This film is strictly reviewed according to the FRS™, for more details on our completely unscientific way of watching movies, do refer to our Irandam Ulagam review.
FRS- Unscientific. Unsympathetic.Unwanted (how’s the tag line buddies?)
A note on noting.
It has come to our notice that the Royal Bengal tiger and the joint family comedy are now endangered, the reason for the tiger’s dwindling population is unknown to us, but the family comedy has surely come to its near end; its proponents have either given up on the genre because the genre’s faithful audience now sit at home and watch TV serials.
And now to the review.
+1: for defying all existing rules and making a film without Santhanam
-2.5: partially misleading title, movie is not about the food served in marriages<possible spoiler>
-10: guy (hero) attends phone call during important meeting thing, first things first, we really hate that. We never get calls during meetings, never, ever.
+5: admirable to see someone attempt a quasi- crazy mohanian film
-34.83: however it isn’t an admirable quasi-crazy mohanian film, if it doesn’t have enough laughs. Definitely not crazy enough; or perhaps we are misreading the film, which is quite possible< the complainant who accuses us of this can write to us, we will duly apologize>
+5: for the heroine not being the daughter or sister of MLA/goonda/main or sub villain( Lekha Washington plays a mechanical engineering graduate who also blogs. We are recruiting such kinds)
+6: actually for all the characters for being simple and rooted and quite likeable
-12: for focussing on stereotypes to provide on humour (not happening buddies) instead of focussing on humour for which situations were rightly setup
-4: thick accents as humour (ok covered in above point, but still we do like to double strike)
+7.89: guy actually doing something do-able (as in real life) to impress girl
-5: what happened to the heroine’s brother????? <No we really want to know, he was there for some time, then went to study for exams?>
-7: subplot (or sub of subplot) based on rumour, again not funny; also the movie takes “the long and winding road” to the end. <Suppressed yawns>
+3: NRI friend who actually is not a threat to your life and will not take away the girl (points given considering the writers have not gone past amjikarai in their whole lives)
-3: hero sidelines Chennai friends when NRI friend appears and saves the day (yes this happens and we take friendships seriously)
-2: Bridesmaids have inherent synchronous giggling quality which they do not find irritating
-1: bajji-sojji based
+10: Delhi Ganesh <as usual a pleasure to watch, but has very little to do>
+5: Crazy Mohan cameo, and that too playing a doc (nth time, still works)
+16: for taking up a subject about which is rarely spoken about in films, also in real life. Well handled.
+1: best use of the phrase “cat is out of the bag”
We really wanted to like this film, but then in life very little things go according to our wants.Maybe a viewing with reduced expectations would have been satisfying.
The title of this review does not mean anything.<Mostly the whole review also>
All numbers are arbitrary and instantaneous.
Review Board, the Lowly Laureate