What is bad: Karunakaran's penchant for twists drags the second half down. I was reminded consistently of Yuvakudu, a movie that had a feel good theme for 75% of its running time, but went so horribly wrong in the last half hour that it ruined the feel. This one is not as bad, but still the feel suddenly goes missing. A better leading man might have helped. Karunakaran has definitely given us the boy next door, but great actor, Yasho Sagar definitely is not. The two fights are completely unnecessary. One word, Karunakaran needs to get rid of his second half syndrome in a hurry or he might never make it back.
Me Thinks: If you want to take your family to a movie, and they have already seen Ready, this is the movie they would love watching. An excellent first half will give you your money's worth and the comedy bits in the second half will ensure it is not unbearable. I was going to give it 2.75 but it gets the quarter brownie point for the fact that it is clean family viewing. Go without expectations and chances are you won't be disappointed.
Tailpiece: Karunakaran's penchant with white continues. In all his films, the heroine wears white in the introduction scene and this is no different. Karunakaran manages the north girl to south girl transformation of Sneha Ullal with a simple stroke – a black bindi on her forehead magically alters her appearance and she looks stunning, part Sneha, part Aishwarya Rai.