>> Monday 21 April 2008
|Banner:||R.K. Productions PVT. LTD.|
|Cast:||Dhanush, Nayantara, Raguvaran, Karthick, Karunas, Mano Bala, Viswanathan|
|Direction:||Mithran R. Jawahar|
|Production:||Dr. K. Vimalageetha|
|Music:||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
Will Dhanush deliver his best in a candy floss love film? Will a movie on family value and emotions strike audience these days? These were the questions doing rounds in Kollywood prior to the release of 'Yaradi Nee Mohini'. However Dhanush has answered in his own inimitable style in 'Yaradi Nee Mohini'.
With Nayantara giving him the right company, the lanky actor has proved that he is just the perfect material who can do even matured roles with same ease and elan.
After an action-packed 'Polladhavan', he has come up with romance-filled 'Yaradi Nee Mohini', a remake of his brother Selvaraghavan's recent Telugu hit 'Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verulay'.
Thanks to debutant director Jawahar managing to retain the basic essence of the original, which sways our hearts instantly and a better performance by Dhanush, the movie strike chord instantly. It is a typical 'Mills and Boons' type of romance. A young boy comes across beautiful girl and love blossoms. She leaves an impact in his life.
An unemployed youth Vasu (Dhanush), is dependent on his father (Raghuvaran) for his daily expenses. Often chided by his father for his callous attitude, he starts to search for a job desperately.
One day he sees Keerthi (Nayanthara), falls in love and follows her to a software company, where she works in. So he works hard to get a job in that office.
And he does so with Keerti's help. Vasu is smitten by Keerthi but when he confesses his love for her she tells him she is engaged to her cousin (Karthik) who happens to be Vasu's close friend.
Sequence of events forces Vasu to visit his friend's village where Keerthi and his friends get ready for their wedding. Their parents live in a huge joint family which is headed by a conservative and strict patriarch (K Vishwanath). Keerthi does not realize her feelings for Vasu.
But in course of time, she starts to develop and affinity towards Vasu. Whom will she marry forms the climax.
A right mix of action, humour, drama, sentiments and family emotions, 'Yaradi Nee Mohini' provides a fresh feel to the audience, who had witnessed a slew of action-packed commercial masala entertainers in the recent past. The canvas is huge in the second half with a large number of family members, but each member has a role to play.
Yuvan Shankar's brisk musical score and the dazzling performance by Dhanush, Nayantara, K, K Vishwanath are the other major highlights of the movie. However the real scene-stealer is Raghuvaran. As a strict father, his natural and subtle emotions evoke applause.
Jawahar has treaded a safe path by simply recreating the original and retaining the emotions to the maximum.