Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, they say. No one can understand this better than choreographer-actor-director Prabhu Deva, for reasons which are obvious.
So expectations were high on ‘Engeyum Kadhal’, his directorial venture. Though romance reigns supreme in this film, lack of enough care in the script and narration mar the flow. But hold on! Harris Jayaraj’s music, Nirav Shah’s cinematography and the crackling chemistry of ‘Jayam’ Ravi-Hansika Motwani set things right to a decent extent.
From Laila-Majnu to Karthik-Jessy, romance has been celebrated in various ways on screen. ‘Engeyum Kadhal’ follows this formula, and who knows, it may strike the right chord in today’s youngsters, who vote for candyfloss stories.
Unlike earlier Prabhu Deva films that were more noisy, ‘Engeyum Kadhal’ is rather quite, sedate to start with. The movie is more like a gentle breeze touching your face on a cool evening.
It is a tale of a suave, rich and a successful young business man Kamal (‘Jayam’ Ravi) who wants to break all hectic shackles around him to go on a vacation to Paris, the capital city of France.
It’s boy meeting girl story here. Destiny brings Kayal (Hansika Motwani), a Indian girl brought up in France in his life. Rajasekhar (Suman), Kayal’s father runs a detective agency.
She is shocked when she comes to know from reading his father’s case that a client (Sonu) is currently behind Kamal, only to kill him. Kayal decides to save Kamal’s life. The saviour act turns as love between them.
Kamal leaves France and Kayal is shattered. After almost a year, they meet again and things take a turn.
‘Jayam’ Ravi is impressive. He plays his part extremely well and seems to have got under the skin to deliver his best. Especially as a stylish entrepreneur, he fits the bill well. Hansika, the bubbly, girl is awesome. Her presence itself is a big plus, not to forget her performance. Suman and Raju Sundaram play their part well.
If Prabhu Deva is the heart for ‘Engeyum Kadhal’, Harris Jayaraj is its soul. His mesmerising tunes catches admiration of one and all. Nirav Shah’s lens captures the Paris at its pristine glory.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder. Perhaps the movie ends proving this point. Go fall in love with ‘Engeyum Kadhal’.