‘3’ – a review
‘Kolaveri’ made us look forward to the film. Made like films by Selvaraghavan, the film does not have the imprint of director Aiswarya’s individuality and hence gives us a headache.
12th Standard boy Dhanush (You have to believe it!) gets a glimpse of Sruthi on a rainy day. He repairs her cycle chain and falls in love with her. He follows her and accompanies her to her tuition class and makes her respond to his love.
Love makes her burn her passport as Sruthi refuses to go to America and announces her love for Dhanush to the family. Which parents would give green signal for young people’s love affair? Rebelling against her parents, they get married at a discotheque (what a radical thinking!).
What follows would need 50 Amrutanjan bottles!
What puts us off is the usual love scene where a boy goes and announces his love for a girl as if he had never seen a girl before. They have picturised the world famous ‘Kolaveri’ song very ordinarily and that is bound to disappoint the expectations of the audience.
Sruthi’s mute sister is a wonderful character. Always with a smiling face, she touches us when she attempts to support her sister. Sivakarthikeyan makes us notice her in every scene she appears.
Dhanush carries on with the same mannerism he showed in the film ‘Mayakkam Enna’ and we get an impression of watching a remake of ‘Mayakkam Enna’. Sruthi has made a better attempt at acting than in ‘Arivu’. Sunder who appears in a friend’s role in ‘Mayakkam Enna’ continues to have the same character in this film too.
The scenes that show Dhanush as dead happen to be the bedrock of the film. Aiswarya deserves our appreciation in having made an attempt to make them reach us. The scene where Sruthi gets frustrated in not being able to hit Dhanush with her confession ‘I am unable to get angry with you’ is done well.
It is a consolation that the songs are not a disturbance to the flow of the story. Music director Anirudh has done well in having given importance to silence in most places in his background score. The only fight sequence that Silva has directed has turned out to be very good.
‘Kolaveri’ song that induces audience to come to the theatres
Resemblance to Selvaraghavan’s films
Slow moving after the intermission