What is Good:
The movie, right from the start, has a certain emotional texture to it that carries for almost first 70-80 percent of its run time. It has been shot in Europe at locations like Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, giving a completely new feel to the movie.
Kamal Haasan is as usual honest in the role of a Major who has no other way but to do his job. Infact the role is a cake walk for him. Sangeetha has done some strange movies, but this one just goes onto prove that she has got loads of talent. Madhavan, as the comical villain, is funny and believable, and so is the kid who plays the role of Sangeetha’s son Vishy. However, it is Trisha who manages to surprise everyone. It is very rare to see a heroine get an ‘intelligent role’ and she manages it with the same audacity she worked in Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya. This could be there amongst her best performances so far.
Then there is a stunningly done song, where everything goes backwards, and the song goes forward. Yes the technique is not new, but the visuals on screen are just terrific. It just has to be seen on big screen!
Great visuals, honest characterization and great performances – with all these it seems like that the movie is set to do something great. It is exactly where it falls!