he is on his attempts. His life changes when he sees Jesse (Samantha), the daughter of his house owner. He is smitten by her and from then on, he begins to woo her.
But then, Jesse doesn't encourage such moves as she is from a staunch Kerala Christian family and moreover, she is elder than Karthik. But Karthik is adamant and doesn't give up. At one point, she reveals her true feelings and just when Karthik things everything is fine, his life takes a turn. What is that turn? How does he cope with it? all this forms the rest of the story.
Presentation:The director has come up with a thoughtful romantic theme and he has excelled in both his presentation and narration. The dialogues were simple but deep, the script was fabulous and the screenplay was top notch. Background score was a bit disturbing at times but overall okay. Two songs were good but the picturisation of them was excellent. Full marks to cinematography and the way each angle and moment is captured. The single shot scenes were exemplary. Editing was crisp. Costumes were stylish and decent, art department was highly creative. Naga Chaitanya did a good job for his role but he must get a bit easy on the soft emotions like tears. Samantha has ruled the roost and she will simply capture the young hearts. Krishnudu brought in some smiles, the others were regular and contributed as required.
The feel of the film is quite realistic and it is without doubt that eight out of ten people will relate to it. This is a journey of nostalgia and tender emotions and no exaggerations in saying that couple of scenes wrenched the heart. While the first half is more on the entertaining and lighter emotions side, the second half is serious and emotional but it is here that the film scores the best. The technical values and production values take the film to a new league and with few powerful scenes, the impact is much stronger. This is purely for the class and mature audience and it could be that a minimal percentage of masses may also connect with it. At the box office, this deserves a hit.
Banner: Indira Productions
Cinematography: Manoj Paramahamsa
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Krishnudu, Tanya, Surekha Vani,Sanjay Swarup, Devan, Lakshmi, Puri Jagannadh, Trisha Alex and others