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Githan Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Monday, May 9, 2005 • தமிழ் ]
Githan Review
Radaan / Super Good Films
Ramesh, Pooja, Livingston, Nalini and Sarath Kumnar
Vincent Selva
Radhika Sarathkumar
Srikanth Deva

Making a remake is never an easy task. In that director Vincent Selvah, who has made Hindi Gayab as Githan in Tamil, had his task cut out. But considering the odds that he had to face, he has given a good account of himself and he has been aided in the main by Ramesh, the hero, who is earnest in his complex role. And Pooja, the heroine, has ably supported him.

Surya (Ramesh) is deemed a failure by all. He is a salesman who can't make a career out of it and is also not able to make his love clear to Priya (Pooja), his flame since his childhood. His dominating mother (Nalini) often bullies him.

One day when everything goes wrong, Surya, in a fit of self-sympathy, prays to God to make him invisible. Immediately, he finds a statue that is floating in water, which makes him invisible!

The rest of the film is how he wreaks havoc on all who had humiliated him including Pooja's lover Ajay, his mother and others.

In the second half Surya turns evil as he robs a bank, to become rich so that he can impress Pooja. But when his attempt fails, he turns nasty and vents his spleen against the society.

A police officer Arasu (Sarath Kumar) is deputed by the government to catch the bank robber and save the city from the invisible man.

If Producer R B Choudhary's second son Jeeva impressed one and all in Ram, it's now his elder son Ramesh's turn to leave a mark playing the gawky Surya.

Looking at his performance, one may not say that it is his debut film. He has given an extra force to the role that he has played.

Pooja plays a desperate lover and walks away with honors. Her fearful expressions deserve a special mention.

Srikanth Deva's background score sustains the tempo - though the songs are no great shakes. 

Sarath Kumar playing a cameo as a tough police cop evokes interest in the movie while Kala Bhavan Mani as usual uses his miming skills.

All said, one could praise Vincent Selvah for his honest remake of a successful Hindi movie.

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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