The Vishu season is just round the corner & the films have started making their presence felt to cash in on the festive mood. The first one to grace the screens was "100 Days of Love" which I had missed out last week as I had my PhD Defense, which by the way I had successfully completed. This week saw the two generations locking horns at the box office, Lalettan's "Ennum Eppozhum" & the young brigade's "Oru Vadakkan Selfie". Since the promos of the latter was rib ticking hilarious, I decided to check it out first. So will it be able to hold itself in front of the legend???
Umesh (Nivin Pauly) is a carefree engineering student who squandered time with his buddies in college. Expectedly he flunked majority of his exams & was the source of constant worry for his parents. But nothing quite enticed him to amend his ways apart from seek a shortcut to fame which led him to the idea of shooting a short film. It was at around this time that new neighbours moved in next door & he was smitten by their daughter, Daisy (Manjima Mohan) which proved to be an inspiration for his venture. Anywaz his short film idea didnt quite work out as planned & in order to escape from the constant bickering of his father, he decides to try out his luck in Chennai. Little did he realise that this trip would turn his life upside down.
G. Prajith, the associate director in all of Vineeth Srinivasan's films has finally decided to helm a project on his own. There is no doubt that he has learned his trade quite well as it's quite evident in the making of this movie. Add to it, his Guru has penned the script of his debut venture whose content is hilarious to say the least. In other words, it has been written knowing the pulse of the youth & I'm sure all of us will relate to many of the scenes be it with regard to the jokes, the interaction with the parents etc. Even the cliche scenes has been executed in a manner which will have us in splits. If at all, there was a drawback I felt it was with regard to the climax which didn't quite have the punch, though I liked the message it conveyed. In the technical department, Shaan Rehman's music was average but in sync with the mood of the film. Jomon T John as usual has done a fine job while the editing by Ranjan Abraham was adequate.
Nivin Pauly has been on the surge since the past year or so & his career graph is still on the rise. His comic timing & carefree attitude was spot on. Giving him ample support was Aju Varghese who impresses with a solid humorous performance while Vineeth Srinivasan who makes his appearance in the latter half has improved by leaps & bounds with regard to humour. Manjima Mohan (who we remember as the little kid in "Priyam") is making her debut as a lead actress & has done a decent job, though she needs to work on the emotional scenes. As for the rest of the cast, Vijay Raghavan was fantastic while Neeraj Madhav has also done a fine job.
Verdict: Inspite of Lalettan's release, this movie will surely garner a fantastic initial over the weekend. It has all the ingredients for a good comic entertainer which will have us laughing to glory at many instances. In short, be sure to be part of this selfie!!!
Rating: 2.667+0.583 = 3.25/5