Some films are heroine-centric - they shape up the woman's character interestingly. Some are story-centric - they shape up the story interestingly. Indu is neither. It is completely an audience-centric film. That is because it shapes up the audience in pretty interesting ways.
The plot of this dubbed cinematic marvel revolves round a nervous, cowering college student Indu (Charmme) and her psycho father. Indu has these incredibly silly college mates who mischievously keep trying to link Indu and a bloke called Sriram (Bala). This results in several planted love-letters, gifts and orchestrated scenes of the two falling over each other. Such cuteness can't go unpunished. In fact, such acting skills can't go unpunished.
So Indu's dad Karunakar, an evil goon who can't stand it when Indu so much as looks at a guy, keeps unleashing terror all the time. What's more, he's been hired by someone to finish off Sriram for another reason, which is beyond the scope of this review. Come to think of it, this whole movie is beyond the scope of this review.
Anyway, one thing follows another, and Sriram's parents pack him off to India where they think he'll be safe. Simultaneously, Indu tries to run away from home from her dad. Coincidentally, both Sriram and Indu happen to be in the same bus. After a chase, a forest sequence and Indu's waterfall bath later, Sriram takes Indu to her home and lectures Karunakar on how to be a good parent. The movie ends peacefully there. The audience, however, has ended long back.
Well, Indu is not a movie anyone would really watch. The story and the pace get you all fidgety right after the first 10 minutes. And then on, it's mostly a battle between your sense of humour and your life. The comedy and the PJs, however, can be enjoyed if you've suitably lowered your IQâ€¦ and your eyelids. Some of the stunts are exotic enough to appear on Discovery.
Charmme is being used to draw in audiences, but her skimpy college wear doesn't really make her look glamorous. She acts well, though. The hero and a few known Tamil faces act decently. But the rest of the members of the cast need to be told they're in a movie and that people are watching them.
And the drab visuals are quite chilling, and the messy dubbing, the background track and the songs are quite killing.
In all, Indu is a movie that can't be watched even if it is being beamed directly onto your retina.