Bon Jovi wouldn't be proud of this guy. He doesn't make it in time. And this time, it's not just the girlfriend waiting in a pop-rock concert, either. There's much more drama, in typical South-Indian style, and the stakes are much higher. So the ending, at least of that wait, isn't as simple as the guy holding his ears. It takes a long time for the smoke to go down. But estranged lovers reuniting always makes you wait, doesn't it? Yes, this one's worth a watch, and not only for the theme.
After a long break the magical dancer is back with another film, though a dubbed one from Tamil. The movie is a typical sentimental potboiler that is very common in the South-Indian film industry, but what sets it slightly apart from run-of-the-mill stuff is the different treatment given to a very ordinary story. And one more interesting aspect of the film is the location of the songs. Most of them have been shot in the beautiful Nilgiris, and the locales are absolutely stunning. You have to see the movie to experience the beauty.
Sunil (Prabhu Deva) lives with his doting (but kinda senti) brother Sarath Kumar, who is a local rowdy. Now Sunil is a short-tempered guy who easily gets into fights (and very well choreographed ones at that!). As a result of this, he gets kicked out of his medical college, but with his brother's influence, he manages admission into another. There he promptly falls in love with the very beautiful Sunitha (Jelaaseel - of the Sunrise ad fame). She instantly reciprocates his love, and they sing a couple of duets in the Nilgiris.
Now Sunitha's sister (Ishwarya) has a husband who, after taking a lot of money from some bad guys, plans to marry off Sunitha to a very ugly goon. Sunitha immediately calls up Sunil and asks him to come and save her. But the next day, which is the day of the marriage, he turns up late. And so, to save her sister from the clutches of the evil goon, Ishwarya commits suicide. Sunitha blames all this on Sunil, and leaves him hating him with every breath. She takes her sister's daughter and goes away.
As time passes, Sunil becomes a famous heart surgeon. Sunitha's nephew develops a heart complication and so she ends up in the same house that Sunil is living.
The movie is pretty good on the whole. The comedy track by Vivek, Dhanu and Vayapuri
is funny, and despite a lot of unnecessary sentiment and melodrama, the movie
never gets boring. The acting is nothing special, though. Jelaaseel looks absolutely
ravishing. The music is pretty good, with a couple of very good songs. On the
technical side, the dubbing should have been more professional.