Acham Enbadhu Madamaiyada Movie Review
Acham Enbadhu Madamaiyada, a remarkable game out of the comfort zones
Acham Enbadhu Madamaiyada, maybe most ill-fated flicks of Kollywood this year, seems not to carry that bad luck into theaters. The movie, after so many postponements and dragging, finally opened up to positive response from the viewers. Interestingly, both director Gautham Vasudev Menon and lead actor Simbu play outside their comfort zones and that gives the movie a unique ad fresh feel, and stands it out from Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya or any other Gautham Menon or Simbu flicks.
The movie is all about a young man and woman who fall in love and take a road trip on the young man’s bike. But, some unexpected events happening on the road trip reshape both their destinies and how they deal with the violent and dangerous events is the rest of the story. Simbu plays a young man, reminiscent of his Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya character, who is occupied with job hunting and hanging out with friends. After three pathetic breakups, he is fed up with dealing with women and decides to patiently wait for his soul mate.
The romantic bell rings again when, Leela, played by debutante Manjima Mohan, his sister’s friend comes to stay with the family. Both strike with the love arrows and fill the first half with some beautiful romantic endeavors. The movie shifts gears in the second half when they kick off for a road trip and some sleek action sequences follow. There are some surprise and mass elements in the movie that cannot be expected from a typical Gautham Menon film.
The movie gives a good momentum for Simbu as an actor and he dominates the screen with one of the best performances in his career. Simbu effortlessly portrays the matured and evolving protagonist and shrugs off his typical mass mannerism to fit into the shoes of the character. Manjima Mohan can have sigh because she has a decent debut after a long wait. The actor locks her role with control and charm and establishes a fine chemistry with Simbu.
Gautham Menon steps out of his comfort zone for the first time his enigmatic career and gives out a blend of his signature style with a mass template. The script is well structured with leaving crucial things left unsaid and concludes the race with a proper twist. Even though the movie is a little slow in the scenes just before and after the intermission, Acham Enbadhu Madamaiyada is a good amalgam of genres like romance, action, road movie, and a thriller, worthy of a weekend watch.