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FRS: Mr. Local

So we all know what FRS is right? Good that would save us an introduction.

A romantic comedy that tears your heart apart

-12: Narration, the whole movie is a narration between Manohar (SK) and his french prison guard. Hate narration in movies, hate them, except of course when done well. This isn’t one.

-10: In the inmates vs prison guards match, SK is the only person who scores a goal; do note that this match happens in Paris.

-2:Sun rays will exactly light up in a way that it illuminates SK’s head perfectly before his introduction.

+11: French prison guards are considerate and listen to entire sob stories of their inmates.

<Debate topic, should TN audience be as considerate as the prison guards from France?>

+13: SK saves Tamil Nadu culture from ‘external forces’ who want to ban the celebration of Ayudha Poojai; ‘external force’ is name Rita so that it rhymes with PETA and thus slides in the usual jallikattu reference.

Most humor based are some current event reference or involves Robo Shankar trying to talk in English

-40.9: SK’s habit of calling his friends as Baby and Darling, if this trend catches on, you know who started the fire.

+2: SK is actually working in this movie  ( as a car salesman) and the companies he switch to are also in the same industry (automotive); so yes there are things that Rajesh got right.

+5: SK’s cute family is a good addition to Tamil cinema’s long history cute families; in fact the triumvirate of funny mother-crazy sister and dutiful yet ‘fun’ son is a M.Rajesh favourite.

+57: Radhika is absolutely amazing in this film, in fact we could say the only good thing in this film; she switches from funny to sentimental and back just like that. Add more points for the meta in-joke of Radhika playing a TV serial obsessed mom whose life’s aim is to have a selfie with a TV heroine.

M. Rajesh stands Meta Rajesh?

-45: Hero (SK, we will use interchangeably) meets heroine by road accident cliche

-26.78: Rest of movie is about how they will not apologize for the above said road accident, because reasons.

-20: Keerthana Vasudevan (Lady Superstar Nayanthara)  runs KV productions- a tamil tv serial production house that is housed in an entire flashy skyscraper (some 20 floors); the rent for which would take up much of the finances of the production house- a good CEO would first be looking to use resources better…never mind, I don’t think M. Rajesh really thought about the heroine’s profession, he just wanted a CEO.

Thanos Tamizhachi: The Snap That Was Heard Across Kodambakkam

+1: Surprisingly for a movie about local vs global, no IT employees were made fun of in this movie.

-45: The only strategy that Keerthana Vasudevan (which is mentioned as trendy name, so 20 years down the lane you see a number of KVs then you know who started the fire) displays is her emotion less ability to sack people. (again and again)

So she goes and sacks the lead star of her popular production but does not get the HR involved and that too under frivolous reasons? I mean…oh please just get on with it.

Maybe they should have made the movie about how KV started KV productions; that would give more insight.

+12: SK’s football capabilities in France are explained by means of a local football match

-12: Although his action capabilities are never established, we just have to assume that all heroes like SK are blessed with fighting capabilities that can knock down 20 goons minimum

-34: SK also has only one strategy, that is to capture the heart of the heroine by irritating her.

-50: Hero calls heroine Dora Bujji, heroine’s recognition of this nickname (later) apparently cements the fact that heroine has love somewhere inside for irritating hero.

-78: Hero realizes he is in fact really in love with the heroine even while irritating her; this is achieved by means of a “who will be the mother of my child type” emo-futuristic psychological game played by hero’s sister.

Hero’s sister plays the same game with heroine too. Crazy sister.

This movie is a horror movie. Really because it creates fear among those who think about love, also love is not clearly defined in this movie, just like SK’s fighting skills.

-33: All songs whenever, wherever, even in Paris; it also seems like they went to Paris for songs and then decided to shoot remaining part of the movie there.

-3: the inevitable Parrys-Paris ‘joke’ Come on boys! Time to write proper jokes for a comedy film. Like I mean…

-22: Hero is not very understanding and always wants to have the last word, nothing really matters in SK’s universe even if you are a CEO who has fought your way up, the last words always belong to SK.

Last Word Freak

-411: Sad state for KV, with all the irritations that SK is creating, the TRP of  her TV shows are now plummeting.

-101: Later, but not so later, heroine actually falls (in love) for the hero and maybe (although it is implied only) she thinks that these irritations are actually ‘cute and harmless’. Hmm does this mean..like…..

-25.4: The guy KV choses to marry is maybe not a guy after all and this is supposed to be joke and of course KV now runs back to SK, all opponents to SK will be no match for him. Although SK himself is your friendly neighborhood rowdy baby with cutesy family.

Unga Veetu Pillai Types

-97: KV points out that SK’s middle class fantasy involves having her leaving her job, making babies and looking after families and their crazy sister married; while he somehow now gets to run her company.

Although this is just a fantasy, we at the FRS believe that KV production at the moment needs a wartime CEO who would cut costs and focus on select things that they should focus.

We also would like to point out that KV Productions suddenly becomes KV enterprises and Nayanthara starts buying car dealerships so that she can fire SK again and again( which is her only strategy). I mean this sort of unwanted recklessness will never pass a sitting board.

I mean does Kollywood even care? No, corporates and companies are easy targets and thus make convenient villains.

Also readers must realize that corporates only want to make profit, while Kollywood donates all the money they make to charitable causes.

-41: For any film with Thambi Ramiah, yes we are being unreasonable like that, so for a movie feature to get positive points even after casting Thambi Ramiah would have to involve him doing exceptional work (highly unlikely) or like just don’t put him in movies and expect us to give positive points etc.

Yes sometimes we have to be unreasonable.

-2.5: For a movie billed as a romantic comedy, this is neither romantic or comedic; except for a chuckle here and there.

Audience is expected to feel romance just because they have listed Sid Sriram as the singer of one of the songs etc.

So what’s the current Kollywood guidance value for a movie to be called comedy?

One joke for every hour of runtime is what our extensive studies say, so 2.5 jokes in this movie.

Good job.

All numbers are incidental and arbitrary, except the facts provided by our data analytics team

Subam

Team FRS


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