What is bad:The pace is all wrong. The movie, especially the first half is way too slow. The second heroine’s character (an average looking Rukmini) is very poorly defined. But the most disappointing aspect has to be the poorly composed music by Prakash Kumar. One wonders what was the producer thinking when he heard the tunes. The fault also lies with the director Gandhi Krishna for accepting such an average screenplay for a movie. This is the basic reason why the film drags. At least half hour of the first half could have easily been done away with. The story and the editing too leave a lot to be desired, When Madhumaitha meets Raghu in the US and requests him to take her back in his life, there is no repentance in her character at all. This pivotal scene in the second half should have been handled more sensitively. Director Gandhi Krishna blew away many such chances.
Me Thinks:It is a bold attempt by producer Ravi Chandran to handle a subject that deals with the dark side of love. It is a made-for multiplex movie and does not have any commercial elements that summer season audiences look for.
Tailpiece: With a negligible comedy track and a tense subject to deal with the film offers the viewer no relief whatsoever. So here is the question that many would ask after seeing this flick: “where then is the joy in Ananda Thandavam!”