What is Good:
Right from its start Ala Modalaindi is a true blue romantic comedy and remains so till the end. You hardly worry about the graphics or background music or cinematography – it is just too much fun to think about all these! For a change we have comedy that isn’t too cinematic, but purely situational.
Nani is as usual good in the role of a boy next door who directs crime based reality shows! Nitya Menon is a revelation – the ease with which she essays her role is amazing. It seems after doing complex roles in Malayalam films, the role of an ultra modern girl was just a cakewalk for her. To know that she dubbed for the movie and sang three songs is worthy of an applause! The chemistry between Nani and Nitya is subtle, sweet and it gives the movie some of its best moments.
Most love stories bank heavily on its character artists and everyone in the movie give good performances irrespective of their lengths. The role of Gautam’s mother is a character that is etched with lots of love around it, and Rohini does complete justice to it.
Ashish Vidyarthi, though he could be over the top sometimes, fits the character of an arrogant kidnapper very well.