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Engal Anna Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, April 23, 2004 • தமிழ் ]
Engal Anna Review
Vijayakanth, Namitha, Prabhu Deva, Vadivelu

Vijayakanth seems to have got it right this time. Engal Anna, the remake  of Malayalam blockbuster Chronic Bachelor, a laugh-riot all through will certainly provide some relief to the actor. The likes of Vadivelu, Pandiarajan and Prabhu Deva team up with Vijayakanth to provide a humourous entertainer for the film-buffs.
Produced by Vijayakanth himself under the banner of Andal Azhagar Cine Combines, the film would appeal very much to die-hard fans of  Vijayakanth.
Vijayakanth loses his father, when he is very young. His father (Lal)  and Rajiv were bitter enemies. But when they decide to come together with  the  marriage of Vijayakanth and Indraja (Rajiv's daughter), their relative Thyagu plays a game by revealing other side of Lal that he has another wife with a son (younger Lal) and daughter (younger Swarnamalya). Then a plot created by Thyagu kills Rajiv and Lal are blamed for this. Lal gets arrested and eventually dies. Convinced that his father had killed  Vijayakanth sets out in search of his younger brother and sister, while
Indraja decided to marry Thyagu's son.
Later, Vijayakanth realises the truth. Thanks to his uncle Manivannan, he comes to know that his father had no hand in Rajiv's death and resolves  to remain a bachelor all through his life. He lives along with his assistant Vadivel, who too has decided to remain a bachelor.
Vijayakanth sponsors for his sister's studies (not revealing his identity). In the meantime Namitha and four of her friends come to stay  at  the house next to his house, where Swarnamalya stays. And he too has a few guests in his house, like Pandiarajan and Prabhu Deva (Manivannan's son).
 The movie from here has interesting events which results in love between Prabhu Deva and Swarnamalya.
In the end Vijayakanth finds out the truth from Thyagu and Anandraj and  holds the hands of Namitha. The movie has right mix of action, romance and humour that will please his fans.
Vijayakanth deserves special mention for leaving his presence in a humourous movie (not his forte normally). However, he does not  disappoint action-lovers as he jumps and kicks a few in the movie. Tollywood girl Namitha makes her debut in Tamil and looks fresh on the screen. Vadivel
deserves credit for his spontaneous wit and humour. His comedy with Pandiarajan and Prabhu Deva deserve greater appreciation. Anandha Kuttan has cranked the camera while Deva has composed the music.
Director Siddique has succeeded in presenting a Malayalam theme much to
the liking of Tamil audience with humour all through. A must for  Vijayakanth fans.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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