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Dindukal Sarathy Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Monday, December 22, 2008 • Tamil ]
Dindukal Sarathy Review
Dream Towers
Karunaas, Karthika, Saranya, Livingston, M S Bhaskar, Periyar Dasan, Manobala, Mayilsamy, Shanumuga Rajan
Subramaniam Pilai

Joining the long list of comedians trying their luck as heroes is Karunaas. Unlike others, his maiden venture as hero is a whiff of fresh air for it is laced with lighter moments, sentiments and a message at the end for the masses.

Doing a remake is never an easy task. Even remakes from other languages starring big artistes failed to strike a chord with the masses. 'Dindigul Sarathy', inspired by Malayalam hit 'Vadaku Nokki Enthiram' is different and engrossing. 

Due credit should be given to director Shivashanmugham, who has made necessary changes in the script to suit the Tamil audience. Though the first half has shades of the original, the latter half is different and oozes with nativity.

Unlike contemporary Tamil films, the movie doesn't boast of any punch dialogue, boundless glamour or crass comedy. It is a riveting story that drives the momentum in the film. All the artistes deserve a pat for they have identified themselves as their characters in the film.

In a nutshell, the movie is set around a man with inferiority complex over his average looks. An average looking youth, who gets married to a good-looking woman and his travails thereafter is 'Dindugal Sarathy'.

Sarathy's (Karunaas) problem is that he is short, stout and dark skinned. With most of the girls he approached refusing to marry him, a fair and beautiful girl (Karthika) comes forward to accept Sarathy in her life.

But the real problem starts only after the marriage. His inferiority complex drives him to suspect his wife. At one point, things go way beyond control. How the couple overcomes all hurdles and reunites is the climax.

Karunaas is in his elements. He makes the audience laugh, cry and sympathizes for him. He lends dignity to the character and brings out the emotions of a youth struck by complex really well. Over all, he has rendered the role with grace and charm.

Equally impressive is Karthika. The girl, who acted opposite Sarath Kumar in 'Nam Naadu' is a perfect foil for the character. The cute-looking girl emotes at her best. A difficult character but done well in the end. It's refreshing to see a girl giving a go by to glamour in recent Tamil cinema. 

Nasser's brisk cameo towards the climax deserves a special mention. A great actor he is for the thespian hogs all limelight in a brief role.

Music by Dheena is good. Especially, the remix number featuring Karunaas, Grace Karunaas among others is one of the major highlights of the film, not to forget about a handful of scenes including the 'Saamiyov' comedy.

The film presented by Sun Pictures, is sure to leave an impression with the masses. The story and script are the real heroes in it. All applause goes to Karunaas for making his first stint in such a good script. Half the battle was already won by the filmmakers as they zeroed in on Sreenivasan's successful script.

This family entertainer, 'Dindigul Sarathy' is surely worth a watch.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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