Kalathil Santhippom is the Tamil drama movie, starring Jiiva, Arulnithi, Manjima Mohan and Priya Bhavani Shankar. Radha Ravi, Robo Shankar, Bala Saravanan have played vital roles and the movie is written and directed by N Rajasekhar. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the songs and scored the background and the camera is handled by Abinanthan Ramanujam. The movie is produced by RB Choudary under his banner ‘Super Good Films’.
Jiiva and Arulnithi are working in a finance company and are thick friends from their childhood. Arulnithi’s mother Renuka plans for her son’s marriage with her niece, Manjima Mohan, whereas Manjima’s father Vela Ramamoorthy, elder brother of Renuka, is against this. And he makes arrangements for his daughter’s marriage with someone else.
On the day of Manjima’s marriage, Jiiva abducts her on her own request, for getting her married with his friend. Arulnithi, who has decided not to marry anyone due to his lost love, is refusing to marry Manjima. Controversies and tension arise between the friends and what happens further is the rest of the movie.
The senior actor Jiiva, plays cool by giving more opportunities to Arulnithi and the latter has made the best use of it and proves his talent. And Arulnithi creates a feeling that his talent was not utilized properly in his earlier movies. Jiiva, who keeps away in the initial fight scene, enters the playground in the fight scene, just before the climax and hits fours and sixes. After ‘S M S’, Jiiva has exhibited an enjoyable performance in this movie.
Out of the two female leads, Priya Bhavani Shankar appears only in the second half of the movie, but does her role perfectly and steals the show. Manjima Mohan has more scope and also has played the character very well. Both of them have presented a quite natural performance and look like the girls next door.
The performance of the experienced actor Radha Ravi is so natural and excellent. Robo Shankar and Bala Saravanan entertain us with their hilarious comedy, but Robo Shankar could have been controlled at few places.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s score increases the effect of the scenes, but the songs are not that special and are not blend with the screenplay. The clear cinematography of Ramanujam is so pleasant and is a plus for the movie.
The few political gestures could have been avoided in the movie for all audience.
The new combination of the two lead actors, Jiiva and Arulnithi, worked wonders. Despite few flaws, the movie is a good watch with families.